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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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EPA report: More than half of U.S. rivers in poor shape

EPA report: More than half of U.S. rivers in poor shape | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a nationwide survey...

 

More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday.

The Environmental Protection Agency sampled nearly 2,000 locations in 2008 and 2009 — from rivers as large as the Mississippi River to streams small enough for wading. The study found more than 55 percent of them in poor condition, 23 percent in fair shape, and 21 percent in good biological health.

 

The most widespread problem was high levels of nutrient pollution, caused by... (click title for more)

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Teen Sues Alaska Because Climate Change Is Melting His Backyard

A year or two.

 

That’s the long-term prognosis for the melting permafrost that surrounds 18-year-old Nelson Kanuk’s remote Alaskan home, which is a seven-hour motorboat ride from the nearest small town.

 

Not wanting to see his house wash away into the Kugkaktlik River, the high school senior has filed a lawsuit against Alaska, arguing that America’s 49th state should be, and must be, doing more to push back against climate change


The crux of Kanuk’s argument centers on the aforementioned river, according to NPR. When the river ice moves out in the spring, it carves away at the bank. The permafrost usually helps keep the bank pretty sturdy, but it has begun to melt, and the bank has softened. Last spring, the Kanuks lost eight feet from their yard. The deterioration only accelerated from there. Last summer, another...Click TITLE for more

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