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Interview: Raising awareness about global toxic algae bloom Special

A new docuseries that raises awareness of the global toxic algae bloom issue, which is caused by excess phosphorus in water, has been developed. To learn more Digital Journal spoke with the team behind the series.

The reason why some lakes are getting murkier

A study of some 5,000 lakes in Wisconsin has found over a quarter have become murkier over a twenty year period. The rate of murkiness is expected to increase with global warming.

Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

Researchers: Lakes, rivers flooded with artificial sweeteners

Brantford - Artificial sweeteners are found in many foods and beverages worldwide, but did you know that the fish are drinking them as well? In a 2012 study, Canadian researchers discovered artificial sweeteners could be found in lakes, rivers and oceans worldwide.

Photo Essay: Hiking Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island Special

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia, surrounded by the Vancouver Island Mountains, where nature has been conserved for all to view with accessible trails, maps and parking.

Photo Essay: New Zealand lakes Special

My favorite photos are of New Zealand. Glaciers melt from mountain tops into aquamarine waters that are so fresh you can drink from them. Forests and snow fields make perfect places to hike or ski. Sunsets mix pastel colors like Impressionistic art.

Dealing With Drought: Nepal Village Shows The Way Special

Kathmandu - I was traveling to Teenpiple, a village in Panchkhal, valley of Nepal, and it takes a good two-and-a-half hours to get there from the capital city of Kathmandu.

Study: Mars once had lakes made of melted ice

Research suggests that during the Hesperian Epoch, approximately 3 billion years ago, Mars had lakes made of melted ice.

Minnesota Road Salt Ends up in Lakes and Rivers

Research at the University of Minnesota has revealed that road salt used throughout the winter is making the state's lakes and rivers saltier.

Ecosystem Changes in Lakes Linked to Climate Warming

Researchers say unparalleled warming over the last few decades has triggered widespread ecosystem changes in many temperate North American and Western European lakes.

Winter Haven, Town Of Dry Canals

Once upon a time Winter Haven, Florida was a boater's dream with many lakes connected by canals that made for long days on the water going from here to there. Heck Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields both had a place side by side separated by a canal.

Global warming to deplete Great Lakes even more

A report that was released on Wednesday says that global warming will likely drain more water from the great lakes and pose added pollution threats to the region's vulnerable ecosystem.

Plans To Eradicate Milfoil With Renovate In Lakes Being Considered

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is considering using Renovate, a chemical designed for European milfoil, to kill the invasive seaweed. Although the DEC says that it should control the milfoil, but not completely eradicate it.

Water World of sorts found under Antarctic ice

According to CTV.ca News Staff an amazing discovery has been made in the Antarctic.

Saturn's Moon Titan a World of Rivers and Lakes

Images shot last summer by NASA's Cassini spacecraft provide the strongest evidence yet that Titan, a saturnian moon and one of the most Earth-like celestial bodies in the solar system, is dotted with a multitude of liquid lakes.

Sewage Threatening Great Lakes

The untreated urban sewage that flows into the Great Lakes each year are threatening a critical ecosystem that supplies water to millions of people, according to a study by a Canadian environmental group

Counting Sheep In The Timeless Charm Of The Lake District

WINDERMERE (dpa) - Ask the average Englishman which part of his country has the finest scenery and he's likely to name the Lake District. Although only 160 kilometres north of the Manchester conurbation, this is a region that still looks like someth...
 

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Camper Van hire through the Lakes
Camper Van hire through the Lakes
El Chorro lakes  formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
El Chorro lakes, formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
Spring heralds a swift arrival on Saturday
Spring heralds a swift arrival on Saturday
El Chorro lakes  formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
El Chorro lakes, formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
El Chorro lakes  formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
El Chorro lakes, formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
Among Janet and David s travels was a visit to Iran s Lake Oroumieh. Once one of the world s largest...
Among Janet and David's travels was a visit to Iran's Lake Oroumieh. Once one of the world's largest salt lakes (at 37.75 degrees North) has been rapidly declining due to watershed diversions and agricultural water use. In late February 2014, experts gathered in northwestern Iran to develop plans for saving the lake, which now holds just 20 percent of the water it contained only a decade ago. The nation's new president, Hassad Arani, made this effort an urgent priority.
Nima Dimari of Mehr News Agency, Courtesy of Payvand.com News
Bridleway along the valley floor graced by autumnal colours
Bridleway along the valley floor graced by autumnal colours
Tahoe  seen here from Emerald Bay  was one of the primary validation sites for the global lake study...
Tahoe, seen here from Emerald Bay, was one of the primary validation sites for the global lake study. The lake, which straddles the borders of California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in North America.
Image credit: NASA-JPL.
Some leaves are evergreen but many others have fallen or have turned yellow  gold and brown
Some leaves are evergreen but many others have fallen or have turned yellow, gold and brown
The valley lakes at Fairlands in autumn
The valley lakes at Fairlands in autumn
El Chorro lakes  formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
El Chorro lakes, formed as part of a hydroelectric scheme in southern Spain.
This photo was taken on November 18  2012 at TY Park in Hollywood  Florida. It was shot with a Kodak...
This photo was taken on November 18, 2012 at TY Park in Hollywood, Florida. It was shot with a Kodak easy-share digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.

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