New research shows that suspended sediment accumulated via human activities can impair the breathing of fish, such as clownfish, as well as increases the rate of disease in fish.
As greenhouse gas levels hit record highs and summer temperatures reach their warmest ever, scientists are frantically working to find ways of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere. But now, new research shows that we may be able to rely - at least in part - on nature alone, which has its own methods for removing atmospheric carbon. This includes rivers, which reportedly are crucial in regulating the global carbon cycle.
Scientists have discovered signs of ancient water activity on Mars in a now- dried up lake system, adding to growing evidence that the Red Planet was once habitable for life, according to a new study.
After the infamous BP oil spill in 2010, where some of that oil ended up remained a mystery to scientists. Now, a new study from Florida State University has finally found where some of that missing oil wound up.
It may sound inconsequential, but sand and fine sediment from activates like sea-floor dredging and natural flood plumes can have a destructive impact on aquatic life. Now researchers are saying that silty deposits can even have a stunning impact on fish, extending the time required for the development of their larvae.