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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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Can We Stop This Fish Disease?

This type of VHS isn’t a tape for your cassette player, but a fish disease that is rapidly spreading throughout the United States and the world. Scientifically known as Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, VHS was recently found in Lake Superior for the first time. The first Great Lake infection was found in 2003, and as of(…)

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Freshwater wildlife thrives in cleanest rivers since Industrial Revolution

Otters, water voles and many species of freshwater fish make dramatic recovery as water quality continues to improve. Otters, water voles and species of freshwater fish which had all but vanished from waterways have made a dramatic recovery following the healthiest decade for rivers since the industrial revolution. The toxic effects of pesticides nearly wiped(…)

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Fish industry next target for celebrity chefs’ campaign

New campaign aims to educate both retailers and consumers over more sustainable choices of seafood. Their high-profile and controversial campaign to raise welfare standards in the food industry changed the nation’s eating habits after exposing the reality of cheap, mass-produced chicken in the UK. But now the chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver are turning their(…)

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