Smelmon

“Acidification of rivers could make young pink salmon, the most abundant type in the Pacific, smaller and more vulnerable to predators by dampening their ability to smell danger.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-climatechange-salmon-idUKKCN0P91XK20150629)

Damp is the least of their problems.

Poached

“Hundreds of spring Chinook salmon have been found dead in Oregon rivers over the past week, in a sign that abnormally high water temperatures are taking a toll on the threatened species.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-usa-oregon-salmon-idUKKBN0OZ2L420150619)

Local wild parsley was also wilting.

Plughole

“A team at the University of Sheffield has shown that ‘tampon tests’ can be used to track down which houses sewage is coming from at river locations where a problem has been identified.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/31/tampon-tests-could-be-used-to-track-sewage-in-rivers)

This will help plug the enforcement loophole of unsanitary crime.

Dump

“Among the greatest achievements for water quality in the past 25 years is that countries have stopped dumping large quantities of untreated urban and industrial waste water into rivers.” (http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021)

It’s all too easy to blame a typo for the risk of shitting down the river network.

Frozen Wasteland

“Human excrement is a bigger problem than the oxygen bottles, torn tents, broken ladders, and cans or wrappers teams left behind. … Human waste piling up over decades … posed a health hazard to people dependent on water from rivers fed by the region’s melting glaciers.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-nepal-everest-idUKKBN0M00A220150304)

A bigger problem than yellow snow.

Snowed-sign

“Federal land managers were required to determine where on the country’s vast forests snow machines could travel without harming or destroying natural resources like rivers or wildlife like imperiled Canada lynx that are dependent on undisturbed winter landscapes.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-usa-environment-snowmobiles-idUKKBN0L207320150129)

Unfortunately the way markers were obscured by snow.

Oleaginous

“The oil has spread to cover about 350 square kilometers of the delicate ecosystem—including staining the Passur River—according to the Bangladeshi forest department. Yet, measures to contain and clean-up the oil spill have been crude at best.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1215-hance-sundarbans-oil-spill.html)

Crude at its best is still uncorrected.