Over half of the rivers and streams in the United States are deemed in too poor condition for life, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Heavy metals, bacteria, and fertilizer runoff constitute the majority of pollutants. Click this sentence for the full story.
Toxic algal blooms can be harmful to aquatic ecosystems. Recently, algae have been a growing problem for Lake Erie, decimating much of the aquatic wildlife and industry. Experts predict that this summer the lake will experience a particularly troublesome bloom.
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