Our Children’s Earth v. Cargill
Cargill Agrees to Pay $318,000, Curb Salt Dust and Salt Runoff into Cayuga Lake in Proposed Bid to Settle a Federal Lawsuit
In lakes, chloride is a relatively benign ion at low concentrations but begins to have ecological impacts as concentrations rise into the 100s and 1,000s of mg L−1. In this study, we investigate long-term chloride trends in 371 freshwater lakes in North America. We find that in Midwest and Northeast North America, most urban lakes and rural lakes that are surrounded by >1% impervious land cover show increasing chloride trends. Expanding on this finding, thousands of lakes in these regions are at risk of long-term salinization. Keeping lakes “fresh” is critically important for protecting the ecosystem services freshwater lakes provide, such as drinking water, fisheries, recreation, irrigation, and aquatic habitat.
More Salt in Our Water Is Creating Scary New ‘Chemical Cocktails’
PRESS RELEASE November 27, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) at CLEAN.CayugaLake@gmail.com or John Dennis (email@example.com; 607-227-5172) Community Rallies for Cayuga Lake’s Day in Court On Monday, November 26, 2018, nearly 30 residents from …
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