Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

Shanghai. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways, patterned around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea. But now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-caused, harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations, according to a new study.

The study concluded that adverse changes in the ocean ecosystem can be traced back to industry and agriculture and that the only way the process can be reversed is for humans to start addressing land-based pollution…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (01-31-2017)

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