Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century

Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century

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Last House on Holland Island, Maryland. Captions and Photo source: ©© baldeaglebluff

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Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (04-19-2017)

727 People on Chesapeake Bay Island Could Become America’s First ‘Climate Refugees’; LiveScience (12-15-2015)

The Last house of Sinking Chesapeake Bay Island; The Washington Post (11-27-2010)

Age-Old Problem: River in Jordan Polluted by Copper 7,000 Years Ago; LiveScience (12-13-2016)
The first river polluted by humanity may have been discovered in the Wadi Faynan region of southern Jordan, contaminated by copper about 7,000 years ago, a new study finds…

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say; Guardian UK (01-08-2016)
There is now compelling evidence to show that humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch, an “Anthropocene” – ending the current Holocene which began around 12,000 years ago…

Pictures Show How Modern Life Is Altering the Natural World; National Geographic (01-11-2016)

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age; Guardian UK (08-29-2016)

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces; Guardian UK (02-12-2017)
For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces…

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