The Stream, September 25: Oceans & Clouds

Oceans In a new study, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric…

Florida Oyster Harvest Suffers As Drought Intensifies Water Battle with Georgia and Alabama

The drought that set upon the United States this year has tightened a three-state tug-of-war over fresh water, affecting marine life and a valuable fishing economy downstream in the Deep South's Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, the most biodiverse river system in North America.

Reporting From Apalachicola, Florida: A Thousand Straws Stress River Basin

Reporter Codi Yeager visits the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, where a severe drought is putting pressure on vital freshwater supplies for farms, cities, industries, and ecosystems in three Southeast states.
Red Tide Dead Fish Algae Blooms

Red Tide Downstream of Texas Drought: Marine Ecosystems Suffer Lack of Fresh Water

High temperatures and salinity concentrations along the Texas Gulf Coast are behind a toxic red tide, fish kills, and an influx of oyster parasites. Additionally, several saltwater species have been found upstream, surviving in a typically freshwater environment and signaling a large change in these delta ecosystems.

Water conservation is water conservation, except when it isn’t

In the ongoing water wars between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama,…