Tippets: Floating Fish & Sinking Economy, Drugs Downstream, World Conservation Congress on Bristol Bay

September 7, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • The Yellowstone River fish die-off foreshadows the growing threat of climate change. This summer brought record low flows and high temperatures, and “In addition to threatening our outdoor heritage, these changes bear an economic cost.” Via Montana Wildlife Federation.
  • An increasing amount of research points to evidence that chemicals we put in our bodies often end up in our waterways. A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, “explores what happens when amphetamine ends up in the ecosystems encompassing streams and it finds the drug can have a significant impact on the bacteria, algae and insects who call them home.” Via The Denver Post.
  • The World Conservation Congress overwhelmingly approved a motion in vocal opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. “The reputation of the World Conservation Congress for environmental expertise and science-based decision-making make this unequivocal international action especially notable,” writes Joel Reynolds on The Huffington Post.