Researchers found the virus itself doesn’t kill the fish. However, at higher water temperatures, it can weaken their immune system and allow other infections to spread, which ultimately finish off the fish.
This "underdog" of aquatic animals can filter up to 600 gallons of water per month. Working together, mussels can dramatically clean the rivers where they live. Now, Philadelphia is banking on just that.
Residents and environmental advocates are calling for tough limits on water pollution from a coal-fired power plant situated a few miles upstream from the water intake for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
The financial backer and main customer of a proposed plant to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River is backing out of the project. It cited a number of factors for the decision.
The Trump administration wants to open up nearly all of the country's oceans to oil drilling. So what will this mean for communities that depend on the coast for their livelihood? And what will it mean for our oceans? Will they become the site of the next great oil rush?