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An introduction to freshwater multiple stressors and the MARS Project (now with subtitles!)

Last year, the EU MARS project produced a short video explaining the growing problem of freshwater multiple stressors.

Multiple stressors describe the combinations of environmental impacts like pollution, floods and drought that place stress on the health of an ecosystem.  99 more words

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Water pollution makes river biodiversity more vulnerable to climate warming

Polluted rivers with low oxygen levels are more susceptible to the harmful effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by MARS scientist… 563 more words

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Multiple stressor indicators, interactions and impacts at a MARS workshop in Lisbon

In December 2015, a team of MARS scientists responsible for investigating and modelling the effects of multiple stressors on river basins across Europe held a project workshop in Lisbon, Portugal.  416 more words

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Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong basins

A boom in construction of major hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo and Mekong rivers increasingly threatens a range of rare and unique freshwater biodiversity according to a… 1,223 more words

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New journal special issue focuses on river conservation under multiple stresses

Rivers are often receptacles for substances used and emitted by humans living across their watersheds. Fertilisers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and new substances such as microplastics and… 369 more words

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Ecological surprises: why multiple stressors in freshwaters may cancel each other out

Stressors are environmental changes that place stress on the health and functioning of an ecosystem.  There is increasing evidence – largely from marine environments – that multiple stressors may interact to produce unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems.  989 more words

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