Polluted streams, La Niña and coral reef die-off stories garnered the most views from Summit Voice readers
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —Our story about continued pollution woes in the Snake River stayed atop the list for most of the weekend, as Summit Voice continues to explore water issues in the Upper Colorado Basin with sponsorship support from the Colorado River Water Conservation District and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Globally, a pair of related stories on shifting weather patterns in the Pacific and a massive coral reef die-off in Indonesia were next on the list. With a strong La Niña setting up, water temperatures are significantly cooler than average in the eastern Pacific, but all the warm water has sloshed back toward Indonesia, where researchers say that coral reefs may see unprecedented impacts from warm ocean temperatures.
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- Heavy metal pollution worsening in Snake River
- Indonesian coral reefs hit hard by global warming
- La Niña strengthening in Pacific
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