A study of 369 lakes across the Midwest finds that many of them, especially those close to agriculture, have high concentrations of harmful algal bloom-causing cyanobacteria.
Laboratory experiments re-create the thin, icy pedestals that support some rocks in nature, revealing that sublimation plays a key role in the formation of these rare and beautiful structures.
Freshwater lakes on the highest plateau in the world act like lenses that accumulate heat from the intense solar radiation, accelerating ice cover melt and affecting land-atmosphere fluxes.
An early-warning system establishes international networks to help communities manage severe weather on Africa’s largest lake.
Fresh waters are one of the primary sources of natural methane emissions, but methane dynamics in tropical lakes are not as well understood as those in more temperate regions.
A new analysis of South African sediments hints that acidic lakes may have leached minerals necessary for biotic life.
Long term weather and lake data from a high elevation lake in the Alps demonstrate that climate warming may actually improve the ability of high-altitude deep lakes to mix their waters.
Extending ice records and standardizing sampling protocols are among recommendations to help researchers better predict how changing ice cover will affect aquatic ecosystems.
Research at an experimental lake suggests that phosphorus inputs from runoff may affect the health of aquatic ecosystems long after external additions of the nutrient are reduced.