Animals, crops, and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave
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The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Rivers like the Rhine and the Elbe have soaked up so much heat that fish are beginning to suffocate. In Hamburg, authorities collected almost five metric tons (11,000 pounds) of dead fish from ponds over the weekend, dpa reported. Firefighters have started pumping fresh water into some ponds and lakes in a bid to raise oxygen levels.
Animals, crops, and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave. (2018, August 2). Manila Bulletin, p. B-8.
Freshwater fish; Mercury; Rivers; Dissolved oxygen; Climatic changes; Man-induced effects; Nuclear power plants; Biological poisons; Water temperature; Environmental protection; Environmental impact; German Meteorological Office; Swiss Fishery Association; Farmer's Association; Sicher, Philipp; Rukwied, Joachim
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