Posts Tagged Environment

Rio Olympic head says venue with fish die-off will be safe

Small silvery fish called twaite shad float in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in the Rio de Janeiro lagoon that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee promised that the venue for rowing and canoeing will be safe despite a massive fish die-off in the small lake.

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Fish die-off hits Olympic lake in Rio

A can floats amid dead fish at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 13, 2015. Rio de Janeiro's waste management company is cleaning up dead fish after a die-off at a lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio's waterways, which are filled with raw sewage and garbage. The city's environmental secretariat said the latest incident is the result of recent rains and high sea levels, which caused the lake's water temperature to plummet. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dead fish continued to wash up Monday on the banks of a Rio de Janeiro lake that’s slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games.

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Minnesota lakes to see boost in Indian walleye fishing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota lakes are set to see an increase in Indian netting and spearing for walleye.

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