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Something is amiss in our world’s water supply: pollutants from land are ending up deep in the ocean, once-vibrant coral reefs are turning white, something is eating away the flesh of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay and Hawai’ian seabird chicks with full bellies are starving. What’s behind these strange changes to our environment? Find out more below:

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buried trouble

Buried Trouble
Most thirsty Americans need only turn on their tap to find drinkable water. However, for more than one billion people, one-sixth of the world’s population, clean water for drinking, bathing or agriculture is simply out of reach.
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monsters in our waters

Monsters in Our Waters
A man sits on a bank of the Chesapeake Bay, enjoying a day of fishing. Suddenly, he feels a tug on his line and happily reels in his catch. What he sees at the end of the line is more ghastly than appetizing.
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pollutant soup

Pollutant Soup
Developmental biologist Fredrick vom Saal from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and environmental toxicologist Don Tillett from the U.S. Geological Survey are searching for aquatic gender-benders. Throughout America’s waters, animals with mysterious abnormalities are turning up.
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dangerous brew

Dangerous Brew
A diver returns to a favorite childhood snorkeling spot to snap some long-awaited underwater photos. Instead of the wonderland she remembers, a place filled with kaleidoscopic corals, anemones and schools of fish, she encounters only an eerie white wasteland.
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