Your ‘Get Fit’ New Year Resolution + Citizen Science = Earning Rewards and Making Money for Charity
Get outdoors, improve the air that we breathe and investigate freshwater ecosystems whilst you earn rewards for yourself, and raise money for three great charities! What more could you want in January?
Greenpeace East Asia recently revealed that the largest drinking water reservoirs in FreshWater Watch location, Hong Kong, are showing a sharp increase in perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), carcinogenics used in industrial products.
Climate Change Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Waterbodies
Recent research from Sweden shows that lakes in the near-Arctic are emitting as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as those in warmer regions. This finding means that globally, lakes emit a quarter of the total CO2 released by burning fossil fuels and are considered to compensate for the uptake of CO2 by the world’s oceans.