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These rivers have turned orange and acidic: this is the strange phenomenon that causes it

These rivers have turned orange and acidic: this is the strange phenomenon that causes it

In Alaska the rivers have been changing the color of their waters for years and the reasons are not good.

We travel to the remote state of Alaska, in the USA, to discover how At least 70 rivers and streams are suffering from a phenomenon known as acid rock drainage., which causes a disconcerting orange tone in its waters. This strange phenomenon has captured the attention of all those who are concerned about climate change, since it does not offer very good omens for the future.

Alaska's rivers had exceptionally pure waters.

Magazine ‘Communications Earth & Environment’has been in charge of revealing that there are at least 70 polluted rivers and streams in the Alaska Brooks Rangeoccupying an area of greater area than the size of Spain.

This pollution is especially striking when visiting the area by helicopter, since in the place where you could see crystal clear waters before, you can now see a orange blanket that covers the entire course of some rivers.

Alaska's orange waters are increasingly looking like those of Yellowstone.

In short, this colorful spectacle hides a terrible inheritancesince it is a ecological disaster whose consequences are beginning to be discovered, although we will not know the full impact for a few decades.

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