Science Blog: The secrets lake sediments have to share: Urbanization caused of low oxygen conditions in European lakes

Antti Ojala, Senior Scientist

A new study shows that hypoxia, i.e. low oxygen conditions, in European lakes started in 1850, becoming more widespread after 1900, long before the use of chemical fertilizers and climate change. A Canadian and European research team has identified urban expansion as the reason for the low amounts of bioavailable oxygen in numerous European lakes […]

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