Pollution kills fish

Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 1:00am

The World Resources Institute recently said that many of the world's freshwater fish species are struggling to survive.

Personally, I feel like every species of freshwater and saltwater fish nowadays are struggling to survive because of pollution and, as the institute stated, over-consumption.

Among the findings of the World Resources Institute is the revelation that 20 percent of the world's 10,000 freshwater fish have already disappeared or are threatened or endangered. It is believed most of the fish are suffering because freshwater systems around the world are losing their ability to support life.

"The findings are very disturbing," Jonathan Lash, president of the institute, said. "We're just using way more water than the earth can afford to give us."

The report was described as a "physical exam" that gives a poor diagnosis for the patient. Along with declining fish populations, that diagnosis is supported by the fact that four out of 10 people live in river basins with water scarcity. It is also said that by the year 2025 an estimated 3.5 billion people

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