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Investigative Post

Investigative Post: Minnow decline could have ripple effects for the Niagara River

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Emerald Shiner minnows have been decreasing in the Niagara River.

Researchers at SUNY Buffalo State are concerned that climate change could be helping to lay the groundwork for an eventual collapse of the Niagara River’s ecosystem. Populations of the Emerald Shiner minnow have been cut drastically this summer. As Investigative Post's Sara Jerving reports, researchers worry that as the region continues to heat up, this could become the new norm.

Click here to read the full report from Investigative Post.