Environmental Group Sues Feds, California Farmers
Environmental groups in Northern California have banded together to sue the federal government as well as a variety of irrigation districts and cities. The environmentalists claim that hot, shallow water in the Sacramento River has killed most winter-run Chinook Salmon.
This experiment tried to simulate the warming of an atmosphere and the effects of greenhouse gases within an atmosphere. To do this, we placed a temperature probe within a clear plastic 2 liter bottle and placed the bottle under light from either a lamp or the sun. We recorded the temperature of the warming bottle for ten minutes, moved the bottle out of the light and recorded for an additional five minutes. We repeated this for three trials where the bottle either was empty, contained water, or contained water and carbon dioxide.