Estuary Series Part 2: Upstream Development and its Effects

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On average, coastal counties are growing three times faster than other areas, and the population pressures one sees in some place like Great Bay in New Hampshire are even more visible at the southern end of Cape Cod, Massachusetts at Waquoit Bay. Intense development upstream from Waquoit generates a daily tide of household wastewater that is upsetting that ecosystem’s natural balance. Living on Earth’s Liz Lempert reports.

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