Hot, dry summer has been blamed for the death of thousands of fish in the Midwest. About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees, AP reported. Nebraska also found thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in the Lower Platte River, including the endangered pallid sturgeon. Illinois also saw the death of tens of thousands of large- and smallmouth bass and channel catfish, which is threatening the population of the greater redhorse fish, a state-endangered species.
Fish are also dying by the thousands in the Nigeen lake in Indian- controlled Kashmir due to high temperatures, Xinhua Net reported.