Great Salt Lake Reaches New Low Point, Ecosystem Imperiled by Salinity ‘Tipping Point’

KCPW Public Radio features Bonnie Baxter, Westminster professor and director of the Great Salt Lake Institute, on "In the Hive" with news host Roger McDonough. Baxter and McDonough delve into the troubling salinity levels of the Great Salt Lake, the potential destruction of an ecosystem, and how a past mistake with the lake might hold the key to reducing the dangerous saltiness.

"We're getting really worried because we know this cyanobacteria feeds a lot of the lake, it does the work of photosynthesis," Baxter said. "And if it's not doing well [because of extreme salinity], then we worry about the creatures that eat that cyanobacteria."

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