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On this Back Story with Dana Lewis, environment groups warn 1/3 of the Worlds fresh water fish are going extinct.
We talk to rivers expert Jeff Opperman of the WWF who says that 80 freshwater species — which make up more than half of all the world’s species — have already been declared extinct, with 16 disappearing in 2020 alone.
And a new report from the Council For Strategic Risks warns ecological disasters are threatening national security. Dr. Rod Schoonover is a former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the National Intelligence Council,