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World Water Day

World Water Day is held every year on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. With the severe drought that Texas suffered last year, and which is still continuing even while we’re under a flood watch, I think about water frequently.

March 22nd

Oceans Without Fish in 40 Years?

Ok, “without fish” is a little bit of an overstatement, but a new report out by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and leading economists warns us that if fishing policies don’t change, all commercial fisheries could collapse in the next 40 years, which is pretty dramatic. UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner […]

June 2nd

UN: Dock 13 Million Fishing Boats to Save Global Stocks

Stark predictions lie ahead for the fishing industry if action is not taken immediately to preserve stock, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).  Warning that “virtually all commercial fisheries will have collapsed by 2050 unless urgent action is taken”, scientists estimated 13 million boats need to stop fishing immediately to save global fish […]

May 24th