Concerned about a recent trend in which financial interests have turned their attention to the profitability of trading in common resources such as air quality, water and fisheries, in what they are calling, “the financialization of nature,” Food & Water Watch (F&WW;) just introduced a new Common Resources program that scrutinizes these schemes with an eye towards protecting these common interests.
ANNAPOLIS -- Several bills that will help the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) strengthen consumer protection, enhance food safety and improve water quality passed during the 2012 General Assembly session which ended April 10.
Water pollution we all create— Catching up with runaway runoff – Yellow Springs News | Yellow Springs, Ohio
There is a gully in the Glen at the northeast edge of the village, not far from the Glen Helen Building. When it rains, water comes rushing into the Glen, carrying with it the runoff from the village, its street oils, its lawn chemicals, and its trash.
WASHINGTON - A new Environmental Working Group report examines water pollution caused by farm runoff and details how treating the problem after the fact is increasingly expensive, difficult and, if current trends continue, ultimately unsustainable.
Officials from the Loss of Ecology (Prevention and Payment of Compensation) Authority took water and soil samples from Ramapalayam and Welpuram areas in Jadayampalayam and Thekkampatti in Mettupalayam on Wednesday.
Terry Parminter remembers his early days as an agriculture ministry farm adviser in the 1980s. "We treated the environment in a care-free fashion. I thought, 'There's always another piece of bush, always another clean stream around the corner'. "But there probably never was, even then, and there's certainly not now."
Researchers are predicting a “moderate’’ red tide this year, which they say could close shellfish beds on 126 to 250 miles of New England coastline.
Commercial fishermen from Victoria's Gippsland Lakes still can't sell fish they catch whole, because of a blue green algae outbreak.
PORT CLINTON — A researcher says the mild winter and spring temperatures could mean toxic blue-green algae will make its appearance in western Lake Erie earlier than usual.
Experts say pollution and environmental degradation has led to the extinction of a large number of fish species in Lake Victoria over the last four decades.
THE Leschenault Estuary and its surrounding waters are on the verge of collapse and in desperate need of respite, according to South West MLC Adele Farina.
MIT Sea Grant-funded researcher, Matt Charette, is addressing the degradation of coastal waters in New England.
It has been dubbed “Big Chicken”: the revolution in how poultry is raised and processed. Chicken that once came from small, family farm operations is now produced by networks of huge chicken-growing complexes and sprawling processing plants.
Ahmedabad: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has raised serious concerns over the high levels of pollution in Gujarat’s rivers and lakes.
BERKELEY — University of California, Berkeley, chemists have found a smoking gun proving that increased fertilizer use over the past 50 years is responsible for a dramatic rise in atmospheric nitrous oxide, which is a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change.
As long as Iowa farmers lead the nation in corn production, they will be among the leading contributors of nitrogen fertilizer to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
The arrival of stronger winds near the coastal town of Lamberts Bay is expected to help lift a wave of toxic red tide which has seen tons of West Coast lobster stranded after a walkout from the sea.
DAGUPAN CITY, March 30 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that shellfish from Wawa in Bani town are now free from Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) or red tide but no clearance has yet been given for other infected areas.
More than 2-tons of West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) have been collected by officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and 100 recruits from the South African Navy during 11am and 5pm after a walkout was reported in Eland’s Bay at around 10h30 this morning. These walkouts, a direct consequence of low oxygen waters as a result of the toxic red tide on the West Coast, follows on the washout of around 2-tons of WCRL 20-km’s north of Lambert’s Bay on Tuesday evening.
In Nicoya Gulf, the deadly red tide lingers / Top Story / Current Edition / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times
PAQUERA, Puntarenas – On Monday, the ferry leaving Paquera, on the east side of the Nicoya Peninsula, labored across the Gulf of Nicoya toward Puntarenas, churning through ocean waters that switched from deep aquamarine colors to scabby, ochre-red splotches.Since early February, the gulf, and beaches and islands surrounding it, have been in the throes of one of the worst blooms of red tide in recent years.