This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide.
- By Danielle Nierenberg
- Mar 21, 2014
The plan lays out cooperative arrangements between governments and industry to respond to maritime spills and shipping casualty incidents.
Maria Damanaki, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said the EU's "zero tolerance against illegal fishing" is succeeding, and 27 stocks in the North Sea and Atlantic are being fished sustainably this year.
The region's "extreme and fast changing risks" call for it to support IMO's Polar Code, which would set safety and environmental standards for ships operating in those waters.
BP is once again eligible to enter into new contracts with the U.S. government, including new deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico.
A new study of grasslands suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies.
Researchers from McGill University have found that the salt in the ocean’s surface has been steadily reducing since the 1950’s, which prevents the warmer waters underneath from mixing and cooling back down as it should.
Marking World Wildlife Day, INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present a summary of two law enforcement reports on wildlife crime.
The EPA announced it will be using Clean Water Act authority to assess permanently prohibiting or restricting mine waste disposal into Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. This decision puts on hold attempts to build the Pebble Mine, which would be North America’s largest open pit gold-copper mine.
New watershed improvement and protection projects in Tennessee will receive more than $600,000 in funding beginning in August.
The Georgetown and Salado salamanders, two species primarily located in central Texas, have become guarded endangered species after years of waiting for federal protection.
Although accidents are rare, transporting crude oil and natural gas poses major risks for human habitation areas and water bodies, regardless of how they are moved.
- By Douglas C. Toland
- Feb 24, 2014
Now, more than ever, aquatic ecosystem components continue to be the primary water resource targeted for development.
- By Bryan Taylor
- Feb 03, 2014
Arkansas becomes the 23rd state to confirm the deadly disease in bats.
After a water emergency was declared for California less than two weeks ago, ranchers voice their concern over the impacts the drought will have on their livestock and crops if the water shortage continues for much longer.
As the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline starts to flow this week, residents around the route will be using cameras from the Texas Pipeline Watch to monitor and document all activity of the pipeline.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Jan. 17 proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare in the face of the driest year on record.
This new interim policy means that a chronic toxic effect could occur across a 24 hour period of time and any average 24-hour exposure measurement above the RfC is cause for prompt action. This is unprecedented and scientifically indefensible.
- By David R. Gillay
- Jan 15, 2014
Imagine being kept below freezing temperatures for thousands of years… to be trapped with no way to escape other than to thaw out over time. Permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, forms during colder climates, when average annual temperatures remain below freezing. The soils accumulate ice and plant material from plants living at the Earth’s surface.
- By Ethan Alpern
- Jan 14, 2014
The port that wins the contract to scrap the damaged cruise ship will be announced in March, according to the timetable for the remainder of the salvage operation.