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The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe

The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


-▶ GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Michel Roggo is based in Switzerland, and this has a lot to do with his passion: He started freshwater photography in the countless crystal clear rivers and lakes of the Swiss Alps. With 25 years of experience and about 100 expeditions worldwide, he has the skills to work on a global freshwater project: Produce a photographic documentation of 30 important freshwater environments from across the globe, focusing on underwater images. This as a contribution to safeguarding the future of the world's wetland areas. The duration of the project is 4 years, starting 2011. So far, about 20 locations have been photographed. http://www.roggo.ch/thefreshwaterproject/


Nature, March 02, 2015
▶  EUROPE SOUNDS ALARM OVER FRESHWATER POLLUTION http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021



                 IUCN -  International Union for Conservation of Nature

                                        Download Full Report
              THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE IN AFRICAN FRESHWATERS

                           UNDER WATER, UNDER THREAT

The most comprehensive assessment yet of freshwater biodiversity at the species level for an entire continent: mainland continental Africa

http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/our_work/about_freshwater/what_we_do_freshwater/pan_africa_freshwater_ba/pan_africa_report_2011/



ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450

 

Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


                                       RESTORING RIVERS: 

THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

                                          http://sco.lt/5tVYLB


 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again



 -▶ MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED -- DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

                                 RESTORING RIVERS TO NATURE

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/


 

-▶ GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
-▶ THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶ HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


                                          ELWHA RIVER DAM

      FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                         http://sco.lt/51kuO1

 


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14

 

 Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6



-▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


  National Geographic: Pictures:
 -▶ DIPPING UNDER UNSPOILED RIVERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/pictures/130322-unspoiled-rivers-freshwater/



 -▶ 28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV


 March 22, 2013 Environment America
 -▶ REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
 -▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers


FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
 -▶ STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW HOW WE'RE USING AND ABUSING THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027442/stunning-photographs-show-how-were-using-and-abusing-the-worlds-water

 

                                                        PHOTOS

                                            Mother Nature Network
 -▶ RIVER OTTERS, THE HARDEST WORKING CLOWNS IN THE WATER. Playful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/river-otters-hardest-working-clowns-in-the-water/you-otter-know


Mother Nature Network, March 05, 2015
 -▶ THE ONE IMPORTANT WAY WE COMPLETELY UNDERVALUE RIVER OTTERS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/the-one-important-way-we-completely-undervalue-river-otters


 -▶ IN PHOTOS:  RIVER OTTERS MAKING A COME BACK IN CALIFORNIA'S BAY AREA . A sign not only that the local efforts put into habitat restoration are paying off, but that focusing on coexisting with wildlife in general can bring back native species to an area.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/in-photos-river-otters-making-come-back-californias-bay-area.html

 

World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
 -▶ DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMAL STORIES  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals?link=btn&

 

WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn



September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine
 -▶ SPRAWLING, GORGEOUS PHOTO PROJECT DIVES DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

 

 -▶ *** INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012


 -▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/6c3dcf



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 


                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/


 

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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues?

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

European Environment Agency (EEA): Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.


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In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals

Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural...
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Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats

Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Dangerously high levels have been detected in Northeastern songbirds as the most toxic form of the heavy metal moves through the food chain.
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