Tags Archives: Water

How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

Written by Christian Ramp and originally published in The Conversation. This article highlights evidence linking reduction in reproduction of the humback whale and climate change. Climate change is having a serious impact on the world’s oceans in various ways, ranging from its devastating effects on tropical coral reefs to melting polar sea ice. But until now, it wasn’t … Continue reading How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

News Alert: Land and water defenders are opposing the creation of a dam across the Zambezi River. They are requesting support to highlight concerns. We encourage you to comment on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) before it closes on January 25th. The Zambezi River Authority needs to capture grievances for their Responses Report for the ESIA.  You can access the ESIA here … Continue reading News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020

Originally published on Climate and Capitalism Over 90% of the excess heat due to global warming is absorbed by the oceans. Heat content change in the upper 2000 meters of the global ocean. (Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, January 2021) Even with the Covid-19-related small dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other … Continue reading Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020

Whale Populations Still at a Fraction of Historic Levels

Derrick Jensen interviews activists each week. This week Derrick interviews Cayte Bosler. Cayte is an investigative environmental journalist and a graduate student at Columbia University. She researches solutions for protecting biodiversity and has worked with land-based communities and wildlife defenders throughout Latin America. Her interest is in chronicling community-led resistance to exploitation and ecological abuse … Continue reading Whale Populations Still at a Fraction of Historic Levels

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of … Continue reading Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

This article written by Cypress Hansen describes the harm caused to large mammals due to pollutants and toxic chemicals entering our seas and oceans. Cypress suggests these beings offer a significant indicator of the health of earth’s waters. By Cypress Hansen/Mongabay Dozens of whales and dolphins that beached themselves on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained … Continue reading The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare and published on the 18 November 2020 in Mongabay. Malavika describes the work undertaken by a community association to improve the health of the ecosystem of a wetland.  The organization won the Equator Prize in the category “Nature for Water.” A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe … Continue reading A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

[The Ohio River Speaks] The Veil Of Unreality

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Find the rest of Will’s journey with the Ohio River here. By Will Falk / The Ohio River Speaks One of the … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] The Veil Of Unreality

The Ohio River Speaks: White Jesus and the Gray Seagull

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Find the rest of Will’s journey with the Ohio River here. Featured image: White Jesus photographed in the home of the author’s … Continue reading The Ohio River Speaks: White Jesus and the Gray Seagull