rivers and lakes

North American Freshwater Fishes Fading into Extinction

North American Freshwater Fishes Fading into Extinction

GAINESVILLE, Florida, September 9, 2008 (ENS) – Fishes that once were abundant in North American streams, rivers and lakes are now disappearing, with nearly 40 percent of all species in jeopardy, according to the most detailed assessment of the conservation status of freshwater fishes in the last 20 years. The report shows that 61 fishes…

UNICEF Tap Project Raises a Glass to Clean Water

UNICEF Tap Project Raises a Glass to Clean Water

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – To mark World Water Day, celebrated on March 22 each year, hundreds of Chicagoland area restaurants participated in the week-long UNICEF Tap Project. The program was started last year to bring attention to the urgent need for clean drinking water and to help supply parts of the world…

Iowa Lawmakers Introduce Surface Water Protection Act

Iowa Lawmakers Introduce Surface Water Protection Act

DES MOINES, Iowa, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – A new initiative to improve Iowa’s water quality was outlined at the statehouse Monday by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers. The result of a two year watershed planning task force, the Surface Water Protection Act is aimed at identifying problems and preventing pollution in Iowa’s largest…

Miraculous Economic Growth In China Ending?

Miraculous Economic Growth In China Ending?

Spiegel Magazine Online has recently run a very interesting interview with China’s Deputy Minister of the Environment: Pan Yue. The topic of the interview is the relationship between economic growth in China and the correspondingly rapid increase in pollution and resource scarcity. Is Mr. Yue making the case that the economic growth boom in China…