Monday, 1 October 2012

2012 US Drought: Pick Your Poison

By Brian Bienkowski The Daily Climate

As harvest season gets underway, farmers find drought-stressed crops are susceptible to toxins and contaminants, further reducing yields. Details here.

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON

Global Fisheries Approaching Collapse

                                         Planetsave
A new report by the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) has confirmed the suspicions held by many researchers that the thousands of fisheries that there isn’t much data on, that’s nearly 80 percent of the world’s fisheries, are in steep decline but could potentially recover to a degree if they are properly managed. Full story here.


Photo credit:  Ecology Action Centre.

Pipeline Whistleblower: Cracks in The System

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Today, TheTyee.ca

An insider ties poor weld inspections to rising rate of ruptures. Part two of a Tyee investigation. Full story here.