Showing posts from March 18, 2011

UNESCO Director-General Welcomes Suspension of Oil Prospecting at Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

The UN official considers this an important step toward protecting endangered species, like the mountain gorilla. Full story here.   Courtesy of

Born of the Stump - a Cautionary Tale About the Basis of Life - Water!

  PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I've known John Fefchak (r.) for quite a while. I might be presumptuous to call him my "friend," (since we know each other mostly through emails and the occasional telephone call). But we do have a good deal in common. We both know what it's like to try to draw certain important issues (often the same) to public attention - issues which never seem to garner the kind of attention they so richly deserve. Such is the case with our precious water resources. John is passionate about keeping our water supply clean and is clearly dismayed when his many letters-to-the-editor seem to go unheeded. I share his frustration. If his unique and timely article below (Tuesday is World Water Day) catches the eye of even a few more readers by posting it in this space, we will, together, have perhaps achieved something worth while. (Click story once to isolate - once more to enlarge.) Larry Powell Lake Winnipeg - Greenpeace photo 

Forests are Key to High Quality Water Supply

17-03-2011 Food & Agriculture Organization - UN Waterhen River, Manitoba, CA. l.p. photo Better forest management needed to maximize water-related benefits from forests . Full story here.