Climate change is causing big storms in the American Midwest and other areas, and making water supplies in regions like the Southeast less certain. Extreme weather events could become the norm as global warming heats the earth and allows more water to evaporate. More water in the atmosphere and higher temperatures can alter traditional weather patterns and seasonal cycles.
This new video shows how Greenpeace has been encouraging retailers to clean up their seafood shelves – by switching to a sustainable seafood sourcing policy they can change the world’s fisheries and help to protect the world’s oceans.
The Vestas SailRocket is the outright world speed sailing record contender. It employs a concept in which the sail and keel elements are positioned so that there is virtually no overturning moment and no net vertical lift. When used correctly, this results in a boat which no longer has obvious stability limits and in which the only significant response to gusts is a change in speed!
Kadavu, an island in the south of the Fijian islands, may become the site of the first true marine reserve in the Pacific.
All along the banks of the Zambezi, vulnerable populations are being moved to resettlement sites, where they are safe from the floods but no longer have access to their farms and livelihoods. Rebuilding them is proving difficult.
In Japan, two Greenpeace activists are standing trial for exposing a corruption scandal striking at the heart of the whaling industry. Following an extensive pre-trial period, their court case has now kicked off in Aomori, Japan.
The world needs more champions. Challenge them to detox our water.
From the empire state building to plastic bags… it’s all here in this week’s green.tv news!
Whitley Award donated by Paula and Mario Frering. Emil Todorov (Bulgaria) is leader of a Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds initiative seeking to safeguard the many thousands of wild migratory and breeding birds that depend on the river Danube and its wetlands, including by influencing planners and by recruiting local people as guardians.