Another Earth Day has come and gone, and whether you’re an Earth Day cynic or you can’t help but look on the bright side, one thing is still true: you’ve gotta stay informed. So read on for our round-up of the day’s top stories from the enviro-blogosphere.
- Guardians of Forest Carbon: Indigenous people and conservation groups met in Alaska this week to discuss the vital role indigenous people have in shaping climate change policy, particularly forest projects like REDD.
- One Fish Two Fish… A study examining different reef-fishing techinques found that line fishing had the least impact on reef fish. The authors suggest that resctricting more harmful fishing practices (spear guns and traps) is a one alternative to closing climate-sensitive reefs off entirely.
- The Lexicon of Climate Change: Andrew Revkin at Dot Earth asks that we all agree to eliminate the term “carbon emissions” in favor of the more accurate “greenhouse gases” or “heat-trapping substances.”
- Down the Drain: A comprehensive study of 925 of the world’s major rivers found signficant reduction in water flows , particularly in rivers serving large populations. Researchers say the causes are climate change, dams and water diversion for agriculture and industry.
- It’s Never Too Late: The Guardian lists their top picks for Earth Day activities, and hey, we’re on it! Remember, every day is Earth Day, so if you didn’t get to these yesterday, you can always start now.
(Image: Huli wigmen of Papua New Guinea. Source: Mark Godfrey/TNC)
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