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Breaking down the science: why FreshWater Watch is an important tool

Human activities seriously damage rivers, streams, ponds and other waterbodies. Farming and sewage are the biggest sources of water pollution, mostly in the form of nutrients, which upset the delicate balance of the water chemistry and affect what is able to live and thrive there. We need to understand how and where pollution is entering our waterbodies to allow us to develop plans to manage and protect them.

 

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IPCC Special Report… some key issues for consideration

This week the much-anticipated IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes was officially published, after a draft version was leaked in July. It lays out the harrowing fact that our planet is in crisis, and that we must act now if we have any chance of it recovering. In response to the official publication, Earthwatch’s Sustainability Inspiration Manager, Bex Craske, looks past the media headlines and sets out some key issues in this blog.

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