America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes.

America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes.

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From cooling power plants to quenching thirst and growing crops, water is part of everything we do.

February 22, 2019 — As climate change, urban development, irrigation and other factors are altering the availability of water, it’s important to understand how we use water on a daily basis in the U.S. — and where the opportunities are for using it more wisely.

A recent report from the … [more…]

Fish farms: ‘…still using the ocean as a toilet’

photo: fish farms in the ocean may affect wild ocean salmon, other species. 'They are still using the ocean as a toilet': NDP Fisheries critic proposes removing fish farms from oceans

Photo: NDP Fisheries critic Fin Donnelly would like to see all aquaculture operations moved to land. (Clayoquot Action)

NDP Fisheries critic proposes removing fish farms from oceans

Fish farmers believe it would wipe out the industry.

The federal NDP critic for Fisheries and Oceans is proposing legislation that would overhaul fish farming by moving open-net fish farms from the ocean to land in an effort to stabilize and grow dwindling … [more…]

Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

An open-ocean fish farm in Hawaii. Courtesy of Bryce Groark

Near-shore fish farms have created a host of environmental problems. Now, U.S. aquaculture advocates – backed by mainstream conservation groups – are saying that locating well-run operations out in the ocean could produce sustainable food and protect wild stocks from overfishing.

Donna Lanzetta has a big idea: She wants to grow striped bass on a deepwater fish farm, about eight … [more…]