Ocean Pollution

Examine our water...... Consider the Ocean .......Act to help

WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) declared that only 21 of the planet's 177 longest rivers run freely from source to sea. Other rivers have dams and other construction destroying the habitats for migratory fish and other species by altering the water's natural ebb and flow, the WWF said.
About a fifth of the world's 10,000 freshwater fish and plant species are either extinct or endangered, and the WWF called on governments to radically step up efforts to preserve rivers, lakes and wetlands.
"Unabated development is jeopardizing nature's ability to meet our growing demands," said Jamie Pittock, who heads WWF's freshwater program.

For instance, construction to ease shipping channels — dredging, pumping water or straightening banks — threatens animals and plants along the Danube river, which runs from Germany to the Black Sea, WWF said. Less than 7 percent of its basin is protected.

In China, pollution in the main stem of the Yangtze River has increased by more than 70 percent over the last 50 years. Almost half of the country's industrial waste and sewage is discharged in the river, the report said.

Garbage heaps, pig waste and discharge from factories, hospitals and mines — possibly including radioactive waste — lie at the bottom of the reservoir at the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, the WWF said.

Ocean fish in Rio Grande
In the Rio Grande, low water levels have allowed salt water to enter the lower reaches of the river and ocean species to crowd out freshwater fish. Excessive extraction, primarily for agriculture, is threatening the river, which flows along the U.S.-Mexican border.
At the same time, rising populations along both sides of the river need more and more water, increasing pressure on the 69 fish species found only in the Rio Grande, the WWF said.

In Africa, where even small temperature changes can dramatically alter water levels and fish productivity, global warming is threatening fish populations, WWF's report said. The Nile, the world's longest river, is expected to reach a critically low level by 2025, threatening a source of drinking water for thousands of years.

What has happened to us, the intelligent species, that have we are so distracted with Hollywood divorces, celebrity deaths and pointless reality shows that we don't have time to examine what is happening to our beautiful planet. Perhaps we go to tropical beach resorts, admire the beautiful blue sea, and think everything is fine. We must shake ourselves out of that delusion and purposefully examine the information that surrounds us to see that the situation is not fine, then consider how we can use the one life we have to positively influence and change things for the better in any way we can.

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