China drought affects more than 34 million people
A debilitating drought along China's Yangtze river has affected more than 34 million people, leaving farmers and livestock without water and parching a major grain belt, according to the government. ...
Judge won't guard fish farm from Grand Coulee flow
(AP) -- A federal judge on Friday refused to order a cut in flows from the Grand Coulee Dam that threaten millions of fish raised in pens downstream in the Columbia River.
Hidden water holds the key to a changing desert
Passover, which celebrates the Israelites' flight from Egypt, ended Tuesday night. Yet after the exodus, they wandered the desert for 40 more years. There, Moses struck a rock with his staff and made water ...
Fish farm waste can drift to distant shores
Concentrated waste plumes from fish farms could travel significant distances to reach coastlines, according to a study to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Environmental Fluid Mechanics, available online now. R ...
Oxygen sensor invention could benefit fisheries to breweries
Monitoring oxygen levels in water has applications for oil spills, fish farming, brewing beer and more and a professor at Michigan State University is poised to help supply that need.
Live carp smuggled into Canada
Smugglers keep hauling live Asian carp from Southern fish farms bound for food markets in the Lake Ontario city of Toronto, even as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studies how to keep the fish from swimming into the Great ...
Could the humble sea cucumber save our seas?
It may look like an over-grown slug, but scientists at Newcastle University believe the sea cucumber could play a vital role in the fight to save our seas - and become an unusual addition to British gourmet food.
Fish consumption at all time high, says UN agency
Fish consumption reached record levels in 2010 and world stocks need to be urgently rebuilt, experts at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a report Monday.
Growing seaweed can solve acidification
Large-scale cultivation of sea lettuce can help reduce acidification of the oceans. And help solve the global food supply problem to boot.
Wild salmon decline was not caused by sea lice from farm salmon: study
A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada.
Large-scale fish farm production offsets environmental gains
Industrial-scale aquaculture production magnifies environmental degradation, according to the first global assessment of the effects of marine finfish aquaculture (e.g. salmon, cod, turbot and grouper) released today. This ...
Key nutrient found to prevent cataracts in salmon
The role of a key nutrient which prevents cataracts in salmon has been revealed by eye specialists at the University of East Anglia.
Progress on vaccine for 'Ich,' bane of fish farms and home aquarium hobbyists
Tests of the potential vaccine against "Ich" -- the dreaded "white-spot" disease that plagues fish in commercial fish farms, public aquariums, pet fish retail outlets, and home aquariums -- are raising hopes ...
Researchers find schooling fish offer new ideas for wind farming
The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from California Institute of Technology fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri -- and a school of fish.