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FREE-FOR-ALL FISHING IS A WAR ON FISH

In 326 BCE, a Greek officer, passing the arid Makran coast of Baluchistan during the retreat of Alexander the Great, noted the area was inhabited by peoples he called Ichthyophagi¬†– Fish-Eaters. Subsequent centuries of fishing has so depleted fish stocks … Continue reading

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WATER CRISIS EXACERBATED BY TOURISM IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

Years ago, I met an old Bedouin woman in Abu Dhabi who said her greatest joy was being able to turn on a tap after years of drawing well water in the desert.¬†Thanks to oil wealth she is one of … Continue reading

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WATER NOT MOON WALKS

I distinctly remember sitting around a television in Sydney watching man walk on the moon, yet as we acknowledge this achievement, forty years on, 20% of the world`s population still does not have access to a safe water supply. Since … Continue reading

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