TAG: Aquatic health

To weed or not to weed?

To Weed or Not to Weed

To weed or not to weed. That is the question…not least because what some people consider a weed, others consider a boon. I recently helped a friend move into a cottage on 200 acres overlooking the Obi Valley in Australia’s Sunshine Coast hinterland. The dwelling sits near a spring-fed dam that sources a creek which runs into the valley below through assorted waterfalls and swimming holes. It’s an idyllic location rich in wildlife and majestic vistas. There is, however, a problem (the solution to which might also provide some unexpected benefits). The little dam is covered in duckweed. An aquatic… read more

Who Should Take Credit For Looking After Our Ocean?

Ocean Conservation

Every now and then, Blacklemag likes to highlight the endeavors of specific organizations we feel are doing a great job of working to save the environment. Today, we’d like to take a look at the work Ocean Conservancy is doing to promote awareness and protect the oceans. The Ocean Conservancy group “educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean.” They have several lists of facts on their website showcasing the importance of our oceans to the overall health of the planet. The organization was founded in 1972, since then, they’ve contributed to the 144, 606, 491 pounds… read more