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Catastrophic decline in freshwater fish is leading to extinction

One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.

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[WATCH] A bright meteor fireball seen in Alberta

This week, early risers in Alberta and Saskatchewan most likely caught a bright shiny ball of light across the sky heading down to earth. University of Alberta professor, Dr. Chris Herd, said it was likely a meteor.

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One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.

This week, early risers in Alberta and Saskatchewan most likely caught a bright shiny ball of light across the sky heading down to earth. University of Alberta professor, Dr. Chris Herd, said it was likely a meteor.

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