Here is your Thursday Morning Linkage, starting with some energy and environment links:

  • Illegal fish trade costs $10 billion to $23 billion in global losses each eyar
  • China’s coal mining companies and coal burning power plants accounted for 15% of the country’s total freshwater withdrawals
  • China leading the United States on climate change?
  • Charles Mann on the perils of petro-energy abundance (Drezner dissents)

In other news, Syria is heating up in the news with Israel’s strikes over the weekend putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more: Continue reading