Category: Fresh Water

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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The world’s water crisis isn’t actually about water, says the Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Director. The crisis is really about us and our capacity to invest and manage water for the long term.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program.

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and is home to the fourth largest economy in the world — but the Great Lakes are under threat from invasive species.

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

Walking for Water

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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An Earth Day 6K walk aims to raise awareness of the average distance women and children must walk every single day in Africa and Asia to collect water. The time to address global water challenges is now.

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Endangered is the key word in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Three years after the worst oil spill in American history, where are BP’s oiled animals? (MNN)
  2. Endangered clean meat? More than half of supermarket meat tested positive for superbugs. (New York Times)
  3. Lionfish are gobbling up native fish and corals in the Gulf, like a “living oil spill.” (NPR)
  4. No surprise here: America’s most controlled and plumbed river is also its most endangered. (Huffington Post)
  5. Lead poisoning: The rare California Condors are ingesting lead bullets and dying. (BBC News)
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