Category: Fresh Water

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Need to clear your mind? This morning’s green news will do just that.

  1. Go find some green space because a walk in the park can literally fix a fuzzy brain. (Treehugger)
  2. This may fuzz it right back up, though: Kansas proposes a bill to outlaw sustainability. (Bloomberg)
  3. The Great Lakes is home to a plastic garbage patch similar to the one that plagues the Pacific. (MNN)
  4. The Exxon pipeline rupture in Arkansas “substantially bigger” than previously thought. (Huffington Post)
  5. Fascinating! White sharks scavenge on whales and this cool video teaches how important this behavior may be. (Discovery News)

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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As usual, climate change is bad news.

  1. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. (YaleE360)
  2. A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. (Mongabay)
  3. US energy policy fails to address climate change, argues one blogger. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Might have to get used to that green slime, Cleveland. (Grist)
  5. This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

20 Days of H2O: World Water Day 2013

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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The Conservancy is raising awareness of how much water we really use in our daily lives, culminating in a celebration of World Water Day on March 22. Help us spread the word!

A Q&A with the New Director of our Global Freshwater Program

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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More than 1 billion people face daily water shortages, and within the next 20 years, more than half the world’s population could face water shortages. Our CEO sits down with the new Global Freshwater Program Director to find out where to go from here.

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there’s plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there’s an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)
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