Category: Fresh Water

The Great Steelhead Rescue

Written by | February 5th, 2013

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Soon after a century-old mill dam was destroyed by flooding, the small creek behind Jeff Opperman’s house played host to dozens of steelhead making their way up the Chagrin River. The freshwater scientist with The Nature Conservancy used their arrival as an opportunity to reflect on nature in the age of human domination.

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Your green news round-up is well, rounded up! See today’s top news.

  1. Beijing flights delayed due to poor visibility. Go away, smog! (Washington Post)
  2. In the mean time, man sells canned fresh air in China. (The Telegraph)
  3. Move over “low-flow” showers — introducing the air shower. Same pressure, 50% less water. (TreeHugger)
  4. Scientists in Antarctica unearth buried lake. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Heat in San Francisco can affect the weather in places as far away as Siberia. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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What does the fiscal cliff, a certain plastic cup and shipping lanes have in common? They’re all green. (No, really!)

  1. A Conservancy river scientist and his family explore how to balance conservation and development on the mighty Mekong River. (Green)
  2. The deal to pull us off the fiscal cliff included 6 environmental perks. (MNN)
  3. Extra, extra! Get your reusable Starbucks plastic cup for $1! Let’s just hope folks really reuse them… (Huffingon Post)
  4. A major collaboration has resulted in the altering of shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean to protect whales. (Discovery News)
  5. The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks tonight! (National Geographic)

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

The Great Lakes Deserve Some R&R

Written by | December 19th, 2012

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The results of a 3-year effort to map all the major stresses on the Great Lakes are now available. Explore the map and find out what the solutions are for this very stressed-out system.

New Urgency and Hope for the Colorado River

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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A new study on the Colorado River Basin — the West’s most iconic river — could be a roadmap for how we can protect this freshwater ecosystem and still use its precious water.

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don’t want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can’t fight poverty if we don’t fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)
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