Tag: Brian Richter

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Our freshwater scientist and his kids spearheaded a “great steelhead rescue.” (Outside)
  2. It’s called a poodle moth. That’s all you need to know. (Mongabay)
  3. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up remnants of oil from the Gulf oil spill? (Yahoo)
  4. Get the skinny on the carbon tax. (Grist)
  5. “Free” water comes at a price. (National Geographic)

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what’s causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter.

Dólares y Dolores Along the Rio Patuca

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Find out why a workshop about a proposed dam led to the sad and beautiful poetry—“to them always the dollars, to us always the pain.”

Cycles, Rhythm and Flow

Written by | December 20th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s Brian Richter asks: Can we get the benefits from flowing water — like power and agriculture — without ruining the natural water cycles we all depend on?

Blog Action Day: Healthy Water Comes From Healthy Nature

Written by | October 15th, 2010

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Water’s the theme for this year’s Blog Action Day — and Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman reminds us healthy water comes from healthy nature…a connection that water infrastructure planners need to heed.

Dams and Nature: The Human Impacts

Written by | June 10th, 2010

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Figuring out what nature means to people isn’t an idle exercise — it’s life and death for the 2 billion people who depend on rivers, writes the Conservancy’s Brian Richter.

A Visit to India, and Hope for the World’s Water

Written by | January 6th, 2010

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Water, poverty and human health come together in often-brutal ways in India. So why is Conservancy freshwater expert Brian Richter optimistic after his recent trip there?

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