Tag: Chesapeake Bay

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.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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It’s a literally cool (and gray, and wet, and windy) morning from where we’re sitting. If you’re in Sandy’s path, too, please stay safe!

  1. Hurricane Sandy: by the numbers. (Star-Ledger)
  2. Hurricane Sandy poses an environmental threat to the Chesapeake Bay (and myriad threats elsewhere as well). (Washington Post)
  3. The New York Times’ Andy Revkin explores the possible connections between the “frankenstorm” and climate change. (DotEarth)
  4. Also, climate activists gathered in Times Square yesterday to bring attention to pretty much that same thing. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. If you’re shopping at all today, it should probably be online (for safety!), but whether online shopping is the greener choice is TBD. (Ask Umbra)

Clearing the Murky Waters: Where Are we Headed with Oyster Restoration?

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?

Restoration Works: Repairing Coastal and Marine Habitats

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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Communities are getting hands-on experience restoring a mix of marine, coastal and migratory fish habitats.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we talk mpgs, the Chesapeake Bay and Arctic sea ice.

  1. Exciting news in vehicle fuel-efficiency standards (is that an oxymoron?): Cars must average 54.5 mpgs by 2025. (Washington Post)
  2. Could the Chesapeake Bay suffer because of farm bill negotiations? (Grist)
  3. Arctic sea ice has hit a record low, and global warming is to blame. (National Geographic)
  4. Could future hurricanes hit Category 6? (Discovery News)
  5. Beautiful images: See the Veolia wildlife photographer of the year. (Guardian)

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

A New Checklist for the Chesapeake Bay

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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The double whammy of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee had a major impact on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Mark Bryer looks at the effects and how to restore the Bay’s resilience for people and nature.

Defending Conservation in the Federal Budget

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Conservation in America is facing a major crisis which has forced the Conservancy to take unprecedented action. Bob Bendick explains what we’ve done and why.

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