Tag: clean water

Scaling Up Water Sustainability

Written by | February 3rd, 2014

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As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2014

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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.

  1. “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster.  (NY Times)
  2. A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife?  Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement.  (Yale Environment 360)

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2013

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Porpoises in the Thames?! The British would say, “Were they here for bickies and tea?”

  1. Thinking about gifts for mom this holiday season? Impress her by going green. (Examiner)
  2. They found it! More fresh water sources under the sea…giving hopes to the Atlantis theorists (ENS)
  3. A pop of Porpoises were spotted in the river Thames in London! A sign the river’s health is improving. (Guardian)
  4. Take cover! Air pollution sends school children running for cover in Shanghai. (Guardian)
  5. Older countries care more about the environment? (Slate)

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: Friday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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Scouring the web for today’s top green news stories. Read on and have a great, green weekend!

  1. Google time-lapse images reveal startling impacts made by humans to our planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Me: male, critically endangered, ugly fish. You: Female Mangarahara cichlid ready to mate! Apply within. (BBC)
  3. A guide to the greenest colleges. Is your alma mater on this list? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Déjà vu? 3M years ago, the Arctic was warm. Is an ice-free Arctic in our future? (Guardian)
  5. How mussel farming can clean and save a city’s waters. (Yale360)

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.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

Lost in Time… And Found Just in Time

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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A native Virginian finds common ground with a Virginian community who fought for their survival with the help of The Nature Conservancy.

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.

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