Tag: Dams

The Lessons of ‘Avatar’ for Sustainable Hydropower

Written by | February 23rd, 2010

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Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman discovers a new ending to the script of “Avatar” — and wonders if the Battle for Hometree even needed to be fought.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday, everyone!  Read on for the day’s top stories, like a cap-and-trade vid that’s making the wrong argument, good news for hybrid and electric vehicle drivers in Canada and Copenhagen’s teamwork-powered Christmas tree (see above).  Enjoy! David Roberts over at Grist explains why the new anti-cap-and-trade video from the maker of “The […]

Fish and People on the Edge: Why the Zambezi River Looks OK, But Isn’t

Written by | October 14th, 2009

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How do you convince people that a river they’ve known their whole lives is not the river it once was…or could be? That turned out to be my challenge last week, when I traveled to Zambia in support of The Nature Conservancy’s new project to restore the Zambezi River.  After several days of meetings with […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2009

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It’s the first of the month, time for a fresh start — like iPhone apps that track climate change, a replacement for coal and dam removal on the Klamath (did you ever think you’d see the day?!). Of course, there’s also disappearing species (the Chinese paddlefish)… well, 4 out of 5 ain’t bad. Read on for today’s […]

Environmental Protection Is Not a Luxury

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]

What Threatens Your Fresh Water?

Written by | February 23rd, 2009

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It’s easy to take for granted when all we have to do is turn on a tap. But whether freshwater resources seem plentiful where you live — or they’re drying up — the reality is that fresh water is threatened everywhere. Deforestation, dams, over-consumption, agricultural run-off, invasive species, habitat conversion and, of course, climate change — all […]

Nothing is Ever Black, White…or Green

Written by | December 12th, 2008

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We all want to know — paper or plastic? We all want a green answer to the way we live our lives. But rarely is there one green answer — no silver bullet to saving our natural world. Nothing is ever black and white. Or green. This really hit home with me when my daughter […]

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