Tag: drinking water

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.

No Power = Clean Water?

Written by | November 11th, 2012

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A healthy watershed is a prerequisite for clean water, and that’s one of the (admittedly few) things the characters in NBC’s Revolution have working in their favor.

Water and Power

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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We’re working with our friends on NBC’s new drama Revolution to incorporate green elements — or “winks” — in every upcoming episode.

The Science Behind Mapping Our Water

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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“Where Does Your Water Come From?” is an interactive map that gives you direct access to the latest science and data on the sources of your drinking water. Learn about the scientific process and cool technology behind this first-of-its-kind map.

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

The River: Chasing a Drop Down the Colorado

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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From a bird’s eye vantage point, photographer Peter McBride explores every nook of the Colorado River in the hope of offering some human perspective and awareness to a complicated issue.

All Things Water: Twitter Chat on July 24

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Join The Nature Conservancy for a Twitter chat about the intersection of reliable freshwater supplies and the health of oceans. Follow #TNCH2O on July 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST and submit your questions in the comments section.

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2012

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It’s a brilliant, tech-filled morning in the world of green news!

  1. Check out this new app that will help you track utility usage (and save energy) all throughout the day. Genius. (Green)
  2. One for the history books: A solar plane has completed its first intercontinental flight. (National Geographic)
  3. A Virginia couple set a world record for the longest drive on a single tank of gas. How far do you think they got? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Maybe you saw the transit of Venus across the Sun from Earth, but did you see it from the Space Station? (Discovery News)
  5. Recycled pee: are we ignoring a potential solution to the freshwater crisis? (Scientific American)
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