Tag: freshwater conservation

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

Rebirth of a Wetland: Emiquon Restoration Receives International Recognition

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Protecting or restoring nature at places like Emiquon Preserve are smart investments that pay dividends for people now and for future generations.

The Fish in the Ditch

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations.

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading!

The Answer in a Fish’s Ear

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Northern pike don’t talk, but their ears can tell scientists crucial information on where this fish spawns.

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.

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

Bridging the Gulf Between the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

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