Tag: hydropower

The Best Dam Holiday Gift Ever

Written by | December 23rd, 2010

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A project that will improve the lives of thousands of people and forever change how we define what’s possible in conservation–it doesn’t get better than this, says our lead scientist.

From to Tao to Mao to Now: A “Middle Way” for the Yangtze?

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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China has historically managed its rivers out of Confucian control rather than Taoist live-and-let-live. But the Conservancy has a plan for the Yangtze that balances the two — along with the needs of people and nature.

From Drumbeats to Texts & Tweets: Different Ways to Say ‘The River is Rising’

Written by | January 5th, 2010

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Reducing floods through dams on rivers like the Zambezi can actually make the floods that do happen catastrophic. How can conservation help?

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 […]

Wisdom from the Mouths of Babes: Feeling Better through Conservation

Written by | September 24th, 2009

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I was tucking my five-year-old daughter into bed and, as kids tend to do, she launched into a series of questions  — part curiosity, part stalling tactic. Her topic that night was employment, and she asked why various people did what they did, such as: “Why is Aunt Amy a doctor?” I mustered a response […]

Water, Energy and Climate Change: Oh My!

Written by | February 12th, 2009

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Hydropower is this weird “renewable energy” source that no one really knows how to talk about in the popular media. I don’t recall once hearing a campaigning Barack Obama mention it when he discussed the merits of renewable energy. Sure, hydropower doesn’t produce as much carbon as a big barrel of oil. But it’s certainly not […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Jan. 20

Written by | January 20th, 2009

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As we await the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, let’s take a moment for the latest in blogosphere green, shall we? Here’s what’s cool and interesting this morning: Something Borrowed, Something Green: Recycled prom dresses and borrowed Chanel marked last night’s Green Inaugural Ball in Washington, reports Green Inc. Tell Me […]

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