Written by Jeff Opperman | July 26th, 2010
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.
Written by Jeff Opperman | January 5th, 2010
Reducing floods through dams on rivers like the Zambezi can actually make the floods that do happen catastrophic. How can conservation help?
Written by Nicole Levins | December 2nd, 2009
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 […]
Written by Jeff Opperman | September 24th, 2009
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 […]
Written by Diedre Paterno-Pai | February 12th, 2009
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 […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | January 20th, 2009
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 […]