Written by Sanjayan | December 23rd, 2010
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.
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 […]