Tag: Jeff Opperman

Why We Love Rivers, Our Threads of Wildness and Mystery

Written by | October 1st, 2010

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Rivers have a way of captivating us. For the Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman, it all started with the creek in his backyard as a child. What sparked your love of rivers? Tell us!

Delta Blues

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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Deltas — they’re not just a Greek letter in a frat house name. Human activity is shrinking river deltas worldwide…which is bad news for humans, says the Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman.

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.

This Is a Tribute

Written by | July 18th, 2010

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What do tribute songs have in common with river conservation? When the original isn’t available, you take the tributaries you can get, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.

Heart-Healthy Bacon = Environmentally Sustainable Hydropower?

Written by | May 27th, 2010

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Can there be such a thing as a dam that doesn’t ruin nature? Yes — but you have to think BIG, says the Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman.

A Favorite Earth Song List — What Are Yours?

Written by | April 22nd, 2010

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Jeff Opperman returns with a new top 10 (actually, top 14) song list for Earth Day — read it and leave your favorites in the comments section!

World Water Day 2010: A River Runs Through It

Written by | March 22nd, 2010

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Monday was World Water Day — celebrate by learning more about the importance of water for our livelihoods…and how you can act on that knowledge.

H2O = Life

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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A new traveling museum exhibit called “Water: H2O = Life” amazes our water blogger Jeff Opperman…with an alternative universe of water-concerned people.

The Readers’ Top 10 River Songs

Written by | March 3rd, 2010

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More than 140 people responded to Jeff Opperman’s post about his favorite river songs with their own suggestions — but which of those were the most popular?

The Lessons of ‘Avatar’ for Sustainable Hydropower

Written by | February 23rd, 2010

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Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman discovers a new ending to the script of “Avatar” — and wonders if the Battle for Hometree even needed to be fought.

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