Tag: Mississippi River

Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Threatens Seafood, Tourism Industries

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.

Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Written by | July 15th, 2011

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A hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said, “There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” Mark Tercek explains why this is still true.

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

Floods of Insight: Learning From the 1927 and 2011 Mississippi River Floods

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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Record water levels forced tough decisions along the Mississippi this month. What did we learn in 1927 to help make those decisions? And what can we learn from these floods?

Facing the Floods, Finding Resiliency

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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The executive director of our Louisiana chapter watches the floodwaters rolling past his house but instead of destruction he sees the reasons for hope.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2011

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A sage grouse and a brown boobie walk into a bar… which has the best cool green news links?

  1. The story of the greater sage grouse is like “Dirty Dancing” meets “Shane,” writes Felicity Barringer. (Green)
  2. Jeopardy question: the largest solar rooftop installation in the U.S. will soon be on what favorite kids place? (EcoGeek)
  3. Global per capita car ownership is down since 2004–does this mean we’re getting less car dependent? (Treehugger)
  4. Is the Mississippi River flooding fueled by climate change? (Grist)
  5. Hop on the back of a young brown boobie and see what life is like for these seabirds–watch the video! (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2011

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Start your week with off right with 5 cool green news links:

  1. The South is preparing for Mississippi River flooding. See which communities are threatened. (USA Today)
  2. Extinction is likely for the world’s rarest bear subspecies. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Human activity is causing wildlife to gradually shrink. (Treehugger)
  4. Fisherman in Europe may get paid to fish for plastic in the seas. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Spotted bowerbirds mimic alarm calls of other birds when stressed. (BBC Earth News)

Honoring America’s Great Outdoors in the Great Outdoors

Written by | June 8th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s Bob Bendick reports from the first public outreach session of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative…and reflects on the great Montana setting where it took place.

Making the Mississippi Sustainable in the 21st Century

Written by | January 28th, 2010

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Managing the Mississippi River for people and nature presents enormous challenges — and smarter conservation can play a huge role, says the Conservancy’s Michael Reuter.

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