Tag: river conservation

No Dream Too Big for China’s Mother River

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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With colossal dams interrupting the Yangtze River, it’s easy to say the river is gone. But large rivers are more resilient than that and what we do now will be invaluable for the many rivers around the world facing their own uncertain futures.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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Good morning! Caffeinate, read a green news story, repeat.

  1. Can the climate-ravaged world of “The Hunger Games” help rouse kids into action? (Grist)
  2. Flower power! This cheerful sunflower charges your electronics. (TreeHugger)
  3. Poachers have killed 135 endangered South Africa rhinos — in 2012. (Care2)
  4. Mountain pine beetles cause double trouble to pine forests. (Green)
  5. Nine of the world’s most majestic rivers are in peril. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2010

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Dude, the mornings here are always cool and green:

  1. A Malibu beach becomes the first World Surfing Reserve. (LA Times)
  2. Google has decided offshore wind is worth the $$. (EcoGeek)
  3. London’s Thames River comes back from the dead and wins a conservation prize. (The Guardian)
  4. Scientists discover a new carnivorous animal in Madagascar. (National Geographic)
  5. Monarch butterflies have figured out how to medicate their sick babies with medicinal plants. (Mongabay)

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!

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.

Dams and Nature: The Human Impacts

Written by | June 10th, 2010

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Figuring out what nature means to people isn’t an idle exercise — it’s life and death for the 2 billion people who depend on rivers, writes the Conservancy’s Brian Richter.

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.

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