Tag: rivers

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2013

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We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started.

  1. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones, including many that help protect the environment. (MNN)
  2. This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. (Huffington Post)
  4. Want to save African lions? New research says, “time to fence them in.” (The New York Times)
  5. Dirty Water: EPA says that half of U.S. rivers have “poor” water quality. (Bloomberg)

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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From valuing nature to public transportation in America to veterans, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Nature provides us important services, and companies should value these services more. (Huffington Post)
  2. Surprise! Americans want more public transportation, fewer new roads. (Treehugger)
  3. Pictures: the IUCN released the 100 most endangered species in the world. (National Geographic)
  4. Veterans can help restore rivers in California in a new program initiated by NOAA. (Discovery)
  5. How do we educate about climate change without alienating? Zoos are trying to figure that out. (Green)

The River: Chasing a Drop Down the Colorado

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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From a bird’s eye vantage point, photographer Peter McBride explores every nook of the Colorado River in the hope of offering some human perspective and awareness to a complicated issue.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

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