Tag: rivers

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

Bridging the Gulf Between the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.

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: Tuesday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2012

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Have a green Valentine’s Day!

  1. Could climate change affect chocolate, a Valentine’s Day staple? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Recycle a CFL light blurb and get a cup of coffee. (Triple Pundit)
  3. Penguins help burn victims cope with pain. Virtual penguins, that is. (NPR)
  4. Google Street View comes to a river near you. (Green)
  5. A Nature Conservancy writer shares her tips for aspiring environmental writers. (Mongabay)

Traveling the Magdalena River: Last Stop, Dique Canal

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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For our final stop along the Magdalena River, we sail along the Dique Canal, which connects Colombia’s interior with one of its most important ports: Cartagena.

Traveling the Magdalena: Day 3, Zapatoza

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The team explores Zapatoza, the biggest freshwater marsh in Colombia, and spends a day talking to local fishermen about the loss of fish.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

Two Floods

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.

My Top 10 Water Songs: The Unheralded (and Mostly Texas) Edition

Written by | February 11th, 2010

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The search for the top 10 H2O-themed songs continues as Clay Carrington gives us his favorite watery tunes…most from Texas, some not. Have you heard any of these?

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