Written by Charles Bedford | May 21st, 2012
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.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | March 20th, 2012
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | February 14th, 2012
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | December 23rd, 2011
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.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | December 12th, 2011
The team explores Zapatoza, the biggest freshwater marsh in Colombia, and spends a day talking to local fishermen about the loss of fish.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | December 2nd, 2011
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.
Written by Bob Bendick | May 24th, 2011
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.
Written by Bob Bendick | October 9th, 2009
I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]
Written by Jeff Opperman | September 24th, 2009
I was tucking my five-year-old daughter into bed and, as kids tend to do, she launched into a series of questions — part curiosity, part stalling tactic. Her topic that night was employment, and she asked why various people did what they did, such as: “Why is Aunt Amy a doctor?” I mustered a response […]