Tag: Water conservation

H2.O: Announcing a New Platform for Water Activists

Written by | March 26th, 2014

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The critical water challenges we face require everyone to be involved. Introducing H2.O, a new digital platform to engage new audiences for the Conservancy’s freshwater work and to create an online community of water activists.

Cities Take Action on Climate and Nature

Written by | March 13th, 2014

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What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports.

In an Increasingly Unpredictable World, We Must Secure Nature to Secure our Water

Written by | February 21st, 2014

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As a balmy Sochi Olympics wraps up, other parts of the world grapple with droughts and the “polar vortex.” What does this mean for our water supplies? In this reality, writes Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, the role of nature in securing a sustainable water future becomes critically important.

Scaling Up Water Sustainability

Written by | February 3rd, 2014

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As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2014

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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.

  1. “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster.  (NY Times)
  2. A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife?  Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement.  (Yale Environment 360)

The World’s New Megacities Must Be the Drivers of the ‘Smart’ Water Revolution

Written by | November 13th, 2013

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As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanization coupled with concerns for water security is energizing the “smart” water tech market.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2013

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Reading about climate change’s positive effects in today’s green news just feels… backwards.

  1. Ban coal burning, improve air quality. That’s the plan in Shanghai. (ThinkProgress)
  2. Australia’s newly discovered “lost world” boasts several never-before-seen animals. (CNN)
  3. Just how sustainable is the Paleo diet anyway? You may be surprised. (TreeHugger)
  4. When it comes to grizzly bears, global warming may be working in their favor. (Nature World News)
  5. New survey reveals more than one bottle’s worth of water is wasted for every three produced. (The Daily Green)

The Natural Choice for Our Water Resources

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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We should be considering natural infrastructure along with man-made structures like dams to help us manage our water resources.

Could Markets Make Our Water Use More Sustainable?

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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Markets are not the solution to all water problems, but offer an example of the innovation needed for sustainable management of this precious resource.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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In today’s green news, why the environmental movement owes a debt to Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. They’re causing much excitement, but can captive baby pandas change the future of this endangered species? (BBC News)
  2. Early environmentalists took a page out of MLK Jr.’s playbook to help advocate for some of our most important environmental regulations. (MNN)
  3. Google maps is proving to be a very useful tool in tracking the Yosemite Rim Fire. (Huffington Post)
  4. One reason why we can’t get international climate change agreements? People just don’t fear it enough. (Bloomberg)
  5. Life without water would be awkward. These videos prove it. (National Geographic)
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