Tag: water quality

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.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

Walking for Water

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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An Earth Day 6K walk aims to raise awareness of the average distance women and children must walk every single day in Africa and Asia to collect water. The time to address global water challenges is now.

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.

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2011

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Next, they’ll be taking over the airwaves:

  1. Runway 4 at JFK airport closed to make way for reproducing turtles. (The New York Times)
  2. And… jellyfish have shut down a nuclear plant in Scotland. (GoodCleanTech)
  3. Water conservation efforts in the West are actually paying off! Sort of. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Can you guess which is the world’s most climate-resilient city? (TreeHugger)
  5. Going to the beach this weekend? Check out the water quality first. (HuffPostGreen)
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