Tag: Yangtze River

No Dream Too Big for China’s Mother River

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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With colossal dams interrupting the Yangtze River, it’s easy to say the river is gone. But large rivers are more resilient than that and what we do now will be invaluable for the many rivers around the world facing their own uncertain futures.

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.

Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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The world’s water crisis isn’t actually about water, says the Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Director. The crisis is really about us and our capacity to invest and manage water for the long term.

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.

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, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2011

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Microbes in space (!) and more exciting green news:

  1. Which is more frightening: traditional livestock practices or “growing” meat in labs? (DotEarth)
  2. New research says cell phones are contributing to the decline of honeybees. (Treehugger)
  3. Drought hits central China, drying up reservoirs along the Yangtze River. (The New York Times)
  4. The world’s middle class is growing, which should mean more consumption and pollution… does it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Yesterday’s space shuttle launch sent six astronauts plus a bobtail squid, a water bear and “Conan the Bacterium” into space. (Wired)

Protecting Nature Through “Radical Collaboration”

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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Find out why our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says that human well-being and the health of the natural world can no longer be viewed separately.

Our Scientists Want to Have a Word With You

Written by | November 21st, 2010

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Our lead scientist Sanjayan and his colleagues take a moment from stimulating coral restoration in Florida or protecting the Yangtze River in China to send a simple message.

Building a Green China

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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We spent four years developing a blueprint for conservation in China. The director of the Conservancy’s China program explains that it can succeed thanks to support from some very powerful people.

From to Tao to Mao to Now: A “Middle Way” for the Yangtze?

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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China has historically managed its rivers out of Confucian control rather than Taoist live-and-let-live. But the Conservancy has a plan for the Yangtze that balances the two — along with the needs of people and nature.

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