Tag: Water conservation

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Mingliang Zhang

Want to know the best thing about the story of Ming and the Nanoscavengers? Every word of it is true, and the special effects, courtesy of nanotechnology, are real.

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NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

What’s the future of conservation science? Look no further than this year’s NatureNet Science Fellows cohort — developing and field testing solutions-based science to some of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Michael Pennino

Talk to NatureNet Science Fellow Michael Pennino for five minutes, and you’ll see storm drains and sewers in a new light, as gateways to a hidden ecology.

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Nature as Normal: Our Lead Scientist’s Research Agenda

Nature is critical to people’s lives — so why don’t people think about it that way? TNC Lead Scientist Heather Tallis is researching how to make that happen through three lenses: education, water and poverty.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project

Have you heard of microplastics? Every time you wash your clothes, you release 2,000 into the water system. But now you can help—as a citizen scientist.

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Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water': Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Many of the world’s cities are ill-prepared to face impending water shortages over the next decades. Conservancy scientist Brian Richter’s new book says the answer lies in people power.

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Urban Water Footprint: Extensive and Expensive

A new global database of urban water sources developed by the Conservancy’s Rob McDonald highlights just how far water travels and how much it can cost to get it there.

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Sure, desert pupfish are tough. Hot water temperatures? They thrive in it. Creeks saltier than the ocean? No problem. But now pupfish face a bigger challenge — people and their need for lots of water.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Dan Auerbach

NatureNet Fellow Dan Auerbach is working to strengthen the ‘business case’ for water funds. His work could change the way that people perceive and value water.

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Giulio Boccaletti: What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?

In hydrology, a concept known as stationarity allows us to define events using time statistics, like the “one in a hundred years flood.” Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that it’s time to retire this concept.

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Re-Branding Nature: From Dismal Swamp to Constructed Wetland

Swamps were once considered disease-ridden, alligator-infested places. Now they’re hailed for the ecosystem services they provide–but for that image to stick, constructed wetlands have to be based on the best-available science.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Rob McDonald

Conservationists have typically viewed cities as the enemy of the environment — to embrace urban growth is akin to heresy. But that viewpoint is changing by necessity.

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Natural Intersection: Understanding and Conserving Alaska’s Estuaries

Meet the estuary: where three powerful realms–river, ocean and land–meet. A new paper by Conservancy scientists classifies this important habitat, and helps conservationists better protect estuaries vital for both people and wildlife.

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Are We Losing Our Wetlands Conservation Legacy?

Wetlands conservation has been one of the greatest successes of the conservation movement. But are we at risk of draining that legacy away?

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Joanna Nelson

Water funds work. But could they work even better? That’s the focus of NatureNet Fellow Joanna Nelson, an ecologist with Stanford’s Natural Capital Project.

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