Tag: Dams

Getting Dams Right

Written by | March 21st, 2014

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How to build a better dam? It’s all about looking at the bigger picture and finding common ground, write Mark Tercek and Giulio Boccaletti.

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.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2013

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Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

  1. Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. (Bloomberg)
  2. A huge restoration project has finally freed the Penobscot River for the first time in 200 years. (CBS News)
  3. Craft brewers say something is missing from craft beer: a connection with the landscape. (NPR)
  4. “Blackfish” has exposed the dark side of Sea World, whose stocks are taking a hit. (Market Watch)
  5. Voters in Colorado tell the fracking industry to back off. (Grist)

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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George C. Grugett helped bring forth the “room for our rivers” approach to managing our water resources — and it’s one that should be used more often.

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

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.

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

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.

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

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