Tag: Jeff Opperman

When the Levees Broke: The Flood That Made Rock and Roll

Written by | July 21st, 2011

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Did you know that a flood created rock and roll? Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman says the 1927 Mississippi River flood drove the migration of Delta Blues musicians northward…where they plugged into amps and got electrified.

Mississippi River Flooding: Can We Move Past 1928?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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The good news about this spring’s Mississippi River flooding? Floodplains kept it from being much worse. But just using floodplains as safety valves is so 1928, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2011

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Sports, politics, business…we’ve got all your green news categories covered:

  1. Bruins fans, keep rejoicing: the Stanley Cup finals were the first “water neutral” N.H.L. series. (Green)
  2. Not to name names, but a former vice president isn’t too happy with a certain current president’s record on climate change. (The New York Times)
  3. Green marketing suffers from a lack of humor and other ailments. (Green Biz)
  4. One of the last male Hyacinth macaws is looking for a mate. (Species Extinction)
  5. The Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman ranks the cities that can best adapt to climate change. (Grist)

Cities and Climate Change: Which Are Most Resilient?

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Which U.S. cities are most resilient to climate change — and what does that mean, anyway? Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman says it’s the Rust Belt towns that are doing well — find out why.

Methods for Ranking Urban Resilience to Climate Change

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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How did Jeff Opperman rank US cities’ resilience to climate change? Here’s a peek at his methods.

Hot in Cleveland? A Ranking of Cities’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Jeff Opperman finds that his hometown is ranked the most miserable city in America. But as a conservation scientist he finds a silver lining.

Water Q&A with Our Scientist: Live on February 10

Written by | February 1st, 2011

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Our freshwater expert Jeff Opperman answered your questions about one of today’s hottest topics via a live video chat—watch the replay now.

Americans Choose Sun Over Water: Why That’s Bad News

Written by | November 23rd, 2010

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Which do you prefer -– abundant blue skies or abundant blue (fresh) water? It may be hard to have both, especially as climate change continues, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.

Blog Action Day: Healthy Water Comes From Healthy Nature

Written by | October 15th, 2010

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Water’s the theme for this year’s Blog Action Day — and Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman reminds us healthy water comes from healthy nature…a connection that water infrastructure planners need to heed.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2010

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It’s Blog Action Day 2010! More than 4,600 blogs from 134 countries are looking to spark a global discussion about this year’s topic, water. We’ll have a post by Jeff Opperman, the Conservancy’s senior advisor for sustainable hydropower, later today. For now, here are some water stories that caught our eye this morning.

  1. See 5 facts about what you might not know, but you should. (Blog Action Day)
  2. Here are 5 simple ways to conserve water. (Mashable)
  3. Is the U.S. already past the point of peak water? (Treehugger)
  4. Senator John Kerry explains why it’s clear there is a worldwide water crisis. (Change.org)
  5. Check out this roundup of cool water-themed apps. (Mobiletuts+)
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