Tag: Mississippi Delta

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: Friday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2012

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Some (mostly) good news for a day known for bad luck.

  1. China no longer leads the world in clean energy investments. So who does? (TreeHugger)
  2. PHOTO: Spring storm dumps four feet of hail on West Texas. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. VIDEO: Baboons can recognize four-letter words on a screen. (BBC)
  4. A “strawberry” leopard, first of its kind, has been discovered in South Africa. (National Geographic)
  5. Large-scale engineering could rescue eroding Mississippi Delta region. (Scientific American)

 

Facing the Floods, Finding Resiliency

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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The executive director of our Louisiana chapter watches the floodwaters rolling past his house but instead of destruction he sees the reasons for hope.

Delta Blues

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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Deltas — they’re not just a Greek letter in a frat house name. Human activity is shrinking river deltas worldwide…which is bad news for humans, says the Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman.

Congressional Fork in the Trail: Lasting Regret or Shared Legacy?

Written by | September 18th, 2009

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The Nature Conservancy submitted written testimony this week to a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources on HR 3534, The Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009.  The hearing was held in the committee room along one of the long corridors of the Longworth House Office building.  Secretary of Interior Ken […]

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