The Power of Rivers

Conservancy Talk

Both of the above Unfortunately, the correct answer is “c”, which basically means there are no easy answers to questions about how the world can achieve a future with both sustainable energy and healthy rivers. These impacts are projected to occur disproportionately in those river basins with the greatest freshwater species diversity: we found that 70 percent of all affected kilometers would be within the ecoregions in the top quartile of fish species diversity.

Penobscot River Dam Removal: Lessons for a World Demanding Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Caterpillar demolition machine tears down the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River, Maine. For millennia, Atlantic salmon made an annual appearance in Maine’s Penobscot River , swimming into its mouth from the ocean, surging as a crowd up its main-stem, and then scattering throughout its thickly forested basin to spawn in the cold gravels of its rivers and streams. And with a shuffling, halting gait they work their way out into the river.


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Elephant Journal

Yes, in one minute, we have successfully clogged up rivers, polluted the air and filled the earth with non-biodegradable waste. The clock ticks a minute and we have already used up 1 million plastic bags! That is the amount of plastic bags we are using per minute. So what to do then? Switch to some […].

The Animas River Brings to Light Issues, Vital Value of Rivers

Conservancy Talk

The recent release of three million gallons of mining wastewater into the headwaters of Colorado’s Animas River shocked people across the U.S. The wastewater plume spread from the Animas River in Colorado into the San Juan River in New Mexico and Utah, affecting more than 100 river miles and resulting in a five-day shutdown in irrigation and drinking water withdrawals. This reach of the river has been toxic for a long time.

Corrigendum: A Comment on “An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality”

Environmental Economics

Theory suggests that the effect of cost on a vote in favor of a policy is negative so the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses are: H0: B c = 0. I made a basic mistake, one that I've made throughout my depressingly long career [a], in my comment on DMT (2015). In that post I said: Probit models estimating the effect of the bid on the yes responses with the $10 bid removed are in Table 2.

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Alternative Energy – Things you didn’t know

Eco Friendly Daily

As our energy needs rise, as our supplies of fossil fuels run out and as the state of our planet become more precarious, we increasingly need to look at alternative energy sources to meet our requirements and to allow our modern lifestyles. The largest plant currently in operation is on the Rance River producing 240MW and was actually built in the 1960s. Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Solar Power Wind Power

The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin (ARB) — home of the reality TV show “ Swamp People ,” safety valve for the swollen Mississippi River, and one of the richest and most fascinating natural places in North America — might finally have met its match…in Conservancy scientist Bryan Piazza’s new book about it. Beautiful as science, and as a book — bursting with dozens of maps, graphics and photos that capture the astonishing biodiversity, from alligators to river shrimp.

A replication of willingness-to-pay estimates in ‘An adding up test on contingent valuations of river and lake quality’ (Land Economics, 2015)

Environmental Economics

The negative result in Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) is not robust to these alternative approaches to willingness-to-pay estimation. A replication of willingness-to-pay estimates in ‘An adding up test on contingent valuations of river and lake quality’ (Land Economics, 2015). This has been posted as a discussion paper at the  Economics E-journal.

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First Navy Trainer Completes Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River

Green (Living) Review

PATUXENT RIVER, MD, August 2011 : The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. This is the fifth aircraft successfully tested using biofuel at NAS Patuxent River and showcases the Navy’s commitment to achieve energy independence by reducing the need for foreign oil.

Alternative Medicine in Today's Society | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Alternative Medicine in Today’s Society. Think you don’t know what alternative medicine is? Some of the more common types of alternative medicine treatments include: • Massage therapy. • Aromatherapy. • Hydrotherapy. • Acupuncture. • Herbal Remedies. • Meditation. • Spiritual therapy. For thousands of years, the treatments deemed alternative today were standard practice.

LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian.

Sierra Club Compass

Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy » LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation. Proposed project on Indian Reservation land would expand clean energy for Los Angeles customers, provide economic benefits Last week the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan to purchase enough solar power from the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Nevada to power 105,000 homes. View an alternate. Compass.

Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s what makes rivers so valuable — both for fish and for energy. A river is the concentrated water of a whole region as rain and snow across an entire basin becomes runoff, is funneled into cataracts, creeks and canyons, and collected into the narrow ribbon of a river channel (narrow in a relative sense — even a river channel several kilometers wide is incredibly narrow compared to its basin which may be hundreds of thousands of square kilometers in area).

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Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Conservancy Talk

After its banks broke in the 11 th century, the Po River abruptly changed course, diverting sediment-rich waters into to the lagoon of the Republic of Venice. The South-to-North Water Diversion project under construction in China – a colossal transfer of water from the Yangtze River towards Beijing to supply parched Northern China – is expected to cost a similar amount, in today’s money, and is likely to have as profound an impact.

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Welcome to the Blue Heart of Europe

Conservancy Talk

It is no small coincidence that when the directors of the film version of Chronicles of Narnia were searching for a location to film a dream-like river, they settled on a river in the Balkans. While the Balkan rivers are not often identified in the canon of the world’s most treasured natural areas such as the Great Barrier Reef, Amazon Rainforest or the Florida Everglades, it is of no fault of their own.

Yangshuo, China: green lodgings lead the way

Green Traveler Guides

Yangshou Mountain Retreat: Yulong River sanctuary When Guangxi was “discovered” as a backpacker destination in the early 1990s, it was a sleepy backwater, latticed by pristine rivers and idyllic, rice-terraced villages. acres along the Yulong (Dragon) River. Kayaking, river rafting and hiking are other alluring options.

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Adventures with Bowfin, North America’s Underdog(fish)

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recall well my first encounter: pulling that bizarre fish with the long dorsal fin into a boat, as part of fish surveys I was conducting on Michigan’s Muskegon River. The very first Bowfin (Amia calva) I encountered in the wild; collected during field sampling on Michigan’s Muskegon River, Fall 2000. Fish & Fisheries Fish RiversIt’s a fish that lived alongside dinosaurs, and held its own: A slimy and voracious creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth.

10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s true: around the globe, many rivers and lakes aren’t what they used to be. When I talked to him in 2012, the Conservancy’s Steve Herrington estimated Alabama shad returns on the Apalachicola River to be some 65,000 fish, thanks to a low-cost technique that involves moving shad through shipping locks. It far exceeded Herrington’s hope , with as many as 280,000 total migratory shad now in the river system! Lessons from the Penobscot River Dam Removal.

How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. These giant walls of concrete back up rivers to form large, artificial lakes and then move the water through narrow channels to drive electric generators. These dams work by stopping a river to create a reservoir, which is incredibly damaging to natural ecosystems. Tagged: alternative power , green energy , water conservation. How Does It Work: Hydropower.

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Mysterious Sinkholes Threaten to Sink the Dead Sea

Green Prophet

The Dead Sea ( which is technically a lake fed by the Jordan River ) spans more than 60 miles. Along with Syria and Lebanon, these thirsty nations pull water from the Jordan River and its tributaries, cutting flow to the Dead Sea to less than 26 billion gallons per year compared to 343 billion gallons a century back. And doing nothing is the worst alternative of all. Travel Dead Sea Ein Gedi Jordan River sinkholes water conservation

2013 86

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

There is no force more powerful than gravity at work on the Mississippi River. There he rose to oversee multi-million dollar projects, mostly related to flood control and navigation along the Lower Mississippi River. After retiring from the Corps, he served another 30 years as vice president of the influential Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, where he was a tireless advocate of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project , or MR&T.

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Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This amounts to around one-eighth the average amount of water withdrawn each day from the Potomac River to provide drinking water to the entire metropolitan region. Staff analysts at the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – a non-regulatory body created by Congress in 1940 with representatives of the five watershed jurisdictions and Federal government – looked closely at these issues in a 2010 study. Image: Potomac River.

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

One-third of China’s lakes and rivers are already so polluted they’re not fit for human consumption, and the problem could worsen as the country’s rapid urbanization continues. Implementing sustainable agriculture practices at farms like these along China’s Yangtze River can reduce polluted runoff. We’ve learned that having the right data and fact base allows for a comprehensive comparison of manmade infrastructure and natural alternatives.

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Campaign to Ban Disposable Face Masks Launched

Green (Living) Review

The aim of the campaign is to hit this number before the end of 2020 in an attempt to slow down the consumption of disposable masks, and encourage washable alternatives. The UK will consume 19.2 billion single non-recyclable face masks in 2021.

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Egypt’s Filthy Canals Are Breeding Disease and Discontent

Green Prophet

According to a recent report by Al Jazeera , the Egyptian government is simply not doing enough to provide suitable garbage management and this means local see little alternative to dumping in the stagnant canals. ” Clearly, there is a balance to be struck in terms of making sure there are real and viable alternatives to getting rid of rubbish before we can talk about changing embedded habits.

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All-Inclusive Bucket List Eco Holidays in the Middle East

Green Prophet

And here we’ll give you some ideas, based on a little alternative thinking. Nile Cruise in Egypt : A must for your bucket list is a cruise down the Nile River. Travel & Nature Berber Dead Sea eco-travel Egypt Israel Jordan Morocco Nile River

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Slightly relative

Environmental Economics

Water quality in the state’s lakes, rivers and streams has improved slightly over the last two years, according to a new report by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Water quality in the state’s largest rivers also decreased from the 93 percent meeting standards in 2010 to 89 percent in the new report. Original Headline: State report: Lakes, rivers, streams improving slightly. Alternative Headline 1: State report: Lakes, rivers, streams improve by 1.8%.

2012 116

Oil Spill Prevention: Increase Domestic Drilling

Eco Friendly Daily

There was a 419,000-gallon oil spill in the Mississippi River on July 23, so a 100-mile portion of the lower part of the river was temporarily closed while 2,300 people helped clean up the spill. A small oil spill from an unknown source occurred in a south Cumbrian river and caused the death of 300 white-clawed crayfish. Shouldn’t our focus be on using less oil and finding alternatives to eliminate our need for it?

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Tentsile treehouse tent cocoon for trees and attention seekers (review)

Green Prophet

You can quite literally set your tent up above flowerbeds or above a river. Sum up: the Tentsile is a good #2 “alternative” tent for an Alpha male or female outdoorsy sort who wants a little attention, and another way to camp in a little unconventional way. Travel alternative living camping eco design green design sustainable travel tent Tentsile Want to take camping to a higher level?

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Frack Off Shell! Egyptians Launch Anti-Fracking Campaign

Green Prophet

This would threaten the lives and livelihoods of the 70 million people who are clustered along the river downstream. Energy alternative energy earthquakes Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) environmental assessment fracking water contaminationThe Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights have condemned fracking by Shell, Apache and Dana Petroleum in Egypt as dangerous and called for an immediate end to the practice.

2012 86

Turkey’s Largest Wind Plant to Power 170,000 Homes

Green Prophet

su Dam on the Tigris River with a National Geographic Young Explorer grant, which is just one of several hydroelectric plants that are wreaking havoc. Cleantech, Science & Technology alternative energy clean tech renewable energy Turkey''s largest wind plant Turkey’s largest wind power plant has broken ground and is expected to generate enough clean energy to electrify up to 170,000 homes.

$5 Billion Hydro Electric Project in Quebec, Canada

Eco Friendly Daily

km of tunnel, the Rupert River will be diverted, which is opposed by local environmental and Native groups. Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Quebec has begun constructing two new hydro-electric power plants in a project that will cost $5 billion. These new plants will provide enough power to support 425,000 homes in the James Bay area by 2010.

Is the Time Right for Green Energy?

Eco Friendly Daily

However, an audit of the Green River Formation in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado found that the site has reserves that equal the entire proven global reserves. Solar and wind power are viable sources of alternative energy. Alternative Energy greenhouse gas emissions Solar Power wind energy The push for green energy has shed light on the complexities of moving from fossil fuels. It has raised a lot of questions and revealed some formidable obstacles.

Toulouse and Nina Go To Montreal—in Anticipation of the 2009 World.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Sunday, August 30, 2009 Toulouse and Nina Go To Montreal—in Anticipation of the 2009 World SF Convention “We want to see a hero who works to achieve an environmentally sustainable world through innovation and creative technology,” said Tom Doherty, publisher of Tor Books, beside me at a panel on alternate energy. So, what was I doing sitting next to Tom Doherty at a panel on alternate energy?

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The Power of Water

Eco Friendly Daily

Aside from being essential to all life on Earth, water makes up most of the Earth’s surface and what it doesn’t cover it shapes by wearing away solid rock and soil and molding them into coastlines and rivers. Science & Technology alternative power calculator clocks water We are all aware that water can do some pretty amazing things.

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Better alternatives are available. The Pasig River in the Philippines is another scary example of the negative effects of plastic bags on the environment. Some tributaries of the river have been filled with plastic waste to the level that you could almost walk across them without getting your feet wet. The Pasig River is the eight worst source of ocean plastic pollution in the world. 9 There are better alternatives available, and jobs to go with them!

Amazon rainforest cruises will touch your heart and soul

Green Prophet

I have been on a few alternative cruises in my life. There are some destinations where a river cruise is about the only way you can get to see the true nature of the place. Some companies are already readying intimate and private style charter yachts for cruises to the Amazon River.

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Benefits and costs of evacuation (under uncertainty)

Environmental Economics

This is a tough one ( Watching a ridge slide in slow motion. ): The fissure was first spotted in October on  Rattlesnake Ridge  in south central Washington State, overlooking Interstate 82 and the Yakima River. Irrigation canal operators stand ready to open dams and take water from the river if it is blocked by a rock slide. Alternate highway routes have been mapped out, in case the interstate becomes impassable.

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How a Turbine Flying High Up In the Sky Could Power Your Tomorrow

Eco Friendly Daily

The jet streams are like a river of free, clean, and concentrated energy flowing above us, waiting to be tapped into.”. In Italy, a company called KiteGen is using a pulley system attached to a single kite flying at 2,624 feet to activate alternators below and make electricity. Alternative Energy Environment Green News Wind Power The idea to harness power from winds is not new but it is the improvement in technology that’s pushing it up a notch or two.

Skiing (and Saving) Patagonia

Wend Magazine

It was ten years ago when we pedaled our gear-laden mountain bikes over a short pass on a dicey backroad along Chile’s Lago General Carrera and caught our first glimpse of Chile’s wild and wonderful Rio Baker (Baker River) watershed. Rain and snow melt poured into countless streams and rivers, eventually joining forces with the mighty Baker – Chile’s most voluminous river – on its way to the Pacific.

2011 188

Compact Florescent Bulbs Hazardous to Environment

Eco Friendly Daily

Mercury can then spread from the landfills to eventually end up in our natural water supplies, like lakes and rivers. Alternative EnergyNew reports have revealed that the remarkable energy saving compact florescent bulbs may only save energy and not the environment. Mercury Hazard. Each of these light bulbs contain mercury. And although it is only the size amount of a period at the end of a sentence, this amount can still be harmful if inhaled.

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Lose the Memory, Lose the Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Learning a river is a lifetime task , as anyone who has ever held a fly rod understands all too well. But that’s nothing compared to discerning a river’s history. So often, we think of rivers as timeless. Using a combination of paleontology, archaeology and historical record, scientists can draw a picture of rivers past. But Mark found that when his grandfather’s generation had no recollection of salmon in a particular river, it was likely too late.

A history of the Exxon funded CVM debate makes it to twitter. in case you are missing it, there is a more recent BP funded CVM debate @Undercoverhist

Environmental Economics

  Tweets 4 and 5 say: 4/Rather than countering w/ alternative estimates, Maas&Svorencik explain, Exxon casted doubt on method itself: contingent valuation (CV). "Contingent valuation: A practical alternative when prices aren't available."  "An adding-up test on contingent valuations of river and lake quality."  "A Comment on 'An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality'”.

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Personal Power: Wind Turbines at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

It doesn’t always blow when electricity is needed, just as it doesn’t always blow when you’re stuck in the middle of the river in your little sailboat. Alternative Energy Environment Wind Power Look up there, on the rooftop! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a wind-powered whirlybird! Many of you may have seen wind farms or heard of wind power’s potential.