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. The Power of Rivers highlights some of them.

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. Then, 100 years ago, a series of hydropower dams were built on the river that blocked the salmon migration ; their annual appearance nearly sputtered out.

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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.

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. I’ve been working on conservation of the San Juan River and the Animas River, its largest tributary, since 2009.

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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).

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The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland (Texas A&M Press) is Piazza’s beautiful new synthesis of more than 300 contemporary and historic scientific studies of the ARB. PIAZZA: It started after the disastrous Mississippi River flood of 1927 , when the U.S.

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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

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? For thousands of years, the treatments deemed alternative today were standard practice. Alternative medicines and treatments have become part of the fabric of our society today.

Environmentalists: “Explore Alternatives to Red-Dead Canal Project”

Green Prophet

Following the Israeli Minister’s green light for the Red-Dead Canal project, Friends of the Earth Middle East are calling for alternatives to the project to be fully explored. Now that the Israeli minister Silvan Shalom has given the project the go-ahead, environmentalists such as the Friends of the Earth Middle East say that alternatives to the project need to be fully explored. Before we put the cart before the horse, we must see and heavily weigh the alternatives”.

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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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. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation : Comments. Compass.

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.

Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s what makes rivers so valuable — both for fish and for energy. Fishes use these concentrated pathways to move throughout a river basin—a fluvial highway network—their travel driven by shifting patterns of resource availability and water conditions. Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River.

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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. We construct the next levy without considering alternatives.

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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. It far exceeded Herrington’s hope , with as many as 280,000 total migratory shad now in the river system! Return of a “River Monster” Alligator gar caught at Moon Lake, Mississippi.

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. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

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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. Fish & Fisheries Fish Rivers

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.

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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. And doing nothing is the worst alternative of all. Travel Dead Sea Ein Gedi Jordan River sinkholes water conservation Watch your step, kibbutzniks and spa-mavens!

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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. Our natural areas along lakes and rivers are not faring much better.

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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. The Potomac River basin would do well to heed the lessons learned elsewhere. Image: Potomac River.

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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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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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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. More and more oil spills make their way to the front page of the news.

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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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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.

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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 contamination

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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

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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%.

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$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.

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 energ

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. The Pasig River is the eight worst source of ocean plastic pollution in the world.

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

The Alien Next Door

So, what was I doing sitting next to Tom Doherty at a panel on alternate energy? On the alternate energy panel, besides Tom and I there were science experts Bruce Lindsay Rockwood, Peter Cohen, and Charles Stross. Sorry I missed the alternate energy panel.

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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

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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.

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.

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Birds of Cambodia Review

10,000 Birds

The introduction covers the geography, climate and for the first-time visitor especially important, habitats: nine forest types, offshore, intertidal, rivers, grasslands, freshwater wetlands, open country and urban habitats. A holiday in Cambodia?

Birds of Kruger National Park and Wildlife of Ecuador: Two WILDGuides Reviewed

10,000 Birds

There are the seven sections: (1) Birds of Rivers and Wetlands; (2) Birds of Plains and Open Woodlands; (3) Birds of Broadleaved Woodland and Camps; (4) Birds of Forests and Riverine Thicket; (5) Birds of Prey and Vultures; (6) Birds of the Air (swifts and swallows); (7) Night Birds.

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.

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. For so many rivers, we’ve lost the memory. A dead river.

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Birding under Clouds of Uncertainty: Santa Ana NWR

10,000 Birds

The wall cannot be built on the actual border, which is the Rio Grande river, as the floodplain is technically protected by a treaty between the United States and Mexico. As a result, environmental considerations and alternatives will essentially be ignored.

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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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New Science: Helping Businesses Understand What Water is Worth

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in Texas. Freeport sits at the mouth of the Brazos River, which flows for more than 800 miles across the heart of Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. The Brazos River, Texas. Photo © Leaflet/ Wikimedia Commons. By Justine E.

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