LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

This money would purchase land for such projects as National Wildlife Refuges along the Upper Mississippi, the Connecticut River in four New England states, and in the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades. Image: Confluence of the Crow Wing River and the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

The Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on

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Unhurried, with time enough to get to know the river and its river culture as well as your crew. Other Laos pan for gold, graze livestock and tend gardens (which wash away yearly when the river rises dramatically in rainy season).

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Most Endangered Rivers Are In California

Eco Friendly Daily

The conservation group American Rivers recently released their list of the country’s most endangered waterways for 2009. The top two rivers listed were both in California, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin Rivers.

Yangshuo, China: green lodgings lead the way

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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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7 State Parks for Fall Colors and Birding

10,000 Birds

The coves are populated with oak, hemlock, poplar, and the area is stream-rich (including a Class V river gorge) with lush understories and shrubs. Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina. Table Rock State Park, South Carolina.

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Go for the green photo: #8

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For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Conservancy Talk

And then an afternoon hike at Sugar Hollow, where the Moormans River tumbles down from Shenandoah National Park. We waded the refreshingly icy river, then hiked on uphill just beyond Blue Hole, a popular swimming spot.

Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Platte River Prairies. Showy evening primrose (Oenothera rhombipetala) in restored prairie at the Derr Tract of Platte River Prairies, Nebraska. Notable Features: The Platte River Preserve will be hosting an “ Eclipse on the Prairie ” event for members. State: South Carolina.

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The Facts about Kinder Morgan

Sightline Daily

In public, Kinder Morgan points out that it is already operating coal export facilities in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. The truth is that Kinder Morgan’s existing operations are well known for blighting neighborhoods and fouling rivers.

"Charging for coal’s carbon"

Environmental Economics

New research from RFF’s Alan Krupnick, Joel Darmstadter, Nathan Richardson (of the University of South Carolina School of Law), and Katrina McLaughlin explains why “federal coal seems like a logical target for launching a carbon pricing policy.” In this case, and using the midrange of these estimates for 2020 of about $46 per ton of CO 2 , the carbon charge would be over $90 per ton of coal, far above the current price of federal Powder River Basin coal ($12 per ton).

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Good news for the Wood Stork

10,000 Birds

The wood stork occurs and breeds in Central and South America. I have seen them foraging on sandy shores of rivers deep in the Amazon, enjoyed them in their raucous breeding colonies in the Everglades, flushed them out of canals during walks around my house, and perhaps more importantly contribute to their recovery. Wood storks primarily breed in Central and South Florida.

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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Treehotel opened this summer near Harads , a small town on the banks of the Lule River 40 miles south of the Artic Circle , in a pine forest earmarked for timbering only a year ago.

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The Last Resort: true eco-adventure in Nepal

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In the pristine mountainous region of Panglang , on a high cliff-top gorge above the wild Bhotekosi River , I find exactly what I’m looking for. Septic systems handle all the effluent—unusual in a region where most houses pipe directly into the rivers below.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

from South Carolina to Taiwan. Last year, United By Blue and ECO SWIM BY AQUA GREEN removed 3,178 pounds of trash from the Delaware River.

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Can We Outrun the Rising Tide?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dolphins spotted in Sampit River in South Carolina. As sea levels rise, saltwater creeps up the river and changes the entire ecology of the system. Sea level is destined to rise as much as 110 cm during the remainder of this century.

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Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

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Radisson Hotel Varanasi: 5-star good citizen

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2011 176

What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana

Sightline Daily

The two Mississippi River coal facilities there—United Bulk Terminals and Kinder Morgan—are filthy, and plainly degrading nearby communities. Worse yet, another coal terminal, called RAM , is seeking permission to develop along the same stretch of the river.

Well-known stores closing in America

Green (Living) Review

Tennessee, North Carolina and Minnesota are set to lose four stores each. Florida (11): Sears in Crystal River, Deland, Port St. North Carolina (4): Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville. South Carolina (1): Sears in Sumter.

Treehotel: Sweden's new ways to sleep up a tree

Green Traveler Guides

Treehotel opened this summer near Harads , a small town on the banks of the Lule River 40 miles south of the Artic Circle , in a pine forest earmarked for timbering only a year ago.

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Kathmandu: hunt for the green heart

Green Traveler Guides

Designed by David Kidd of Gleneagle in Scotland , it is said (I’m not a golfer myself, a mystery two of my teenage golfing-enthusiast nephews can’t seem to fathom) to rank among the signature resort courses of South Asia and is the region’s only course with bent grass greens.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

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Ever hear the big mighty river analogy? Well, like a river, think of our bodies as a steady flow of stuff, good, bad and indifferent. Like a big mighty river, we can clean ourselves of toxins and other nasty things … up to a point. The river and living things in it die.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

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based Holiday Extras Green heroes: Turning the Tide Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on Leave a Comment Previous post: Washington, D.C.

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The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Louisiana, where I live, the woodcock’s arrival again brings me good news – cooling temperatures and crisp mornings in the Atchafalaya River Basin behind bird dogs. They live mainly in young, dense wet forests near streams, rivers, and marshes.

Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

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I submit that your best starting point is Peace Café , on Street 26 , on the east shore of the Siem Reap River. The Peace Cafe is on Street 26, on the other side of the river from the Old Market.

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Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

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Among other environmental accolades, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District awarded Saybrook a special merit award for its contributions to protecting and improving the health of the lower Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.

United States Facing Mercury Storage Opposition

Eco Friendly Daily

If mercury managed to contaminate the Colorado River it would impact millions of people who rely on it for drinking water. In addition, Aiken, South Carolina, Hawthorne, Nevada and the aforementioned Andrews, Texas are also being considered.

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Green Blog

“If the reactors now under construction in Georgia and South Carolina actually come online, they are projected to generate electricity that is much more expensive than nearly any other source, including wind and solar power.”

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sculpted by the Gunnison River over 2 millions years, the canyon walls are nearly 2,000 feet tall, with near-vertical drops down to the river. Trails along the north and south rims wind through pinyon-juniper forests and gambel oak thickets typical of the Colorado Plateau.

7 Cool Facts About Water Striders

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water striders on the Congaree river near Columbia, South Carolina. Water striders are one of the most interesting and enjoyable aquatic creatures to observe.

2017 83

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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A small spa offers natural treatments, an indigenous sauna and a spa pool of smooth river rocks. (A

Healthy Coastal Habitats: A Boon to Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is an example of a coastal wetland area, which supports a large amount of fish species and helps shelter coastal communities from storms- South Carolina has the largest amount of salt marsh area in the East Coast.

Coastal Protection and Clean Water: Recognizing the Benefits of Oyster Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

A recent study by Lisa Kellogg of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on a restored reef just 20 miles up the Choptank River from Harris Creek has raised hopes that oysters may remove nitrogen more effectively than anyone had thought.

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Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

For example, back in the 1970s our scientists partnered with the state of South Carolina to create the first state Natural Heritage Program. And it drained off an extraordinary amount of stormwater into a nearby river.

2016 78

Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marsh and wetlands along Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Sunrise over the Choptank River at the Univerisity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (HPL).

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Climate Change News from Earth Gauge

Green Living Ideas

Precipitation was twice of normal for south Wisconsin, southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio. Climate Fact : June was Exceptionally Wet for the Southeast: Temperatures were up to 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in most of the Southeast region, except for southwest Florida, central portions of Georgia and the Carolinas. Greensboro, North Carolina and Roanoke, Virginia had the highest number of rainy days for any June on record.

Weekend Reading 7/18/14

Sightline Daily

But what none of the accounts focused on may be the story’s most important feature: the mother is poor and black, and she lives in South Carolina. At Blue Oregon , Michael O’Leary makes the case that permitting agencies should do considerably more to respect the interests of the Yakama and other tribes in opposing coal exports on the Columbia River. Meaghan. Why readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with. Serena.