The half-hour documentary “Water: The Lifeblood of Energy” from Prairie Public Broadcasting describes the connection between water and energy and how cities and utilities across the western United States are using combinations of collaboration, conservation, and new technology to squeeze more use out of every precious drop.
Tag Archive 'conservation'
Levi Novey, writing in the Huffington Post blog points up the importance of getting young people “excited about the amazing world we live in, and helping them learn how they can play their own role in protecting it.” For Novey, who is playing a key role at The Corps Network in helping to build a […]
A program intended to insure that American Children have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, builds on a Forest Service tradition of conservation and education. “The challenges associated with climate change and water will not be resolved in a few years. It will take generations. Kids must understand why forests are so valuable so […]
The Bay Journal writes: “Beyond political will or ecological know-how, restoring the Chesapeake Bay and other impaired waters across the country requires a good deal of manpower.” It will take ‘waders in the water,’ to physically return rivers, streams and wetlands to a more natural state.” “It’s work that Trout Headwaters, Inc., a private water […]
Posted in conservation on Feb 19th, 2014
In Conservation Magazine’s recent good read, “Point of No Return: Why Aren’t Fish Populations Recovering?” author Natasha Loder examines why fishery management policies may have resulted in an insurmountable “Darwinian Debt.” In the 1940s, cod in the northeast Arctic had an average size of 95 cm. Today they average only 65 cm. And average size […]
The Water Footprint Assessment Tool provides clear insight into how water is appropriated for human uses and the impacts resulting from those uses. It offers an easy way to calculate and map the water footprint, assess its sustainability and identify strategic actions to improve the sustainability, efficiency and equitability of water use. If you live in […]
Posted in ecosystem services on Feb 11th, 2014
“There are two great joys in life: the tilling of the land, and the cultivation of character. One anchors us and one elevates us,” said conservation capitalist Chandler Van Voorhis late last year at TEDxCharlottesville. Chandler Van Voorhis is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants, grows, and sells permanent forests. He is working to […]
Posted in conservation on Jan 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2014—America’s Service and Conservation Corps have always been known for training a ready and able workforce of Americans, but today’s Corpsmembers will not only provide “Boots on the Ground,” they will also soon have “Waders in the Water.” Thanks to a new public-private partnership between The Corps Network and Trout […]
Topping Trout Headwaters’ list of water wishes for the new year was: “Wishing that all water users will increase their conservation efforts so that healthy flows may be returned to our rivers.” Securing access to plentiful, renewable sources of fresh water is among the biggest struggles large cities around the world face. Growing populations and […]
Water alerts continued to receive notice throughout 2013. Both drought and flooding again topped the nation’s headlines. My Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed our network this past year. Top Ten Water Wishes for 2014: #10: Wishing that our nation recognize […]