A New Frontier in the Restoration Economy

GreenTrees is blazing a new frontier in the restoration economy with the rise of Natural Capitalism. In a recent article they observe that for many years, our economy has not rewarded the natural assets around us. But as the balance of the earth’s resources shrink, amidst a steadily higher level of…

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20th Anniversary Edition of Trout Headwaters RecentWORK

Now available for iBooks or in hard copy from Amazon, Trout Headwaters anniversary edition of RecentWork, features stream, wetland and habitat restoration projects from across the United States.  Hundreds of photos, as well as quotes on nature and the environment are assembled in this concise volume first published in 2009. This latest revised volume has…

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2015 Shatters Record as Warmest Year

“A ‘Scorcher’: 2015 Shatters Record As Warmest Year, NASA And NOAA Say” That was a recent headline to an NPR article about “2015 the hottest since instrument records began being kept in 1880, beating the record set in 2014 by 0.29° F.” This news only reaffirms Trout Headwaters’ commitment to…

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Hardening Shorelines Hinders Recovery of the Chesapeake Bay

For decades Chesapeake Bay waterfront property owners have bulkheaded and riprapped their shoreline areas to protect them from erosion. In this effort to stop beachfront from washing away, this ‘hard armor’ along the waterfront edges has simply pushed the erosion problems elsewhere and is hindering efforts to recover the vital…

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Data Visualization Can Help the Environment

In a recent Scientific American blog post, Willie Schubert tells us how NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization team used satellite data to create a “stunning data visualization”, viewed more than half a million times so far, to illustrate how the path of Saharan dust can affect ecosystems on the other side…

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What is Environmental Big Data and Why Should I Care?

It seems everywhere you turn these days there is a new reference to “Big Data”. There are some very complicated explanations of what “Big Data” is and why it has become so important in business, but simply put, “Big Data” means using more information to make better decisions, often in…

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