Tag Archive 'environmental'

A recent New York Times Opinion piece by Yvon Chouinard titled “Tear Down ‘Deadbeat’ Dams,” rightly questions the values and highlights the environmental risks associated with dams, underlining that the benefits “for water use, flood control and electricity – can now be met more effectively without continuing to choke entire watersheds.” He goes on to […]

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Trout Headwaters, Inc. has pioneered big data systems for industry and private users enabling comprehensive analysis of various environmental data sets across a broad range of ecosystem services and markets.  Leveraging the capability to relate many, many, layers of complex data will continue to provide unique insights for our firm and our customers. Get your […]

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It was my pleasure recently to spend the afternoon with Doug La Follette, Secretary of State in Wisconsin for a tour of some of his work and achievement.  He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia, has worked as Public Affairs Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and has been board member of Friends […]

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They used to mean something. Words like “sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” “green,” “low-impact,” and “natural” set apart products and services that were better for our environment.  But once these terms became trendy, the practice of “greenwashing” (so rampant now it has its own Wikipedia page) has rendered these words virtually meaningless. First reported by Forbes and Business […]

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In Conservation Magazine, award-winning journalist David Ropeik explores why we worry too much about some environmental risks and not enough about others For Conservation Magazine David Ropeik points out an interesting phenomenon he called the “perception gap.”  It’s the gap between our fears and the facts.  He describes his how his 55-year-old friend has cut […]

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Trout Headwaters is proud of our team’s unwavering commitment to the conservation and protection of our precious natural resources at all levels of its operations.  Each year we strive to lower our carbon footprint and boost biodiversity with a keen awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship in today’s world. For nearly 20 years our […]

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A recent set of four related articles published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface takes a new approach to understanding sediment transport, a vital component to the ecological health and long-term evolution of river channels. When you look at a river’s water surface, it is rarely smooth. Instead, you can usually see the continual […]

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From Bloomberg Businessweek Tests of drinking water near a natural-gas drilling site in Wyoming back up findings that established the first link by the federal government between hydraulic fracturing and tainted water, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA recently issued its follow-up analyses of two test wells it drilled in Pavillion and of five residents’ water […]

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The Washington Post Editorial Board published a commentary Sept. 30, 2012 in support of nutrient trading as a strategy for reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The approach, which has environmental groups split, is meant to reduce the 250 pounds of nitrogen and 20 million pounds of phosphorus entering the bay each year from farms, […]

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Richard Matthews has put together a handy list of 40 apps that help you keep track of water usage and energy usage, choose green products, even donate to green organizations. “There was a time when eco-apps did little more than provide lists of so-called “green” products and services. Now green-themed apps have turned mobile devices […]

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