Bringing Back the San Joaquin Valley Floodplain

Healthy floodplains are nature’s buffer against weather extremes. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on an innovative project  in the San Joaquin Valley  combining  flood management with ecosystem restoration.  The plan includes the purchase of an existing ranch by a nonprofit group called River Partners. The $10 million project is expected…

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Drought Still Threatens Mississippi River

Discovery News recently reported that due to drought conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned that the Mississippi River could become unnavigable by mid January. However, efforts by the USACE to blast away rocks have bought more time for barge shipping, according to a press release from the American…

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NWF Offers 10 Important Tips for Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) ran a great article by Joshua Saks identifying “Five Actions to Protect People, Property and Wildlife from Storm and Flood Damages” http://blog.nwf.org/2012/11/post-sandy-working-with-nature-to-keep-us-safe/ and “Five Actions that Put People, Property and Wildlife at Risk from Storm and Flood Damages.” http://blog.nwf.org/2012/11/post-sandy-working-with-nature-to-keep-us-safe/…

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Washington Post Reports “Little Substance” at Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Washington Post reports on the Rio+20 EarthSummit in Rio de Janeiro, “The actual negotiations in Rio have produced little of substance, beyond an abstract commitment to craft ‘sustainable development goals’ in the future.  The Brazilian government, which is hosting the meeting, took out language which would have committed countries…

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Ecosystem Services – Vital for Human and Wildlife Populations

Ecological services derived from healthy streams, wetlands, and riparian zones include food, freshwater, flood control, water treatment, and recreational opportunities to mention only a few. They are vital for human well-being and maintaining healthy wildlife populations. Their benefits are felt locally in the form of providing drinking water and food,…

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We’re Your EcoPartner – Growing Responsibly, Thoughtfully, and Meaningfully

Today one essential element of a healthy business is being a steward for a healthy environment. The Green Economy recognizes that healthy ecosystems provide irreplaceable services like clean air, clean water, and productive soils that are now being assigned tangible values. We help you identify and capitalize on your natural…

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Why is the Conservation and Restoration of U.S. Watersheds Important?

The natural features that are present in our watersheds provide services for us. We all know that clean water is important to us; in fact humans can’t live without it! What you may not be aware of are the other functions that a healthy watershed supplies for us. Wetlands filter…

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