How Wolves Change Rivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q This video, How Wolves Change Rivers, explains the “balance-of-nature“ phenomena scientists call a "trophic cascade.” NWNL also documented this on its Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Expedition in 2008. When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park, it had a very beneficial impact on the ecosystem and on water flows. Although the video mislabels the elk … Continue reading How Wolves Change Rivers

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WANTED: More Potamologists*

*Potamologists - Those who study the science of our river channels and impacts of river infrastructure (dams, levees, bridges, etc.) (civil engineering) The systematic study of the factors affecting river channels to provide the basis for predictions of the effects of proposed engineering works on channel characteristics. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

What’s Your Water Footprint?

Did you know that the American lifestyle takes up 2,000 gallons of H2O a day - That's twice the global average! Take this short, interactive quiz at National Geographic to find out if your water usage is average or extreme. http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/change-the-course/water-footprint-calculator/

Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

http://youtu.be/oAxVrUV9tbs A Cascade of Development on the Omo River by International Rivers, with photos by Alison M. Jones, 2014 (11:19). This film outlines how Ethiopia’s new Gibe Dams will cause a 70% water-level reduction over the next 3 years - and thus drastically impact Ethiopia’s Omo River, its Lake Turkana terminus in Kenya, and ½ … Continue reading Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

Alarm Bells are Ringing – Let’s Wake Up

Ten days ago 82,000 tons of coal ash slurry began to spill into North Carolina’s Dan River due to a 48” broken pipe owned by Duke Energy. This is what a similar 2008 coal ash spill in Kingston TN looks like today - 6 years into a still-ongoing cleanup! This past October, NWNL documented the … Continue reading Alarm Bells are Ringing – Let’s Wake Up

NWNL Interview with Ray Gardner featured in Terralingua Langscape

NWNL’s Alison M. Jones interviewed Ray Gardner, Chairman of the five tribes of the Chinook Nation, in June 2007. The interview describes the historic ties the Chinook people have had with the Columbia River, their practices to keep the river healthy, and effects of dams and other infrastructure placed along our rivers. You can read … Continue reading NWNL Interview with Ray Gardner featured in Terralingua Langscape