Dealing with California’s 4-year drought

“The End of California?” is the headline of Timothy Egan’s New York Times op ed piece for May 3. “California,” he says, “from this drought onward, will be a state transformed.… The Golden State may recover, but it won’t be the same place.” As dire as that sounds, an aggressive statewide effort – to use … Continue reading Dealing with California’s 4-year drought

Columbia River Basin Transboundary Conference 2014 ·

The year just ended is the 50th anniversary of the Columbia River Treaty, a 1964 agreement between Canada and the United States on the development and operation of dams for flood control and hydroelectric power for both nations. Participants from the U.S., Canada and Tribal Nations gathered at the Columbia River Basin 2014 Conference in … Continue reading Columbia River Basin Transboundary Conference 2014 ·

Offshore oil spills contaminate fresh water, too

The NWNL website has added a video trailer for “The Great Invisible”, a new documentary on Louisiana Coast damages caused by oil and gas extraction. NWNL research and our Lower Mississippi River Delta expedition in Sept 2014 have focused on this subject, and we highly recommend this documentary of personal stories that highlight the nexus … Continue reading Offshore oil spills contaminate fresh water, too