Agua es Vida

By Connie Bransilver for NWNL (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) Photographs by Connie Bransilver Connie is a Founding Senior Fellow at International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP, NWNL's Fiscal Sponsor). She  recently returned to her native New Mexico from Naples, FL. Connie has been a professional nature photographer for 26 years, working in all … Continue reading Agua es Vida

On “The Rim of Fire”

Essay and Photos by NWNL Director Alison M. Jones.  FIVE NWNL EXPEDITIONS have focused on CA’s recent multi-year drought, ended by winter 2017’s heavy snows and rains.  I returned last week to report on any impacts from that drought - only to find drought is back already! Flying into Central California, I was stunned to … Continue reading On “The Rim of Fire”

Show Them the River

Essay and Photos by Josephine Purdy NWNL Editor’s Note: Oh, to be a college student spending a summer in watershed conservation! We are publishing this commentary so this student’s clear-eyed vision and sense of purpose can inspire other students to leave IPhones behind in order to splash across streams and learn the joys of conservation … Continue reading Show Them the River

Glaciers: A Photo Essay

Edit (9/27/17): Since publishing this blog, the Washington Post reported the calving (or splitting) of a key Antarctic glacier, the Pine Island Glacier.  The article states, "the single glacier alone contains 1.7 feet of potential global sea level rise and is thought to be in a process of unstable, ongoing retreat."  To learn more about how … Continue reading Glaciers: A Photo Essay

LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

NY/NJ Baykeeper is a strong voice fighting an LNG terminal (see definition below) that would threaten the biodiversity and water quality of the Hudson and Raritan River Estuary, one of the largest ports in the world. LNG usage, which furthers greenhouse gas emissions, is also a concern. WHAT is Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)? Liquefied Natural … Continue reading LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

Summer Saturday on the Hudson

Following Rivers with Alison M. Jones Artist Talk on Saturday 7/11 from 6-7:30pm Join me as I share the inspiration and creative process behind photographs taken while on expedition in Africa and North America for No Water No Life ®. Following Rivers, curated by Jasmine Graf, is a compelling collection of giclee photographs grouped together … Continue reading Summer Saturday on the Hudson

Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays

NWNL focuses on solutions to watershed degradation as much as it does on watershed threats. This spring, NWNL guest writer Carly Shields is investigating an exciting innovative approach to reducing pollution and stabilizing shorelines in the New Jersey-New York Raritan and Hudson Bays. Her first report begins: “Oysters are more than something you're served at … Continue reading Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays