Water Use: The Ogallala Aquifer

A NextGen Blog by Marianne Swan, State University of New York College at Oneonta. All Photos © Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; … Continue reading Water Use: The Ogallala Aquifer

Water Poverty in America

A NWNL NextGen Blog by Ruby O’Connor, University College Dublin. All Photos © Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; and invites student proposals to write on watershed … Continue reading Water Poverty in America

The Use of Photography in the American Conservation Movement

A NWNL NextGen Blog by Johanna Mitra, Stony Brook University. Photos © Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; and invites student proposals to write on watershed values, … Continue reading The Use of Photography in the American Conservation Movement

A Tale of Two Rivers – Part Two

Written by Judy Auer ShawPhotos © Alison M. Jones Dr. Shaw became a NWNL Advisor after our first interview conducted at Rutgers’ 1st Sustainable Raritan River Initiative in 2009:  Creating a Watershed Web. Her books on NJ’s Raritan River and Ohio’s Cuyahoga describe two rivers that have survived a legacy of abuse thanks to good stewardship. Thus, NWNL … Continue reading A Tale of Two Rivers – Part Two

A Tale of Two Rivers – Part One

Written by Judy Auer ShawPhotos © Alison M. JonesAll aerial photos are courtesy of LightHawk.org Dr. Shaw became a NWNL Advisor shortly after our first interview: Creating a Watershed Web, conducted at Rutgers’ 1st Sustainable Raritan River Initiative in 2009. Her books on NJ’s Raritan River and Ohio’s Cuyahoga have intrigued NWNL as both rivers have survived a … Continue reading A Tale of Two Rivers – Part One

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