A NextGen Blog by Samantha Singh, Ryerson University This is the last post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG posted student essays; sponsored a forum for our student contributors; and invited upper-level students to propose work focused on watershed values, threats and solutions. Samantha Singh … Continue reading Climate Change in Small Island Developing Countries
From 2014 until the beginning of 2017 California suffered through a major drought. It was a hot topic in the news, and NWNL conducted five Spotlight Expeditions to document and bring attention to that drought and its significance. But what exactly is a drought? What causes droughts? What are the effects of droughts? What does … Continue reading Drought: A Photo Essay
By Alison Jones, NWNL Executive Director Fish ladder in a Columbia River Dam. Alison Jones/NWNL Mitigation against impacts on salmon populations by the Columbia/Snake River dams has been deemed insufficient. Thus, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) has asked the US Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA and the Bureau of Reclamation to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for breaching, bypassing, … Continue reading Let Salmon Migrate Up the Snake River Again
By Meredith Comi, Restoration Program Director of the NY/NJ Baykeeper A "living wall" of oysters in the South Atlantic. Photo: Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life After Hurricane Sandy, it was clear that coastal resiliency had become an immediate priority. Thus, Baykeeper began an innovative project to determine if a “Living Shoreline” of oysters could stabilize … Continue reading “Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay
By Christina Belasco, NWNL Project Manager Stanislaus National Forest at the Yosemite N.P. entryway. Trees are dying by the thousands here due to the nexus of drought, high temperatures, fires, and pine bark beetle infestation. When Americans hear the word "drought" these days, they may instantly envision a scene of a heat-scorched, fire-ridden California. Of course … Continue reading Global Drought Threats – New Jersey Up Next?
A wetland is a habitat where land is covered by water – salt, fresh, or a mixture of both. A wetland is a distinct ecosystem. Marshes, bogs, ponds and deltas are all examples of wetlands. No Water No Life is focusing our social media this week on the importance of wetlands, threats they face, and possible … Continue reading 10 Facts on Wetlands Values!
Native American tribes and others from all over the country have joined the Standing Rock Sioux to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline [DAPL]. The proposed pipeline would cross 4 states carrying natural gas extracted via horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing [aka fracking] from North Dakota Bakken Oil Fields to Illinois. The complaints … Continue reading Dakota Pipeline – A Cautionary Tale
By Alison Jones, No Water No Life Director NWNL sends our sympathies to those suffering from Hermine’s winds and rains. As this hurricane slashes its way north, we hope for the least amount of flood damage possible. As 2012’s Superstorm Sandy and August’s Louisiana Floods showed, we have created a bad scenario along our waterways. … Continue reading A Blind Eye to Flooding – No More Excuses
By Alison M. Jones No Water No Life's thoughts are with all who’ve lost so much in Louisiana, particularly in eastern Baton Rouge. In our 5 watershed expeditions in the Lower Mississippi River Basin, we have learned much about flooding. This essay analyzes the history, causes and devastating effects of high-water events in Louisiana, and all … Continue reading A Nameless Louisiana Flood: Tragedy and Case Study
By Christina Belasco, NWNL Project Manager Today we celebrate and advocate on behalf of the iconic and magnificent elephant. As a keystone species and overall flagship symbol of conservation, the value of these creatures cannot be understated. Elephants are extremely intelligent, loving, and are an irreplaceable part of our natural world and landscape, which is why we must … Continue reading Happy World Elephant Day!