- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Thru talks and art journaling, Day 1 of this conference has imparted a sense of how more and more of the diverse stakeholders in this basin are learning to "think like a river" -- if the fish and other species don't recognize boundaries, neither should humans!
The Mississippi, Arkansas and White Rivers irrigate the flat, fertile lands of the Arkansas Delta, as do the many tributaries, bayous and irrigation ditches. Either muddy water or sandy, dry soil is underfoot – nothing in between. But it is the mix of the two that yields the state’s renowned crops of cotton, soy, corn, … Continue reading The Arkansas Delta
The world's largest deposits of "recoverable" coal are in the U.S. Will we always be exporting coal? - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
USACE is pulling out of its study of the coal terminal in Portland, Oregon since tribal fishing rights are stopping the process. This is great news, as the Columbia Riverkeeper notes, for the health of the anadromous fish populations as well as human communities in the Lower Columbia River Basin. But this news puts more … Continue reading Coal exports threaten human health, aquatic life and degrade natural resources
A place as extraordinary as the Okavango Delta certainly deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site - and finally it is! As #1000 on that list, it’s one of NWNL’s favorite natural landscapes and wetlands ecosystem. You can see why in the photos. It’s literally an oasis in an arid country with no … Continue reading Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!
"No resource on earth is more precious—or more endangered—than water." - Last Call at the Oasis "It's too late for pessimism." - Alison M. Jones Yesterday, Alison M. Jones (Director of No Water No Life and Conservation Photographer) was one of the panelists at Earth Day’s “Water Symposium” at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, … Continue reading Earth Day Symposium on Awareness of Water Usage