Water Issues Along Egypt’s Nile River

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the 8th blog in our series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses some of today’s most pressing water issues in the Nile River Basin. [NWNL expeditions have covered the Upper Nile, but due … Continue reading Water Issues Along Egypt’s Nile River

Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

By Judy Shaw, with Wil Hemker and John Blakeman for NWNL (Edited by NWNL Director, Alison Jones) Judy Shaw, professional planner and NWNL Advisor, and Wil Hemker, entrepreneurial chemist, are partnering with John Blakeman to promote prairie nutrient-retention strips as a proven way to protect Lake Erie's water. They are encouraging schools and farmers in … Continue reading Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

Floods: A Photo Essay

In honor of those devastated by the recent flooding all over the world, including Texas and Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and across Southeast Asia, NWNL takes a look at photos from our archives of flooding in our case study watersheds. Columbia River Basin In British Columbia, Columbia River flooding from melting … Continue reading Floods: A Photo Essay

USGS Studies Pharmaceuticals in our Streams

  Blog by Christina Belasco, Project Manager The USGS just released a study of 59 streams in the Southeastern United States ranging from Georgia to Virginia. Alarmingly, the study showed that every single one of these streams tested positive for pollution by pharmaceutical compounds. These compounds have a wide variety of negative impacts on the … Continue reading USGS Studies Pharmaceuticals in our Streams

We all live downstream

    Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.

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

Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

Exactly one year ago today, NWNL documented the clean up of the Nation's largest coal fly ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant, TN.  In 2008, over 1 billion gallons of coal ash slurry leaked into the Emory and Clinch Rivers, part of the Mississippi River basin. The recovery will continue into 2015. Did you know … Continue reading Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues