Summer 2019 – River Reading

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones I wonder why there are more summer reading lists than winter reading lists? With more daylight hours in the summer to be enjoying the outdoors, I tend to read less in the summer. But, there are lovely "reading rooms" in the riverside shade of … Continue reading Summer 2019 – River Reading

Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent

Using satellite imagery, NASA's Christina Milesi has been studying the impact of lawns on America's fresh water resources. Research indicates there's at least 3 times more surface area of lawns in the U.S. than irrigated corn, making it the largest irrigated crop. How do lawns hurt the environment? • fertilizers run off into drains, contaminating drinking … Continue reading Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent

NWNL Pointers on Stayin’ COOL

Sparked by a blog by John Cronin, Hudson Riverkeeper (1983-2000), Founding Director/CEO of Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, and now Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs at pace Academy. As John Cronin wrote: “According to Stan Cox, author of the 2010 book “Losing Our Cool,” air conditioning in the US has a global-warming impact equivalent … Continue reading NWNL Pointers on Stayin’ COOL