Watershed Education for ALL!

 IMAGINE… you can help NWNL encourage grassroots awareness and action. Water issues are people issues.  NWNL HAS REACHED OVER A MILLION PEOPLE with its documentation of watershed threats and solutions. NWNL social media attention is exploding: over 25,000 people viewed one NWNL image last week. Generous grants, gifts and in-kind donations totaling $900,000 have supported … Continue reading Watershed Education for ALL!

The Value of Water in a dry land – Photos from the Omo River Basin

            - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

NWNL at the Columbia River Basin 2014 Transboundary Conference

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!

Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director 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 reading Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

Beautiful new book on the Raritan River

http://youtu.be/yXPP8tqP-xU No Water No Life applauds Dr. Judy Auer Shaw on the publication of her new book, "The Raritan River: Our Landscape, Our Legacy."  For 8 years, NWNL has observed the power of Judy's outreach upstream and downstream along the Raritan.  Her personal passion for this river and local stewardship has brought together residents, scientists, … Continue reading Beautiful new book on the Raritan River

Brain-eating amoeba in Louisiana’s water

Naegleria fowleri  (also known as the "brain-eating amoeba") is a free-living, thermophilic excavate form of protist typically found in warm bodies of fresh water, such as ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and in poorly chlorinated, or unchlorinated swimming pools.... N. fowleri can … Continue reading Brain-eating amoeba in Louisiana’s water

America’s energy leftovers makes its mark

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

Coal exports threaten human health, aquatic life and degrade natural resources

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

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

The Value of Water

Missouri: water plants growing below surface of Big Stream (Ozarks). By means of water, we give life to everything.  -Koran 21:30