Will there be enough water when the cranes return?

Will there be enough water for these Greater Sandhill Cranes when they return to the San Francisco Bay Delta this fall? With the state’s snowpack down to 5% of average, the lowest ever recorded, Governor Brown has mandated a 25% water use reduction. This is the first time an involuntary water reduction mandate has been … Continue reading Will there be enough water when the cranes return?

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

We’re all connected downstream

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources: Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers - It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s … Continue reading We’re all connected downstream

Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

THE WHITE NILE RIVER BASIN: One third of Africa’s populations reside in and depend on the natural resources of the Nile River Basin. The White Nile (2300 miles, 3700 km.) is punctuated by Lakes Victoria, Albert, Edward and Kyoga. Climate change, population growth, pollution and infrastructure are currently threatening the natural resources and balance of … Continue reading Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

Columbia River is one of the most hydro-dammed rivers in the world

The Columbia is one of the most hydro-dammed river basins in the world with some dams now over 70 years old. These dams change downstream water flows, and stop fish migrations. They are also buckling under decades of accumulated polluted sediment. The pressure is on for decommissioning many of these older dams, and 2 large … Continue reading Columbia River is one of the most hydro-dammed rivers in the world

A glimpse of life in the Omo River Basin

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE FUN!

http://www.youtu.be/4_cE3mKIFbI THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO RIVER NO WATER NO LIFE EXPEDITION HAS JUST ENDED! How many miles did Alison’s ’88 BMW (a.k.a. Black Beauty) travel within the Tennessee and Ohio River Basins during No Water No Life's 5 week documentation of the values and vulnerability of fresh water resources in WV, VA, NC, TN, AL, … Continue reading LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE FUN!