Watersheds are life-places. They outline and embrace distinct realms. They collect fluid intelligence from animate terrains.
Earlier this year when I learned about an innovative idea spearheaded by Audubon New Mexico to return some flow to the Rio Grande at its driest time of year, I felt a surge of hope for the river and the life it supports.
Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue.
Bob Marshall on the massive undertaking of reversing a century and a half of policies that have left the Mississippi River Delta region battered,and former Maine State Representative Seth Berry about his state’s coastal problems.
Louisiana’s coastline is shrinking at an alarming rate. Sea Change Radio welcomes Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Bob Marshall of the New Orleans-based The Lens for a 2 part discussion on Louisiana’s imperiled shores.
With water so tight in this part of the country, success depended on a remarkable degree of cooperation among an unlikely group of partners.
It is the first time in sixteen years that the Colorado River…will have reached its final, natural destination.
The Colorado River returns to the delta – in photos.
On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought I’d see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea.
In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed.
When it comes to land, building resilience in an ecosystem so it can withstand an intense shock often means rebuilding resilience.
Once written off as dying of thirst and beyond revival, the delta of the Colorado River is slated to get a rejuvenating flood that for scientists offers a unique opportunity: the chance to study how plants, trees, birds, fisheries, and the vast delta ecosystem as a whole respond to an experimental pulse of river water.