Mapping #water stressors is an effective way to coordinate targeted restoration efforts and illustrate key threats. By comparing the distribution of locations that offer valuable ecosystem services -- like recreational opportunities for people and habitat for wildlife -- with areas at high risk, conservationists can make a compelling argument for restoring these critical places. #GreatLakes#GLEAM
Dr. John Lenters: “Lake Superior’s rapid warming is like a canary in the coal mine... We’re seeing changes in ice cover, water temperature, and evaporation that indicate major shifts are underway on the world’s largest lake.”
On November 20, 2012, delegations from the United States and Mexico met in San Diego, California to sign a historic binational agreement that will help shape the future of the Colorado River. Minute 3...
Happy holidays everyone, and thank you for all you do to protect our #WaterPlanet. Want to get more involved? Check out a local water organization in your area to see how you can help, and continue to reach out to others in your community to bring them into the conversation. We can make 2013 a #watershed year.
#Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. A #mother and baby will use calls to communicate, just like humans.They also form tight bonds with each other, seeming to grieve for lost family members.
Those emotional bonds are too often ripped apart. Seismic testing for oil drilling can send noise blasts hundreds of miles, every 10 seconds for weeks, which harm dolphins and drown out their voices.
If you want to help, please support Oceana's campaign to protect dolphins in the #Atlantic. I have joined them as Senior Adviser and feel strongly that they are one of the best organizations you can support!
The "global water crisis" is about more than just water shortage. There are many interconnected dimensions--changing climatic conditions, shifting seasonal cycles... Too much or too little #water at the wrong place and/or the wrong time--that make this crisis truly global in scale and relevant for every country, rich or poor.
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I keep a brackish water aquarium and a reef tank. The brackish (estuary / river delta) tank is amazing with the diversity of creatures I can house. Plus the mangroves do a great job with water purification. It amazes me how many delta / estuaries were destroyed by coastal development. Consider the ramification to the oceans as a result of the loss of their filtration system. At one time (before the 1700's) explorers reported being able to see 40 feet or more in the crystal clear waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Now you are lucky to see a foot in front of you when diving there. The MD "Save the Bay" money seems to have been spent in questionable ways. Plus with pollution exemptions for big agribusiness getting pollution exemptions for political contributions (big surprise ) things won't improve anytime soon.
Alexandra builds upon more than 60 years of global name recognition to engage people who expect to hear credible environmental information from the third generation of this pioneering family of explorers.
Alexandra Cousteau is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate of water issues.
Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather
Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. She has
mastered the remarkable storytelling tradition handed down to her and
has the unique ability to inspire audiences on the often the weighty
issues of policy, politics and action. Alexandra is dedicated to advocating the importance of conservation and
sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet.
Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to
protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human
communities that rely on freshwater resources.