Water Links Us

By 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…

Orchestra climbs Farnham Glacier in the Kootenays to play “Requiem For A Glacier” to raise awareness of glacial melt

This weekend over 50 musicians performed in the snow for a glacier. "Requiem for a Glacier" composed by Paul Walde is a 4 movement oratorio. Walde collaborated with arts curator, Kiara Lynch, who recruited and rehearsed volunteers for the project. Approximately 40 choir singers, 50 musicians, a group of sound technicians, mountain guides, a film/video…

NWNL highlights

• NWNL featured on the Live Green Be Green Blog! Read the article. • SEJ member and Environmental Journalist, Allie Wilkinson, reviews Blue Beyond Borders – A Sandy Benefit in which Alison M. Jones and other panelists examine water issues and climate change to raise over $4,500! • Check out pics from recent expeditions to…

White Nile River Basin Expedition – Entebbe 3/26

I arrive today in Entebbe to begin documenting Uganda’s White Nile River Basin. I plan to spend the afternoon in Jinga, the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria. The more westerly Albert Nile forms at a higher elevation from early trickles in the Rwenzori Mountains, known as the Mountains of the Moon. These mountains are rapidly losing their glaciers due to climate change which will likely produce a reduced flow to the Nile in upcoming years.