Our Great Migrators

*NWNL thoughts prior to World Fish Migration Day-5/24.* Many are unaware of the exquisite sarabande of life personified by our migratory species: anadromous fish, birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies and others. Most migratory species are threatened in one form or another during their annual passages by manmade impediments. Today, on expedition along the Snake River, NWNL…

Africa’s desert “fairy rings” become a story of water and life

New research explains that sand termites (Psammotermes allocerus) are the engineers of fairy circles which stipple deserts thru Angola, Namibia into South Africa. These circles can grow to up to 40 feet across. For years, the origins of these circular, barren areas have baffled scientists and visiting tourists. The local Himba tribal people believe that they…

Your T-shirt and water consumption

Did you know that the total usable freshwater supply for ecosystems and humans is less than 1 percent of all freshwater resources? How the world uses freshwater: • about 70 percent for irrigation • about 22 percent for industry • about 8 percent for domestic use Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) Did you know…