Glaciers – Butterflies – Change

All photos © Alison M. Jones Rivers are like sentences. They run on. There is an order, but it can be re-arranged.  They are often punctuated by geologic elements and activity. However gingerly an island arc docks against a continent, it is not a gentle process. Rocks fold, melt and metamorphose. Mountains rise. A new…

World Conservation Day 2017

In honor of World Conservation Day, NWNL wants to share some of it's favorite photographs from over the years of each of our case-study watersheds. Trout Lake in the Columbia River Basin Aerial view of the largest tributary of the Lower Omo River Canoeing on the Mississippi River Fisherman with his canoe on the shore…

Chasing Environmental Change

By Joannah Otis, for No Water No Life Joannah is a Georgetown University sophomore studying Environmental Studies, Art History and Psychology. A member of the university’s Environmental Club, she enjoys spending her free time in N.J.'s Raritan River Basin, a NWNL case study watershed.  Joannah is a NWNL Researcher for Fall 2017.  Below is Part II of…

On “The Rim of Fire”

Essay and Photos by NWNL Director Alison M. Jones.  FIVE NWNL EXPEDITIONS have focused on CA’s recent multi-year drought, ended by winter 2017’s heavy snows and rains.  I returned last week to report on any impacts from that drought - only to find drought is back already! Flying into Central California, I was stunned to…

Drought: A Photo Essay

From 2014 until the beginning of 2017  California suffered through a major drought. It was a hot topic in the news, and NWNL conducted five Spotlight Expeditions to document and bring attention to that drought and its significance.  But what exactly is a drought? What causes droughts?  What are the effects of droughts? What does…