Buzz Numbers

By NWNL Director, Alison Jones As NWNL plans its website redo (to launch this fall), we envision “Buzz Numbers” on the home page.  What?  Well, “Buzz Numbers,” are our Project Manager Sarah’s take-off on “buzz words.”  Just another great tool to quickly project complex concepts.  So, while in that mode, here’s a NWNL BLOG with…

Knowing the facts will help us SAVE ELEPHANTS

Ironically, just after our blog yesterday, about the remarkable qualities of elephants, more sad statistics were featured in today's NY Times, p. A9. Study Details Elephant Deaths Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa from 2010 to 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an…

National Climate Assessment is required reading for all

Today's New York Times front page - U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods NWNL has witnessed the effects of climate change over 8 years of expeditions to document watersheds in North America and Africa. From wading through flooded towns, running from hurricanes, interviewing farmers tackling long-term drought, trekking with pastoralists…

The Water and Energy Connection

One 60-watt incandescent bulb on 12 hours a day may use 6,300,000 gallons of water per year. If 300 million Americans turned off a light, we’d save 1.9 trillion gallons of water. --Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable

cultivating the “scablands”