Dealing with California’s 4-year drought

“The End of California?” is the headline of Timothy Egan’s New York Times op ed piece for May 3. “California,” he says, “from this drought onward, will be a state transformed.… The Golden State may recover, but it won’t be the same place.” As dire as that sounds, an aggressive statewide effort – to use…

Even invasive species can be beautiful

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the world's worst aquatic weeds. It is characterized by rapid growth rate, extensive reproductive output and broad environmental resistance. It creates dense mats of vegetation that restrict oxygen in water, causing deterioration in water quality, fish mortality and declining biodiversity. A healthy acre of the plant can weigh…

Shrimpin’ in Louisiana – a waning tradition?

Shrimp boats are a common sight, but shrimpers and oystermen in the Mississippi River Delta are struggling with decreased fisheries due to oil spills, and changes in water salinity and temperatures. Related reading: Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill  

Our 20th Expedition!

Please Help Fund the NWNL Lower Mississippi River Expedition September 2 - 30, 2014 Expedition Route NWNL will visit the Lower Mississippi River Basin including: New Orleans, The Delta, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Memphis and small river towns en route. Expedition Focus • Urban and Rural Resiliency to Climate Change. • Coastal Erosion and…

Preserving the beautiful Snake River!

NWNL Expedition Photographers are zigzagging with the Snake River, focusing on infrastructure, watershed management, agriculture, biodiversity and impacts of climate and pollution on river health.