Archive for May, 2011

Northeast Energy Program is Good for the Garden State

Written by Barbara Brummer on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room


Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie indicated that he would like to suspend New Jersey’s participation in of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the successful Northeastern regional program to reduce carbon pollution. This would be an unfortunate course of action, and we hope that New Jersey’s leaders find a way to keep RGGI alive in the Garden State.

Two Rivers

Written by Robert Bendick on . Posted in Learn


It is an odd contrast: the U.S. and Colombia are both coping with record floods, but only the developing country is readily accepting science-based risk analysis in its planning for future flood events.

Facing the Floods, Finding Resiliency

Written by Keith Ouchley on . Posted in Learn

Babcock Ranch

With extreme floods currently threatening communities along the Mississippi, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana’s executive director Dr. Keith Ouchley is forced to think about the events in Louisiana of only the past several years – epic hurricanes, an oil spill of historic proportions, and now a raging flood on the nation’s largest river of which the likes hadn’t been seen in nearly 100 years.

What’s a Paramo and How Does it Provide Water to Millions of People?

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

what looks like a desert but is really full of water? The answer is: a Paramo – a high-altitude grassland ecosystem found mostly in the Andean mountains that looks like a desert but has enough water stored beneath the surface to supply 20 million Colombian’s with their water – including in the major cities of Bogota, Medellin and Cali.

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