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Varanasi -- A Spiritual Experience In The City Of Light

Vyjay Rao | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Age has taken its toll on my father, and he is a shadow of his former self, especially after the demise of my mom. I have been thinking of ways and me...

Evocative, Emotive, Inspirational: Q&A with Richard Bangs, the Father of Modern Adventure Travel

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Pam Stucky

Ages ago, when I first got cable TV, I got it for one reason: the Travel channel.

Have We Passed the Era of Peak Dam?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The breakthrough of wind and solar power helps to keep rivers like the Nu/Salween free-flowing (Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor) Wind and solar...

Have We Passed the Era of Peak Dam?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The breakthrough of wind and solar power helps to keep rivers like the Nu/Salween free-flowing (Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor) Wind and solar...

Lessons on Fish Migration Crucial for Protecting Communities, Livelihoods and Food

Giulio Boccaletti | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Giulio Boccaletti

One day in 2014 a female eel set off from Nova Scotia on a long and hazardous journey to her spawning grounds. This was no ordinary eel.

Kauai Island, Hawaii

David Code | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Code

My greatest moment of trepidation was when I strapped on my tank and flippers, placed the air regulator in my mouth, and stepped off the edge of the b...

Funders Exit Agua Zarca Dam, But Struggle Continues

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Last week, Honduran police arrested several officers employed by the Agua Zarca Dam builder DESA and the country's armed forces as suspects in the mur...

New beginnings during this new moon, along the river banks in New Zealand!

Candace Loy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Candace Loy

Beautiful, tiny (about 1mm) opalescent whitebait eggs cosy up in amongst fibrous mats, which keep them safe and hydrated. Whitebait consists ...

In the Crosshairs of Development

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

When we learned that Berta Cáceres, a leader of the indigenous Lenca people, was murdered in Honduras, we were shocked but not surprised. A violent death is the all-too-frequent fate of indigenous activists who defend their rivers and lands against dams, logging and other forms of destructive development.

Setting the World Bank President Straight On Large Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On April 6, World Bank President Jim Kim addressed the Union Theological Seminary in New York on "The Principle of Mercy." During his presentation, Jim Kim mused extensively about his philosophical upbringing and his path from a public health activist to the head of a global financial institution.

1,000 percent improvements for the planet

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Earth Day is not a day to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It's an opportunity to recognize what needs to change to secure a better futur...

The LA River as Community Infrastructure

Michael Seo | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Michael Seo

US infrastructure is in a desperate state. The Senate Budget Committee references a 2013 study , "Report Card for America's Infrastructure American So...

The True Value of Healthy Oceans and Waterways

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Wallace J Nichols

An open letter to world, national, political, business, union, religious, media, educational, environmental, peace, NGO and philanthropic leaders It'...

European Funders Suspend Support for Agua Zarca Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The construction site of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras (COPINH) On March 15, Nelson Garcia, an activist of COPINH, the Honduran organization Berta C...

Agua Zarca: A Stain on the Dutch and Finnish Human Rights Record

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Six indigenous people were killed in the Dutch-funded Santa Rita Dam in Guatemala (CODECO) "Respect for human rights," the Finnish government says, i...

Nalubale Rafting - Down the River Nile

Stephen Harris | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Stephen Harris

If you are heading to Africa, have I got a plan for you! (Kampala, Uganda.) My telephone rang at 05:51.  It was my Ronald from Nalubale Rafting.  ...

Caught in the Undertow

Kelley McAuliffe | Posted 03.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kelley McAuliffe

Photo by Robert Couse - Baker I grew up near two rivers: the Sacramento and American River. Each year there was always someone who misjudged the pl...

Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.04.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

We don't know who fired the bullet that killed Berta Cáceres. But we need to call out the actors who share a moral responsibility for the murder of our friend and partner.

Montana Breathing Room

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Steve Chapple

CAPTION Montana's mountains and fall foliage create a dramatic backdrop for a lone fisherman in a creek in Paradise Valley, north of Yellowstone Park....

River Romance Rhapsody

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

No wonder Audrey and Gregory had their first kiss after a bath in the river. As we all know, rivers free us from inhibitions and make us feel like children again. Rivers are simple and yet mysterious. Like true love, they flow eternally but are ever changing.

Has the Post-Dam Future Started?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams.

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Scientists Question Dam Building in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

Nature Crucial to Combatting Impact of Climate Change on Water

Lynn Scarlett | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Lynn Scarlett

We are experiencing climate change through water, but we have answers at hand. Working with nature can reduce floods just as it can reduce droughts. Experience shows that we can work with nature on a scale which will protect water resources and habitats for generations to come.