It’s All in the Flow: Water Quality Starts with Water Quantity.
by Wendy Pabich
What’s a river without water? Water is to a river like blood is to our veins. Water transports sustenance — nutrients, energy and oxygen — and flushes out toxins. Sufficient flow keeps water temperatures [...]
Icebergs litter the outwash plain after glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) shatters nose of Colonia Glacer. Photo by Wendy Pabich.
In a surprising twist, Chilean company Colbun SA last week recommended suspension of the environmental impact assessment of 1,400 miles of transmission lines that would serve the HidroAysen project—five proposed mega-hydrodams [...]
Inside the Well is a series of conversations with scientists, artists, activists, writers and others who have made the study of water their life’s work. These fabulous water women and men bring remarkable insights about the mysteries of water, our relationship to it, and what is necessary to heal the planet. By fusing art [...]
Protest in Coyhaique, Chile. (Photo by Jorge Paredes)
Nancy Glick of the financial blog, F3, wrote a great response to my posting Patagonia Sin Represas. She points out that the world has seen a marked decoupling between the rate of GDP growth and energy use in OECD countries, and that this trend [...]
Yesterday was a tough day for those fighting to keep five mega hydro-dams out of remote, iconic and stunningly beautiful Patagonia. The proposed HidroAysen project would generate, on average, 18,430 GWh of power, equivalent to 30% of power currently installed on Chile’s central grid, and require [...]