Water

The author canoes in a river in Georgia.

Canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. (Photo courtesy Clint Hawkins)

University of Georgia
Escape into the wondrous Okefenokee Swamp. Alligators, cypress trees, egrets, oh my!
A painting of a walkway weaving through a cactus garden.

(Linnaea Mallette/publicdomainpictures.net)

The George Washington University
California residents have been altering their habits and daily lives due to the state's over 20-year drought conditions. These practices can be an example to others as climate change worsens. 
The view from green-blue waters of a mountain in the distance between two rocky landmasses in the midground.

(Jennifer Vilcarino/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Climate change doesn't just exist in data but before our eyes. Lindblad Expeditions naturalist Tim Martin explains that the rust-colored trimlines imprinted on Alaskan mountains paint a clear picture of glacial recession.
Man stands in water holding a bushel of oysters in a net.

Michael Doall holds a bag of oysters in Shinnecock Bay, Long Island in the fall of 2021. He was part of an oyster reef monitoring project that also involved setting up a predator exclusion experiment to evaluate the effects of predation on hard clam restoration efforts. (Courtesy of Michael Doall)

Georgetown University
Through regenerative aquaculture, Michael Doall is using the ecosystem services of oysters and kelp to clean up our oceans and our plates.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
In this video essay, Planet Forward Correspondent Kaitlyn Copland reflects on her coastal upbringing and connects it to the importance of ocean conservation and education.
Columbia University
This illustrated children's book explains how drought happens and what individuals (even kids!) can do to conserve water.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
According to N-Drip’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Seth Siegel, their technology brings a new irrigation system that could help save 50% of the water used in Arizona’s agriculture.
Water cascading over a rock waterfall.

Cascades at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (Jeff DeWitt/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license).

Northwestern University
An EPA federal advisory committee met last week to discuss PFAS research and the EPA's new PFAS strategic plan. Delaney Nelson reports for Medill.

A giant mural featuring the climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Bristol, England, created by local street artist Jody in 2019. As of July 2021 the mural was painted over and is no longer visible. (Duncan Cumming/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
It’s the sixth day of COP26, and today the conference is focusing on youth empowerment, and water, oceans and coastal zones.
A woman in neutral clothing, a backpack and a baseball cap stands in a green field and looks across frame.

Jen Jenkins surveys the terrain of Sundrop Prairie (Sarah Anderson/MEDILL).

Medill News Service, Northwestern University
Colleen O’Brien and Jen Jenkins are exploring whether a cluster of five grassland regions that form a rare natural oasis just south of Chicago could be dedicated as a space for stormwater collection to help mitigate flooding in the region.

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