Video: 50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything | Short Film Showcase

Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger’s model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation.

How You Can Help Fix the Global Water Crisis

Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and former National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow, demystifies humanity’s obsession with water in her new book Replenish. When National Geographic caught up with her in New Mexico, she explained how people are coming up with innovative ways to conserve water before we run dry.

Adolescente Quiere Plantar 100 Mil Millones de Árboles

Autor: Laura Parker  | Publicado: 7 de marzo, 2017 | Traducido por Regeneración Internacional
Generalmente no se invita a los niños a hablar en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas. Pero ahí estaba Felix Finkbeiner, niño maravilla alemán con sus lentes de Harry Potter, sudadera gris y corte de casco – con una pregunta sombría sobre el cambio climático. “Sabemos que los adultos conocen los desafíos y las soluciones,” dijo. “No sabemos por qué hay tan poca acción.” Según Felix existen tres razones posibles para explicarlo. Una es la diferente perspectiva sobre el significado de la palabra “futuro”.

Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

Today, Finkbeiner is 19—and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations. The group has also pushed the planting goal upward to one trillion trees—150 for every person on the Earth.

Digging Deep Reveals the Intricate World of Roots

The bulk of a prairie grass plant, it turns out, exists out of sight, with anywhere from eight to fourteen feet of roots extending down into the earth. Why should we care? Besides being impressively large, these hidden root balls accomplish a lot—storing carbon, nourishing soil, increasing bioproductivity, and preventing erosion.

Water In Plain Sight

Author: Judith D. Schwartz | Published: December 7, 2016 
We often think of water as a “noun”, as something bounded by place. After researching and writing a book on water, however, I’ve come to regard water as a “verb”. Water is always in motion. It expands in volume or retrenches; it retains or releases energy. It changes state, moving from gas to liquid to solid and back again, in an ongoing dialogue with land and sun.