Dr. Anamarija Frankic: Healthy Oysters for Healthy Oceans and Climate

Globally, oyster habitats are the most degraded habitats among coastal systems, with the loss of 99% in the last 150 years. These 350 million years old keystone species and their habitats are at the brink of total collapse from industrial harvesting and pollution of coastal areas. Today scientists understand the ecological value of oyster habitats…

Biomimicry Restoration: Healthy Oysters for Healthy Coasts, Oceans and Climate

Dr. Anamarija Frankić, Marine Biologist and founder of multiple restoration organizations and initiatives, shared her expertise on oyster habitat restoration, discussing why this keystone species plays such a critically important role in climate resiliency and exploring the lessons of biomimicry in this installment of our Life Saves the Planet lecture series. Watch the video.

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! Workshop

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ This workshop follows Jan’s talk: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can All Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves and Severe Storms Jan Lambert: environmental writer and editor of The Valley Green Journal Presented at Blessed Unrest…

Jan Lambert: Soak Up the Rain! What We Can Do to Reduce Drought, Floods, Heat Waves & Severe Storms

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Did you ever stop to think about what happens with all the water that goes down the storm drains in your town or city every time it rains? Jan Lambert, even though a lifelong nature advocate, never gave…

Low-tech stream repair for drought resilience: western USA

As the hydrological benefits that beaver dams bring to streams and surrounding landscapes becomes better known, ranchers, wildlife managers and researchers are increasingly working together to repair streams by building Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs). This method is attractive to ranchers searching for ways to manage drought and to irrigate their pastures reliably. In the spring,…

John Reinhardt: Reviving a River

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ John Reinhardt: President Mystic River Watershed Association Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #river #restoration #reviving

Anamarija Frankic: Oyster Beds and Living Shorelines

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Anamarija Frankic: UMass Boston Green Harbors Project Presented at Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change conference at Harvard University on March 31, 2018 #oysters #oysterbeds #livingshorelines

Water

With the rise of civilizations, humans began having significant impacts on bodies of water and the water cycle.  The early “hydraulic civilizations” appeared along major rivers (Nile, Tigris-Euphrates, Indus, Yellow River and others), changed watercourses and built canals for agriculture and transportation.  As populations and cities expanded, demand for food led to soil depletion while…

Maude Barlow, Rajendra Singh, Precious Phiri: Activist Panel- Empowering Water Restoration

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Moderated by Adam Sacks, our three panelists speak of success in mobilizing people to work for water restoration in widely varied settings. Maude Barlow speaks on how water supply and water rights are at the heart of many…

Candace Ducheneaux: Protecting and Restoring Water Resources on Tribal Lands in South Dakota

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Grandmother and long-time activist Candace Duchenaux is dedicated to preserving the Lakota way of life and the environmental integrity of our sacred mother earth. She has been at the frontlines in many battles for justice for the Lakota…