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Fatter Salamanders?

Southern Trout Blog Chattanooga, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – If thinking about the dangers of climate change has you missing sleep at night, consider the literal hot water that sensitive aquatic species may find themselves in if global temperatures continue to rise. When placed in artificially warmed water, some salamanders respond to the additional stress […]

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Environmental Education Research Bulletin

North American Association for Environmental Education We’re excited to announce the release of the latest Environmental Education Research Bulletin, which is a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NAAEE, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The research bulletins synthesize and summarize recently reported research from journals focused on issues pertaining to environmental educators. The bulletins include articles […]

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Hydrilla: A Rapidly Spreading Aquatic Weed in North Carolina

NC Cooperative Extension Resources Intoduction Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a submersed aquatic plant that forms nearly impenetrable mats of stems and leaves at the surface of the water. Originally called Florida elodea, this plant causes many problems in ponds, lakes, and rivers. Hydrilla: • crowds out beneficial native vegetation, • blocks irrigation and drainage canals, […]

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War brewing over Hendersonville water system

News 13 WLOS – Frank Kracher HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Shades of Asheville’s water war are unfolding in another mountain city. Hendersonville said Henderson County is about to reveal a proposal to change who controls the city’s water and sewer system. County officials said details of the plan would not be released until county’s regular meeting […]

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Weird Green Ice Floats in Antarctic Harbor

The Huffington Post by Lee Spiegel Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, NASA has released images of a region in Antarctica called Granite Harbor ― a cove near the Ross Sea. (See main image above.) These pictures ― taken by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite on March 5 ― offer […]

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City of Asheville partners with NC Wildlife Resource Commission on new river access

COAblog A new river access point is being built on the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District — a boat ramp on Riverside Drive just south of the Smith (Craven Street) Bridge. The City of Asheville partnered with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to make this project happen. While the ramp and dock […]

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In situ remediation could revitalize hazardous waste sites

Mountain Xpress / Max Hunt Hazardous waste sites are not exactly an endangered species: In Buncombe County alone, there are about 30 of them, relics of former manufacturing operations or other businesses that left behind toxic residues. Some of those companies were established before the 1970s, when pioneering environmental laws began regulating industrial pollution. Others […]

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Answer Man: RiverLink park still a go?

John Boyle, Asheville Citizen Times Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: At Carrier Park and Amboy River Park, there’s a section of the park to be named for Karen Cragnolin, the former executive director of RiverLink. It was a section where there was a bunch of concrete piled up, […]

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What global climate change could mean for leaf litter in streams and rivers

Unews, University of Utah Carbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown. But a new study led by University of Utah researcher Jennifer J. Follstad Shah, in collaboration with a team of 15 scientists in the U.S. and Europe, […]

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French Broad RiverCamp Counselor – Apply Now

Know someone who wants to share their summer with future watershed stewards? We have summer jobs available! Visit riverlink.org/fbrcamp-counselor for more info and application instructions.  

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Apr
12
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
Apr
20
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Apr 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
If you ever wondered about the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay development project – this is your opportunity to see and hear about the plans for the future. Available Seats: There is space for 12 participants on[...]
May
10
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]

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