Mississippi River at New Orleans | Olivia Dorothy Last month, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a draft report that evaluates community and ecosystem needs along the Lower Mississippi River (the river south of the Ohio River confluence) and is soliciting comments from the public until June 1. Billed as the first step towards… Read more »
Today’s post is a guest blog by Julia Hart. Julia is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She has conducted aquatic research on the lakes of the Northwoods in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in ponds on the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska. She… Read more »
The Smith River in Montana provides an exceptional fishing opportunity that is treasured by Simms Fishing Products’ owner, K.C. Walsh. K.C. talks about a special trip that he took down the Smith, and why he’s against the proposed copper mine.
From every corner of the state, people came together to hammer out goals and ideals, prioritize needs and wants, and think deeply about how we move together towards a collaborative vision of water in Colorado.
Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the transboundary Kootenai River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today due to the threat that five open-pit coal mines along one of its major tributaries pose to water quality, native fish and wildlife, and world-class recreation. American Rivers and its partners are calling on the U.S. State Department… Read more »
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Gila River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, momentum is growing for smarter, cost-effective water management solutions for the Gila River, rather than a costly and destructive water diversion scheme. Unfortunately, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) continues to promote a large-scale… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Water and Power Subcommittee is holding a hearing today to discuss the future of one of the West’s most critical natural resources – the Colorado River. The hearing comes on the heels of recent deadly wildfires, a record-breaking heat wave and worsening drought conditions in the Southwest that have put… Read more »
Washington, DC – As floodwaters swelled the Mississippi River to historic levels and overwhelmed communities in 10 states, American Rivers gave a ‘special mention’ to the river today in its list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2011. American Rivers made the last minute addition to the list due to the unprecedented nature of the… Read more »
Washington, DC — The Upper Delaware River, the drinking water source for 17 million people across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is at risk from shale fracking for natural gas, a process that poisons groundwater and creates toxic pollution. This threat landed the Upper Delaware in the number one spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers:… Read more »
Seattle— Six months after American Rivers named the Snake River third on this list of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM for 2009, the river is more endangered than ever, thanks to a recent decision by the Obama administration to defend a 2008 Bush-era plan for managing dams and salmon. The Obama administration’s plan risks the future… Read more »