Moseley swam 47.5 miles continuously from Moab to the confluence with Green River in 13:56:20 to raise awareness for American Rivers.
The St. Louis River is threatened by potential contamination from sulfide-ore mining. A local resident discusses the need to look into the past and learn important lessons in order to save the St. Louis River today.
Birmingham, Ala. —Pollution caused by coal mining near the Black Warrior River has landed the river on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. The Black Warrior River and its tributaries are a major drinking water source for Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman and Tuscaloosa. The… Read more »
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Rogue River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, the river is more endangered than ever, thanks to a new Bureau of Land Management plan that includes clearcut logging along key Rogue tributaries, and the failure of Congress to pass critical Wild and Scenic… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC — The Colorado River basin presents the greatest water management challenges of any river basin in the nation, with ever-expanding demands for multiple water uses, water demand exceeding supply, valued but fragile ecosystems, and support for nearly every type of water-relevant interest. The importance of instream flows – the amount of water flowing… Read more »
Washington, DC – With floodwaters swelling the Mississippi River to historic levels and rivers nationwide at risk from gas drilling, sewage pollution, and other threats, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. For the second year in a row, the most endangered river in the United States is a victim… Read more »
Washington, DC — Mountaintop removal coal mining could spell the end to the clean water, fish and wildlife and world-famous recreation on the Gauley River, unless decision makers take immediate action. This threat landed the Gauley in the number three spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2010 edition, produced by American Rivers. “Unless the EPA… Read more »
Atlanta — In a positive move for the Flint River, named the second Most Endangered River in the nation by American Rivers in April because of the threat of new dams, the National Fish Habitat Action Plan today designated the Flint as one of ten “Waters to Watch”. The designation could bring funding for key… Read more »
Summer is a great time for river adventures. Floating down a Wild and Scenic River in areas where few people ever go is a thrilling endeavor. In 2010, we listed the Wild and Scenic Chetco River in Oregon as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. One of our partners on the Chetco listing, wild rivers enthusiast Ann Vileisis,… Read more »
It has been an exciting couple of weeks since the release of our 2011 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™! Things seem to be looking up for the Chicago and Roanoke Rivers. While both rivers still have a ways to go, I wanted to share with you the recent developments. Chicago River The week prior… Read more »