Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Harpeth River in Tennessee. In August 2003, John Guider walked out the back door of his home in Franklin, Tennessee, and placed a canoe in the creek behind his house. Three months later, he had paddled all the way to… Read more »
The Smith River generates at least $10 million annually for the local economy through recreation was listed as an Endangered River due to a proposed copper mine along a major headwaters tributary.
American Rivers’ Chris Williams tells the story of a recent trip accompanying native tribal leaders down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton has stated that sulfide-ore mining should not be permitted near the Boundary Waters. Now, he needs to protect the St. Louis River from the same type of harmful mining.
Future of the Niobrara River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Niobrara River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, decisionmakers have yet to act to ensure that enough water remains in the river to protect the recreation and tourism economy and the river’s fish and wildlife. American Rivers and its partners urged the Nebraska… Read more »
Just after 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed arguably the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history. H.R. 1, which would fund the government through the rest of federal Fiscal Year 2011, eviscerates programs that protect our drinking water, clean up polluted rivers, and safeguard land and wildlife for future generations…. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on outdated flood management practices that are threatening public safety. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Eileen Fretz of American… Read more »
Washington, DC — Hydropower dams have already caused a mass extinction of wildlife on the Coosa River, and unless dam operations change, the South will lose even more of its priceless natural heritage on the Coosa. This threat landed the Coosa River in the number ten spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2010 edition, produced by… Read more »
Washington — From outdated flood control schemes to harmful dams and mining projects, our nation’s rivers and clean water are at risk. American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today released America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition spotlighting ten rivers in need of urgent action. “Our nation is at a transformational moment when it comes… Read more »
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