The water systems that serve our communities are facing the challenge of updating and building infrastructure that will meet the needs of a substantially different future. As advocates for healthy rivers, creeks, lakes and oceans, we contribute to the planning of our future communities, our future water. In the effort, we try to ensure that… Read more »
What You Can Do Ask your representatives to tell the EPA to support stormwater protections | © W.Marsh The price we pay for polluted runoff is in the unspoken cost of countless basement backups, cancelled fishing trips, and closed beaches. Unfortunately, there are plenty of costs we can calculate as well. For instance, the Federal… Read more »
Freedom Industries storage facility on the Elk River, WV | © West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church On Tuesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to review the recent chemical spill into the Elk River that contaminated the drinking water supplies of 300,000 people in West Virginia. Witnesses included… Read more »
Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie caused the Toledo water crisis. American Rivers is working on green infrastructure solutions to help reduce nutrient pollution in local streams and rivers.
the Italian voice Last week, a study from the University of Minnesota found that increasing amounts of triclosan, an anti-microbial ingredient used in soaps, toothpastes, and even some over-the-counter drugs, were present in lakes across Minnesota. Researchers studied sediment cores from the bottoms of eight different lakes and found that levels of triclosan and its… Read more »
Bellingham Bay, WA | © Stacey Detwiler Are you heading to the beach this summer? Take a look at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) latest report, Testing the Waters, before you head out. Every year, NRDC uses water quality and beach closure data to compile information about bacteria levels at popular swimming beaches around… Read more »
Speak up to protect the Ohio River from mercury and other toxic chemical discharges by emailing ORSANCO now! The Ohio River Basin Commission (ORSANCO) is proposing to extend a deadline two years for polluters to comply with rules to eliminate discharges of harmful ‘bioaccumulative chemicals of concern’ (BCCs) such as mercury to areas in the… Read more »
This is a guest blog from Beth Stewart, the Executive Director of Cahaba River Society. Water utilities can increase their bottom line by reducing their water losses and integrating water efficiencies | © Jeff Communities across the US are realizing that clean, affordable, abundant water supplies can no longer be taken for granted and are… Read more »
Join American Rivers on September 19th to clean Marsh Creek in Contra Costa County, CA, or find a cleanup near you!
Alan Lande, KUOW 94.9 Public Radio Have you ever seen one of those fish drawings near the street on a storm drain – a stencil saying something like, “don’t dump, drains to stream.” And even though you might think of salmon as all living in pristine, beautiful rivers, it turns out that polluted stormwater runoff… Read more »