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 »
Flooding in Brooklyn, NY | © Adam Kuban It has been raining a ton here in DC over the last few weeks, and torrents of water gushing into storm drains and parked cars standing in flowing water up to their undercarriage has been a common sight on my daily commute. Flooded streets like these are… Read more »
This is a guest blog from Jon Roush. Jon Roush has been executive vice president and chair of the board of The Nature Conservancy, president of The Wilderness Society, and a consultant to over 100 conservation groups. He is retired and lives in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about protecting clean water in rivers, check… Read more »
This is the guest blog from American Rivers Clean Water Supply Intern, Colleen Walters. The proposed rule released by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers is important to address the uncertainty surrounding what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act | © Nicholas A. Tonelli On March 25, 2014, the Obama Administration… Read more »
The Ashley River Blue Trail figures prominently into Dorchester County’s effort to create its first ever park system. We must work now to promote and preserve the Ashley River.