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Rivers

Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are using real time data to monitor and support salmon populations on rivers impacted by water and power infrastructure along with the region's ongoing drought.
6 days ago   Northwest Treaty Tribes
Landowners in Gunnison, Colorado are claiming that rafters passing through on the banks of the Gunnison River are trespassing. Do property rights extend into the water?
Jun 2, 2010   On The Commons
This article from <em>National Geographic</em> examines the rapidly depleted Jordan River and how saving it could bring Israel and its quarreling neighbors together.
Mar 23, 2010   National Geographic
Dam and development projects are in the works along the Mekong River, which runs through six Asian countries. Some say the river and the economies that rely on it are being threatened.
Dec 18, 2009   The New York Times
The UK government is hoping to achieve part of it's renewable energy production mandate by harnessing the tidal power of its largest river. Opponents say the plan could destroy the river's ecosystem.
Nov 28, 2009   Living on Earth
The Hooghly River runs right through Kolkata, India, but it remains largely behind the scenes and caved in by factories and industrial uses. Some voices are calling for the city to embrace its river and reorient itself around the amenity.
Nov 27, 2009   The Times Of India
Cities along the Hudson River in New York are pushing plans to build more docks along the waterfront.
Oct 20, 2009   The New York Times
Monitoring how much water is diverted from rivers and pumped from wells is notoriously difficult. But now, researchers have developed a new way to track usage.
Sep 15, 2009   The Washington Post
Prague's temporary riverfront beach gives locals a summer destination and a view on the city's iconic architecture.
Jul 21, 2009   The New York Times
Water policies in Syria and Turkey are draining the Euphrates River dry, and neighboring Iraq is feeling all the hurt from it.
Jul 20, 2009   The New York Times
This interactive map from <em>Good</em>'s Water issue highlight seven regions in the world that are likely to experience conflict over water shortages.
Jul 14, 2009   Good