Rivers

September 4, 2018, 10am PDT
Open space and mixed-use developments could make the Chattahoochee River, where it runs along the border of Atlanta, more accessible. A proposed trail along the river took a tangible step forward recently.
SaportaReport
March 17, 2018, 7am PDT
And now those property owners are putting barbed wire over the river to keep out "trespassers."
The Guardian
Blog post
March 7, 2018, 2pm PST

A playlist for those who seek inspiration from water—whether it's falling from the sky or running downhill.

James Brasuell
October 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Cultures and geography have created a dictionary's worth of words for water. A new video from Vox maps (most of) them out.
Vox
October 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Corporations have rights in the United States, and an organization called Deep Green Resistance is going to federal court in Colorado to argue that rivers should too.
The New York Times
September 15, 2017, 5am PDT
"Daylighting" rivers in urban areas is the process of uncovering waterways to beautify cities, support habitats, and aid drainage.
The Guardian
May 19, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colombia joins New Zealand and India as countries that have recognized the legal status of rivers in recent months.
International Rivers
April 12, 2017, 6am PDT
The American Rivers advocacy group has released its annual report on the country's most endangered rivers, paying special attention to the threats posed to the country's waterways in new federal policies and budget plans.
American Rivers
April 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Where aging infrastructure is concerned, most of us don't immediately think of old dams. But there are a lot of them. Environmental advocates want to see them go, and in recent years de-damming has picked up speed.
Next City
March 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
A New Zealand river revered by the Maori people is granted the status of a living being by the country's parliament.
BBC
January 29, 2017, 7am PST
The state of Oregon will consider legislation that would raise $2.17 million a year by implementing a fee on non-motorized users of public waterways.
Mail Tribune
December 19, 2016, 1pm PST
A new study includes urban rivers as a potential powerful amenity for economic development and revitalization. The city of Chicago has already taken note.
Chicago Magazine
October 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A river flows through Atlanta, but few of the city's residents have any access to it. A new vision plan produced by the advocacy group Chattahoochee Now aims to change that.
WABE
July 1, 2016, 7am PDT
A proposal to restore Mexico City's 45 rivers envisions a whole new model for the city.
CityLab
May 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans to dam China's last wild river have been circulating since 2003, but now it seems that conservationists could emerge victorious
National Geographic
April 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
A sure way to turn out the vote in Eagle, Colorado: hold an election asking for a new sales tax to fund a whitewater play park on the local river. Voters overwhelmingly supported the project.
The Denver Post
December 11, 2015, 7am PST
Eric Balken makes the case that Lake Powell, anchored in place by the Glen Canyon Dam, is too inefficient a reservoir during times of water scarcity. Lake Mead, he says, is more than up to the task.
High Country News
December 8, 2015, 9am PST
The death toll from the torrential rains in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state, and the surrounding region has climbed to 345 as of Dec. 4. While the scope of the rains are unprecedented, poor urban planning has been linked to the devastation.
Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
Northwest Treaty Tribes
August 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.
Keystone Crossroads