Rivers

March 28, 2013, 2pm PDT
A new study conducted by the EPA shows that 55 percent of the nation's rivers are in "poor" condition, and only 21 percent are rated as "good" and "healthy biological communities." Farm and industrial pollution are to blame.
The Atlantic Wire
September 1, 2011, 7am PDT
Pollution is threatening the structural integrity of the Taj Mahal, prompting local officials to scramble for ways to preserve the historic site.
Smithsonian
June 18, 2011, 11am PDT
This <em>Kickstarter</em> campaign is hoping to raise money to build a floating pool in the waters around New York City that use and filter river water to provide a public swimming facility.
Kickstarter
June 3, 2011, 9am PDT
Two architects submit a plan to Mexico City planners that includes bringing the Río Piedad back to life and revitalizing the city with green public spaces along its waters.
The New York Times
May 25, 2011, 7am PDT
By analyzing maps and topographical information, this post from <em>Data Pointed</em> shows how the Mississippi River is likely to change course and head towards lower ground.
Data Pointed
February 22, 2011, 8am PST
Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.
The New York Times
February 17, 2011, 1pm PST
The city of Pittsburgh has released a new plan focusing on revitalizing the Allegheny Riverfront, with proposed new housing, retail and public spaces.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 9, 2011, 8am PST
Long-held plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver, Washington, have been thrown out by a panel of experts who have suggested cheaper alternatives.
The Oregonian
October 6, 2010, 11am PDT
Cities, not the agriculture heavy Central Valley, are the source of most of the runoff and pollution that enters the San Francisco Bay, according to a new report.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2010, 5am PDT
A new museum exhibit in Vermont invites visitors to review various proposals for updating the riverfront in Brattleboro -- and allows them to submit their own ideas.
Change Observer
August 20, 2010, 11am PDT
As rural and urban runoff taints the waters of the Yangtze River in China, environmentalists have joined forces with Coca-Cola to try to improve water quality -- a move that's good for water users in China, and for the water-dependent business.
Knowledge@Wharton
August 19, 2010, 8am PDT
The James River runs right through downtown Richmond, Virginia. But with few public access points, the river is a largely ignored part of the urban realm.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Despite flowing through ten different nations, the Nile's water is only technically the property of Egypt and Sudan. The other eight nations are trying to change that. But as the debate heats up, the river's ecosystem may be caught in the cross-fire.
Yale Environment 360
June 2, 2010, 9am PDT
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?
On The Commons
March 23, 2010, 8am PDT
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.
National Geographic
December 18, 2009, 6am PST
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.
The New York Times
November 28, 2009, 5am PST
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.
Living on Earth
November 27, 2009, 9am PST
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.
The Times Of India
October 20, 2009, 9am PDT
Cities along the Hudson River in New York are pushing plans to build more docks along the waterfront.
The New York Times
September 15, 2009, 8am PDT
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.
The Washington Post