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2014 New Year's Resolution

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Water is our most precious and interconnected natural resource. It sustains all ecosystems, communities, and economies from local watersheds to the seas. It's vital to sustaining our health, safety, and the environments in which we live and work. Simply put, water is life.

With population growing exponentially, weather patterns shifting...

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Voice of Water: How Mike O'Malley Is Speaking up for the Appleton Wetland

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 10:46 AM

"So this is the Appleton wetland," Mike O'Malley says to me as we kayak along the Drummond Creek, a side channel of the Mississippi River in Eastern Ontario on our River Mission expedition. Haggard maple trees have fallen or lay dead as far as the eye can see. I can...

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The First Question

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 12:57 PM

Since arriving in Canada on September 11 to film three documentaries about the Ottawa River as part of River Mission, a joint initiative between Ottawa Riverkeeper, Blue Legacy International, and the de Gaspe Beaubien Foundation, I have kayaked, whitewater rafted and canoed on the river. As the source of the...

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Our Most Endangered River? In the Shadow of the Capital

(10) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 11:07 AM

I was awoken today by the sound of raindrops on my windowsill. Sitting down at my desk, with the peaceful patter of water helping me to collect my thoughts and prepare for the day, I was stunned to read a report that enumerates a truth I already knew all too...

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3 Things You Can Do Immediately for World Water Day

(6) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 7:07 PM

Today is World Water Day. To mark the occasion, I have three challenges for you...

1. Make a difference in the global clean water crisis. One in eight people -- almost one billion -- on our planet do not have access to safe water. Illnesses resulting from a...

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