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Now You Can Kayak The Grand Canyon -- Without Ever Touching Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Getting a permit to raft the Grand Canyon is a notoriously difficult affair involving weighted lotteries, years of waiting and meticulously scheduled ...

Snail Darter Politics

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

As California is enduring the worst drought in its history, some politicians are blaming it all on federal and state environmental laws that protect f...

Inspired by California's Rivers

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

Mark Dubois and Bob Irvin | © Elizabeth Soderstrom On a recent float trip down California’s Tuolumne River, organized by the Center for Watershed...

American Rivers: Celebrating 40 Years

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

Recently, at a dinner celebrating the 40th anniversary of American Rivers, I conducted an armchair conversation with three of our founders, Brent B...

Source to Sea: Down America's Most Endangered River in Three Minutes (VIDEO)

Zachary Podmore | Posted 04.19.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore


Colorado River Is #1 Endangered River in the Country

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

It is hard to believe that the Colorado River that charges through famous rapids in the Grand Canyon is the same river that dries to a trickle before meeting the sea in Mexico.

Fiscal Cliff Spending Cuts Threaten Rivers and Clean Water

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

In this season of hope, let us hope that President Obama and Congress will exhibit the wisdom and bipartisanship necessary to prevent taking the nation over the cliff and will do so in a way that protects the environment, including rivers and the clean water they provide.

Three Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

It will take many years and billions of dollars to fully recover and rebuild. But if any good can be said to have come from Sandy's passing, it is that the storm has re-invigorated the national discourse about climate change, hazard planning, and disaster response.

River Restoration Progress Threatened by Extreme Bill

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

Communities nationwide are benefiting from efforts to removed unsafe, outdated dams and restore river health. In the U.S., more than 1,100 dams that have outlived their usefulness have been taken down over the past 100 years. The United States is the global leader in river restoration through dam removal.

America's Most Endangered River Is...

Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

America may be filled with beautiful rivers and streams, but some of the country's most notable waterways are also its most endangered. Released Tuesd...

Ten Most Endangered Rivers of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

If Congress slashes clean water protections, more Americans will get sick and communities and businesses will suffer. We simply cannot afford to go back to a time when the Potomac and rivers nationwide were too polluted to use.

PHOTOS: Behold The Beauty Of America's Rivers

Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The following excerpt comes from the November issue of National Geographic: The Middle Fork of the Salmon is not so much a river as an exuberant ex...

8 American Cities Get A+ For Sustainable H2O Management

TreeHugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

American Rivers has highlighted eight communities' sustainable water management approaches that will make them more resilient to a changing climate....

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.