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Potomac River

Protecting Watersheds As We Grow Our Cities and Towns

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a healthy and sustainable environment, on the other. We really can have it both ways.

Good News About The Nation's River!

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Patti S. Borda | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A mixed batch of positive and negative findings gives the Potomac River an overall improved grade of C in the Potomac Conservancy's 2013 State of the ...

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges -- and Solutions

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC
Mark Tercek

The land use decisions people living near the Potomac River make today -- across towns, cities and states- - will directly affect the quality and quantity of water available to them, their children and their grandchildren.

SUV Drives Off Bridge Into River

Posted 02.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's apparently still not clear why an SUV drove off the Memorial Bridge and into the Potomac River late Sunday night. The Washington...

Potomac River Is So Polluted It's Not Safe To Swim, Boat Or Fish

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Patti S. Borda | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

The Potomac River's health stands to suffer setbacks if the region does not change its development and building standards, according to the Potomac Co...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

The Nation's River

Ed Felker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Ed Felker

The Clean Water Act was critically important and made a real difference, but has it gone far enough? Perhaps a new documentary about the Potomac River will help shine a light on how the law has worked and, more importantly, how it hasn't.

Potomac Flooding Expected In Days To Come

Posted 10.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the Potomac River escaped major flooding and storm surge as Hurricane Sandy pushed through the D.C. region on Monday, the storm is...

LOOK: 'Gilligan's Island' Boat Event Raises $10,000 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Easter Seals Young Professionals Council hosted a “Gilligan’s Island Cruise on the Potomac” on Thursday evening. The ESYPC din...

Wild Near the City

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Want to get away from it all but only have a few hours on a summer afternoon? Just a short drive away from that impossibly packed calendar are places of incredible wild beauty that offer a respite from the frenzy of daily life in D.C.

Our Most Endangered River? In the Shadow of the Capital

Alexandra Cousteau | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Alexandra Cousteau

In spite of what scientists and water conservationists are telling us about the delicate state of the Potomac, Congress is actively pursuing legislation that will reduce federal environmental oversight of our lakes, rivers, and streams.

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.

Metro D.C. Residents, Who are We Anyway?

Hulya Aksu | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC
Hulya Aksu

What does it mean to be a resident of the Metropolitan D.C. region? What defines us as a people and a culture?

PHOTOS: Potomac River's Natural Wonder At Little Falls

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Of the Potomac River's cataracts, Great Falls usually gets top billing as a local natural wonder. And deservedly so. But Little Fall...

Rachel Tepper

Local Fishers Deliver Invasive Potomac River Menace To Legendary Manhattan Eatery | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A hideous, mucus-coated Asian fish feared for its species-killing potential in rivers along the East Coast finally has found powerful ad...

Naked Man Builds Potomac River Dams Near D.C.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The stretch of the Potomac River upstream from the nation's capital is a natural wonder, a recreational playground to explore that sits ...

Warner: Region Needs New Potomac River Bridge

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) thinks the D.C. region needs additional bridges crossing the Potomac River, an issue that's often the thir...

Arlington Cemetery: Once A Thriving Black Town

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The only trace of Freedman's Village left on the grounds are the lonely graves in Section 27 near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Feds Want Daley To Clean Up Chicago River, He Tells Them 'Go Swim In The Potomac'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his typically blunt style, Mayor Richard M. Daley replied Wednesday afternoon to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency, urging that his...

Potomac Coal Ash Spill Could Reach Washington DC

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: While the coal ash was spilled, Maryland officials are now saying that much of the spill thankfully missed the river: "Any spill of coal ash ...