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How Budget Shenanigans Put Clean Water Rules In Jeopardy

Chris Espinosa | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Chris Espinosa

Congress should pass a clean omnibus bill free of ideological riders, especially those attacking clean water rules that ensure our lifeblood -- our drinking water -- is healthy for generations to come.

Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

Only in Congress Is Clean Water Controversial

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Ultimately, if we want to fill our glasses with clean water, and if we want our kids to swim, fish, or play safely in our waters, we have to be willing to protect our all nation's waters, large and small, from the Great Lakes to the headwater streams.

Clean Water Rule Is a Victory for All Americans

Chris Espinosa | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Chris Espinosa

The Clean Water Act was enacted in the 1970s - more than a decade before I was born. A lot has changed since then, and like many things, the devastation that precipitated this historic and significant environmental law is a distant memory for most.

This Earth Day, Ditch the Microbeads for Wildlife's Sake

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Unfortunately, those tiny colorful microbeads in your hand soap, facial cleanser and toothpaste are causing major damage to our natural ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them.

Why We Should Focus More On Clouds, Trees And Streams

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

No one, probably, has ever much doubted that these things are nice. Clouds, trees and streams represent nature in its most gentle, tranquil guise. The...

Finally: Our Waters Could Be Given Their Clean Water Protections Back

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Polluters and their friends in Congress will cry that this amounts to government overreach -- that the EPA wants to regulate the puddles at the end of our driveways. But this isn't about puddles; it's about protecting the critical sources of our drinking water.

Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part II)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

As cities work to rebuild and repair their infrastructure, one resource they are beginning to turn to is the rivers and creeks that flow through urban areas.

Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part I)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Other creeks in New York City that once fed the salt marshes which defined the coastline were boxed in for commerce and turned into "canals" and polluted by local industries, dumped on and despoiled.

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Another Reason To Drink Beer: It Saved Civilization -- and Could Do It Again

OnEarth | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

By Jessica Camille Aguirre, OnEarth Without beer, human civilization wouldn't exist. Twelve thousand years ago, the transition of the human race from ...

40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do It Again

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.

Cool off Streamside: Ten Uniquely California Rivers

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

What makes the best summer vacations or a Labor Day escape? Rivers. Swimming, fishing, napping on a shady riverbank -- there's no better getaway. Fortunately, dozens of jaw-droppingly beautiful rivers run through the Golden State.

Turning 40: Avoiding a Midlife Crisis for the Clean Water Act

Mekell Mikell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mekell Mikell

Before the Clean Water Act, pollution was so bad that water bodies like the Cuyahoga River in Ohio and the Charles River in Massachusetts caught on fire faster than a batch of birthday candles.

Clean Water Under Attack - Again

Steve Fleischli | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Steve Fleischli

It seems a week doesn't go by where an extremist in Congress isn't threatening to undo our basic environmental laws. This week is no exception.

America's Waterways Need Help - and, Yes, You Can Help

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By some estimates, 60 percent of U.S. creeks, rivers, and streams and tens of millions of acres of wetlands and other sensitive waterbodies have lost federal protection in the last few years due to the Supreme Court's decisions.