Tag Archive: American Rivers

Dec 17

Less is More, When it Comes to Runoff…

Cities are using green infrastructure to meet EPA clean water standards. Listen up: Too much rain…and too many people using a lot of water can overwhelm aging stormwater systems. That can cause them to overflow and dump pollution into rivers. Instead of rebuilding systems or adding bigger pipes, many cities are turning to green infrastructure …

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Jul 20

When Cutting Dam Losses Just Makes Cents

Sometimes removing a dam is a better “fix” than repair. Listen up: Let’s start with the good news. Thousands of dams across the U.S. harness rivers to reap a variety of goods and services. And here’s the economic but: As those dams age, their owners can face significant repair or maintenance costs. Brian Graber of …

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Aug 16

Cheers to 25 Years of Cleaner Rivers

Millions of volunteers have been cleaning up American rivers for the last quarter of a century—listen up: Rivers and streams provide drinking water and wildlife habitat, yet millions of tons of trash end up in our waterways each year. So, in the early ’90s, the American Rivers launched a National River Cleanup Week in order …

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