A new nationwide survey released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that more than half of America’s waterways are in bad shape. The EPA, which sampled 2,000 locales in 2008 and 2009, found that the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health and as a result, are [...]Read more ›
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A few weeks back, New Zealand signed a preliminary agreement between the Whanganui River and the Crown that made the river a legal entity, giving it a legal voice. Brendan Puketapu, a member of the Whanganui River Maori Trust, signed on behalf of the river. This landmark decision is the first of [...]Read more ›
Out on vacation everyone loves sending a picture postcard of a pristine mountain lake to a friend with an inscription like, “Having a great time. Wish you were here.” But most of the country’s lakes aren’t in picture postcard condition. Forty-six percent are polluted to the point where they’re unsafe [...]Read more ›