4th of July ASSOCIATIONS: Independence–Missouri–Mississippi River–Mark Twain

Anticipating the Fourth of July U.S. holiday, we think of “independence,” which makes me think of Independence, Missouri. Now a suburb of Kansas City, this city was originally the point of departure of our California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. At the crossroads of the Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, Independence was the hometown of … Continue reading 4th of July ASSOCIATIONS: Independence–Missouri–Mississippi River–Mark Twain

Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?

Since the release of the movie "DamNation" over a year ago, over 72 dams have been removed and over 730 miles of rivers were restored across the United States according to the non-profit conservation organization American Rivers. In January of this year, the producers of the movie met with members of Congress and White House … Continue reading Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?

Serpentine Curves and Manufactured Angles of the Mississippi

Aerial photos of the Atchafalaya Basin. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

Exactly one year ago today, NWNL documented the clean up of the Nation's largest coal fly ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant, TN.  In 2008, over 1 billion gallons of coal ash slurry leaked into the Emory and Clinch Rivers, part of the Mississippi River basin. The recovery will continue into 2015. Did you know … Continue reading Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

America’s energy leftovers makes its mark

The world's largest deposits of "recoverable" coal are in the U.S. Will we always be exporting coal? - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

By means of water, we give life to everything.  -Koran 21:30

Finding Wetlands in a Drought

By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Professional Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog"-April 11, 2014 The phone rang.  That snowy Saturday I was editing photos of Ethiopia’s Omo River.  “Alison, you must cover California’s drought for No Water No Life®.  It’s beyond regional. US and Asian markets … Continue reading Finding Wetlands in a Drought