Evolution of the Clean Water Act

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones Isabelle Bienen is at Northwestern University studying Social and Environmental Policy and Legal Studies. As a NWNL summer intern, she wrote 5 blogs on the 1972 US Clean Water Act [CWA] and its role in NWNL’s 3 US watersheds. … Continue reading Evolution of the Clean Water Act

The Water Scarcity Problem That’s Destroying Countries Pt. 1: The Situation

Guest Blog by John Hawthorne Clean water. It’s something almost all of us take for granted. We turn on the tap, fill our cup, let some spill over, and then guzzle it down. It’s a privilege we fail to recognize. There is a colossal water scarcity problem in the world. Millions of people struggle to … Continue reading The Water Scarcity Problem That’s Destroying Countries Pt. 1: The Situation

Showering in South Sudan…Sometimes

NWNL Director Alison Jones met fellow journalist Dale Willman just before he left for South Sudan. We stayed in touch as he worked to help young local journalists in this Nile River Basin, newly-formed country.   Dale is an award-winning editor, reporter, trainer and photographer with decades of reporting from five continents. During more than … Continue reading Showering in South Sudan…Sometimes

Raritan River Week!

We love the Raritan River! Celebrate RARITAN RIVER WEEK April 16-30, 2016! Check out the events page for rain barrel workshops, nature walks, stream cleanups, composting/gardening sessions and more for people of all ages to enjoy! There's also a great list of resources for the region which includes maps of parks and protected areas, a … Continue reading Raritan River Week!

LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

NY/NJ Baykeeper is a strong voice fighting an LNG terminal (see definition below) that would threaten the biodiversity and water quality of the Hudson and Raritan River Estuary, one of the largest ports in the world. LNG usage, which furthers greenhouse gas emissions, is also a concern. WHAT is Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)? Liquefied Natural … Continue reading LNG Threat to Hudson and Raritan River Estuaries

The Value of Water in a dry land – Photos from the Omo River 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