Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director 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 reading Massive cleanup of coal ash spill continues

Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays

NWNL focuses on solutions to watershed degradation as much as it does on watershed threats. This spring, NWNL guest writer Carly Shields is investigating an exciting innovative approach to reducing pollution and stabilizing shorelines in the New Jersey-New York Raritan and Hudson Bays. Her first report begins: “Oysters are more than something you're served at … Continue reading Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays

A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View

By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog" - April 9, 2014 On the seventh day of exploring impacts of drought in California’s Central Valley, I slipped down some loose scree into a San Joaquin riverbed.  Shadows of Mendota’s bridge on … Continue reading A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View

NWNL on the Clinch River for World Rivers Day!

Did you know that more than 48 freshwater mussel species can be found in the Clinch Valley region? The Clinch River flows through the southwestern tip of Virginia to join the Tennessee River which in turn joins the Ohio, a major tributary to the Mississippi. Mussels purify the water and a single mussel can filter … Continue reading NWNL on the Clinch River for World Rivers Day!