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New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth's life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself -- a fit…

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World’s Rivers Threatened by Human Impacts

Pollution, irrigation, dams and reservoirs are causing severe damage to the world's rivers, concluded a recent study. Lead author of the study, Prof Charles Vorosmarty from the City University of New …

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New Orleans Could be Powered by River Energy

A recent article about renewable energy in Louisiana proposed quite a fascinating scenario, especially considering all the oil currently leaking into the Gulf. Electricity-generating turbines are bein…

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Two Million Baby Salmon Released in California River

The American River used to have a healthy salmon population. Today, however, many of the wild salmon are gone, so they are having to be introduced by the California Dept. of Fish and Game to prevent t…

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