Magpie River Becomes First In Canada To Be Granted Legal Personhood

By Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin, National Observer. -

In a first for Canadians, a river in Côte-Nord, Que., has been granted legal personhood by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit. The Magpie River, [...]

The Privatization Of Rivers In Chile

By Andrés Kogan Valderrama, -

The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest. The practice of [...]

Water Protectors Protest At Enbridge Drill Site On Mississippi River

By Anonymous Contributor, -

(Ball Bluff, MN) On March 22nd, members of the Ginew Collective supported by Northfield Against Line 3 exposed an Enbridge drilling worksite on the eastern shore of the Mississippi River on the [...]

Save The Columbia, Save The Salmon

By Staff, -

By Staff of LRInspire - The Columbia Salmon and Trout were already struggling. Dams, overfishing and polluted waters are just three examples of human activity that have had a devastating impact [...]

“Nature Has Rights”: Activists Call For A Legal Transformation

By Mike Ludwig, -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - The mighty Colorado River and its watersheds are a crucial source of life in the arid Southwest, supplying water to vast ecosystems and millions of people across [...]

How War Pollutes The Potomac River

By David Swanson and Pat Elder, -

By David Swanson and Pat Elder for World Beyond War - The Pentagon’s impact on the river on whose bank it sits is not simply the diffuse impact of global warming and rising oceans contributed to [...]

Climate Change Is Shrinking The Colorado River

By Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck, -

By Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck for The Conversation - The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full [...]

Dakota Access Pipeline Now Has Oil Beneath Missouri River

By Staff, -

By Staff of NBC News - The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the [...]

World’s First River Given Legal Status As A Person

By Lorraine Chow, -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - As the Trump administration works to dismantle environmental regulations protecting American waterways, New Zealand has recognized the Whanganui River as a legal [...]

Indigenous Women Walk Length Of Potomac River

By Anne Meador, -

By Anne Meador for DC Media Group - It wasn’t easy to catch up with Barbara Baker-larush as she walked briskly along the C&O Canal through Georgetown. Even on this magnificent autumn day, she [...]

Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage

Christian Poirier & Brent Millikan, -

By Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch & Brent Millikan, International Rivers. When Brazilian energy planners proposed to choke the Amazon’s Tapajós River and its tributaries with dozens of large [...]