In the last few weeks of 2018, the Trump administration set the stage for a big battle over water in the new year. At stake is an important rule that defines which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act.
A new study from the National Academy of Sciences finds that many members of minority groups think of themselves as environmentalists, only maybe not in the ways that “mainstream environmentalism” sees itself. Article from CityLab, the urban issues platform from The Atlantic Monthly.
In Minnesota, another step in efforts by indigenous people and local governments to recognize the layered names for lands associated with the state’s waters. This case is in Red Wing, on the Mississippi River.
As plans move forward for revitalization of the Los Angeles River, questions arise about the potential for “green gentrification.” Waterfront redevelopments often do not serve everyone in the community; many eyes will be on LA to see if this problem can be solved.
Minnesota Public Radio, in association with American Public Media’s The Water Main project, has developed a podcast series exploring the connections between oil pipelines and the waters that they threaten.
By Elizabeth Dunbar, Dan Kraker, Cody Nelson, Julie Siple, and Bill Wareham
Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota promises to be one of the most contentious water policy issues in the region during 2018. This series of stories by Minnesota Public Radio reporters offers a starting point for the case.
Levees are a fact of life along the Middle Mississippi River, north of St. Louis, but this article shows how complicated the levee network is. Levees that have been illegally raised force water onto other communities.
Since Hurricane Katrina, state, federal, and local officials have greatly strengthened storm protection around New Orleans. But have they prepared for the previous storm, and not for what climate change will bring with the next one?