Entries by Christian Thorsberg

Fresh, March 21, 2023: Chicago Residents and Activists File Suit Against Toxic Sediment Dumping Grounds

Residents and activists on Chicago’s Southeast Side are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a plan to expand toxic sediment dumping grounds.

The Stream, March 15, 2023: Another Round of Flooding Expected in California as Atmospheric Rivers Persist

After a weekend of intense rain and flooding, another atmospheric river is expected to sweep across California.

The Stream, March 8, 2023: Rewilding Pulls Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Wetlands Back from the Brink

Privatization, rewilding, and international support for the Atlantic Forest, Brazil’s second largest, offer hope for its restoration.

FRESH, March 7, 2023: EPA Proposes Considering Tribal Treaty Rights in Water Quality Standards

As PFAS pollution in Lake Superior threatens Ojibwe fishing practices, a new EPA proposal would require states to consider treaty rights in water quality standards.

The Stream, March 1, 2023: Okefenokee Swamp, Among World’s Largest Freshwater Wetlands, Threatened by Proposed Mine

In Georgia, citizens and scientists are urging the state to reject a mining project near the Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge.

The Stream, February 22, 2023: Rising Floodwaters in Kentucky and West Virginia Prompt State of Emergency

Rising floodwaters in Kentucky and West Virginia are compounded by unregulated mining, poor infrastructure and environmental racism, activists say.

FRESH, February 21, 2023: Proposed Wisconsin State Budget Includes Funding for Oneida Nation Wetlands Restoration

Wisconsin’s state budget proposal includes nearly $1 million in funding for wetlands restoration.

The Stream, February 15, 2023: Concerns Over Water Pollution Mount in Wake of Ohio Train Derailment

The derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals earlier this month in eastern Ohio has put water utility and river-watch groups on high alert.

The Stream, February 8, 2023: Climate Change, Neglected Infrastructure Worsen Water Insecurity in Kenya

Due to the strains of population growth and inaccessible sanitation systems, the Nairobi River and surrounding farmland are becoming more polluted.

FRESH, February 7, 2023: Development Planned for Greater Toronto Would Require a Controversial Water Shake-up

In Ontario, a plan to develop York Region includes what many say is a detrimental — and illegal — water transfer from Lake Huron watersheds to Lake Ontario. 

The Stream, February 1, 2023: US Government Restores Protections for Alaska’s Tongass Forest

Millions of acres of Alaska’s Tongass forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, will once again be federally protected from road-building and timber harvests.

The Stream, January 25, 2023: Sediment Buildup Will Shrink Reservoir Storage, UN Study Shows

A new United Nations study suggests that by 2050, sediment buildup could cause thousands of the world’s largest dams to lose a combined 26 percent of their storage capacity.