Cultural Eutrophication – An Accelerator

  The term eutrophication is described simply as the process in which a body of water receives nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen) as well as sediment from the area watershed. This process can happen naturally or with the aid of human intervention. When the process happens naturally, it occurs over the course of centuries. However, […]

Wilma Dykeman and Her Impact on the RiverWay

  Wilma Dykeman was an inspirational woman, advocate and author. Her legacy lives on in many of the projects that she held close to her heart, like the French Broad River in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Dykeman made such a profound impact that the Wilma Dykeman Riverway exists today. Who was Wilma […]

Springfield Coal Company Succumbs

        Local group wins an eight-year battle against coal company.   After eight years of lawsuits and battles, the local communities of Canton and Orion Township have put an end to the potential bad effects the Central Illinois strip mine run by Springfield Coal Company for good. In January, the company officially […]

Cleveland and The Year of Clean Water 2015

  Clevelander’s are taking action that really helps show the city’s commitment to clean water and how it is an important resource that the city has. It is an asset that every North Eastern Ohioan knows, the Lake and it’s rivers are one of the greatest assets we have and Creeklife agrees! Read more to […]

Hybrid coral in Miami gives hope for coral reefs everywhere

      The last several years have not been nice to the world’s coral reefs. In the warming climate coral have seemed to experience particular difficulty in maintaining their population. A hybrid coral in Miami, however, have displayed unique qualities that provide hope to coral reefs everywhere. In 2010, Marine Biologist Colin Foord discovered […]

A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change

  Our world is always changing. Look out your window long enough, and you might see the weather change. Look even longer, and you’ll see the seasons change. The Earth’s climate is changing, too, but in ways that you can’t easily see. and warmer temperatures mean that an earlier spring.   A Student’s Guide to […]

Environmental aspects of blue jeans

  The Death of Denim: How Great it Would be! Denim is a cotton product. It is cellulose so it will deteriorate in the environment provided it is not combined with man made materials. It is easily destroyed by bleach. It burns easily. However when it is made into a nice tough pair of blue […]

Sushi and Seafood Extinction: What Can Be Done?

  Sushi and seafood represent the last wild food, and quite a popular one at that. With tons of “fish in the sea” many people overlook the idea of a failing ocean ecosystem that is largely due to human pollution. The failing ocean eco-system and over fishing has resulted in the decline and, in some […]

California’s Salton Sea Needs Help!

Related Topics: Important Resources – Watersheds  Grim Future for the Salton Sea if Action is Not Taken   The future of the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake, is currently pretty grim. The Salton Sea is shrinking and is in great danger of drying up if restoration action is not taken. The Salton Sea is part […]

River Fracking And What It Means

Topics: Fracking  Hydrofracking Under the Ohio River in West Virginia       A Greenpeace diagram which illustrates how fracking works.     What is River Fracking? Under many eastern rivers lie natural gas fields; essentially gold mines to the natural gas industry. This fact has led to river fracking; setting up hydraulic fracturing wells […]