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This week's #forewordFriday selection is from one of our most popular books on rivers. Since the Potomac was recently named the as...

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Three springs ago I visited the Leopold Memorial Reserve—the depleted Wisconsin sand county farm Aldo Leopold bought in 1930 known as the “shack.” In the 1940s he recorded in his field notes that without large predators such as wolves to regulate their...

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The central government’s seven-year moratorium on dam building in the Nujiang (“Angry River”) watershed is soon to be lifted and China’s last wild river will be wild no more. Last week, the Chinese National Energy Administration announced that hydropower...

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Rivers around the globe are in trouble, largely because of human activities. I’m thankful that one of my favorite places, the north fork of the Eel river in northern California (see image below), which is not far from my home office, is designated as a...

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