Monday, May 21, 2012

America's Most Endangered Rivers for 2012 -- American Rivers

America's Most Endangered Rivers for 2012, this report from American Rivers states that several U.S. rivers are endangered.  these are selected based upon the following criteria:
  • A major decision (that the public can help influence) in the coming year on the proposed action;
  • The significance of the river to human and natural communities;
  • The magnitude of the threat to the river and associated communities, especially in light of a changing climate
The report highlights ten rivers whose fate will be decided in the coming year, and encourages decision-makers to do the right thing for the rivers and the communities they support. It presents alternatives to proposals that would damage rivers, identifies those who make the crucial decisions, and points out opportunities for the public to take action on behalf of each listed river.

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