Clean Motor Boating Campaign

Boaters can make a difference in reducing marine engine emissions. Good management improves fuel economy, reduces carbon loads and lowers pollution caused by boats.

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Yadkin River

Hearing on Alcoa Case Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

Students working in Duke’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic under the supervision of its Director, Ryke Longest, have worked to assist client Yadkin Riverkeeper since the Spring Semester of 2009. All students enrolled in the Clinic this semester are working with this client. Yadkin Riverkeeper will be asking permission of the Office of Administrative Hearings to allow students the opportunity to participate in oral argument.

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Today the Yadkin Pee Dee River basin supports about 1.6 million people, and over the next 25 years, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, that figure is expected to increase by fifty percent.

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River Lengths

It's not so easy to define how long a river is. If a number of tributaries merge to form a larger river, how would you define where the river actually begins?

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Water Facts

Thanks to we've collected numerous facts on rivers. Since we haven't always kept track of the source, be sure to cross check the fact if you use it. However, we believe them to be accurate. Many of these interesting facts were borrowed from the Brita water filter site ( That site has many more interesting bits of water lore.

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Clean Water Planet

50 Things You Can Do

There are plenty of things we can do to help our local waters, and many of them are inexpensive, fun or educational.

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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich Visits Gulf in Advance of Winston-Salem Presentation

Erin Brockovich, namesake of the Oscar-winning movie that made her an internationally famous environmental activist, will be presenting a free speech at Brendle Recital Hall at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, June 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. following her current visit to address Louisiana fishermen who worry they are endangering their health with exposure to dispersants used to break up BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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