Latest Watersheds Stories

2011-05-12 11:55:00

DOVER, Mass. and NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeper Springs Natural Spring Water, which donates 100% of its profits to support America's waterways, will return as the Official Water Sponsor and Recycling Partner of the 2011 National Harbor Food & Wine Festival, May 14-15, at National Harbor on the scenic Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland. In 2010, Keeper Springs' participation in the Food & Wine Festival was the catalyst for bringing a...

2010-07-27 18:56:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a benevolent response to the environmental Gulf disaster, recently launched New York-based Real Jewels, an eco-friendly jewelry company, has released the Save Our Shores Collection. Real Jewels will be donating 100% of the profit from their sales of this philanthropic green jewelry collection to Save Our Gulf (www.saveourgulf.org), an initiative by Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeepers' vast knowledge of the marshes, wetlands, beaches, and inner-coastal...

2010-07-07 07:15:00

HOPLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the keynote speaker at Solar Living Institute's fourteenth annual renewable energy and sustainable event, SolFest, held at Northern California's Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah, Mendocino County. Mr. Kennedy will speak Saturday afternoon, September 25, 2010. SolFest(TM) is the original "greenest show on earth" featuring a two-day, family-friendly, green festival of informative workshops, education panels,...

2010-05-10 10:00:00

Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from 40 Groups Anticipates Content of EPA Plan Due Wednesday; Emphasis Placed on Meeting December Deadline for Bay Pollution Load Rule. WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is due to outline its "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay" on May 12, 2010, a broad coalition of 40 national and regional groups is urging the federal agency "to exercise leadership...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

MOBILE, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the potential to destroy the most productive fishery in the world, according to Mobile Baykeeper, the largest environmental advocate in the Gulf Coast. At the same time, Mobile Baykeeper is calling on the government to demand transparency, monitoring and caution in implementing crisis clean-up solutions that could make the situation worse, such as controlled burns and chemical dispersants. The...

2010-04-16 10:30:00

ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO/WHAT: To support environmental projects across the country, Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched the Green Patrol, a program that will bring employees and other volunteers to communities throughout the United States to help plant trees, aid in cleanup and recycling projects and other environmental efforts. The Green Patrol's first projects will be in Atlanta and Philadelphia. WHEN: More than 70 Kimberly-Clark employees will be volunteering for...

2010-03-02 12:30:00

With Perdue Factory Farm Failing to Respond, Assateague Coastkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Sue Hudson Farm and Perdue for Violating Clean Water Act OCEAN CITY, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assateague Coastkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the federal District Court of Maryland, against Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm - a Perdue-contract chicken factory farm in Berlin, MD - and Perdue Farms, Inc., for illegal discharges of harmful...

2010-03-01 15:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- vineyard vines, the Connecticut-based apparel and accessories brand founded by brothers Shep and Ian Murray, announced today their partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance and founder Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to kick-off Tied to a Cause, a new charitable program that honors different charities each month by selling custom accessories online, with all proceeds benefiting the featured organization. Kennedy, President and Founder of Waterkeeper Alliance,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'