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Great Film on the TVA Coal Ash Spill Disaster Two Years Later

In September, 2010 I traveled back to Harriman, Tennessee to meet the Blue Planet Expedition crew and our research partners at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute to tell the story of the TVA coal ash spill disaster two and half


Emory River System: Beauty and Biodiversity in Peril?

Above, Daddy’s Creek, one of the tributaries to the Obed River, part of the Emory River system. Top inset, the Tennessee Dace, a fish known from the Emory River system.

By Dr. Anna George, Tennessee Aquarium “There is nothing more eloquent in Nature than a mountain stream.” On September 12, 1867, John Muir crossed the Emory River on his 1,000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico. He had set out


Field Coordinator and Riverkeeper Canoe Into Tennessee Coal Sludge

Narrative by Sandra Diaz December 26th, 4:30pm – 4 days after the 1 billion gallon toxic coal ash spill in Harriman, TN. I’m on the phone with Donna Lisenby, the Upper Watauga Riverkeeper in North Carolina, who was planning to


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