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Youth for Appalachian Climate Justice

  Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary Climate change is one of the most pressing problems faced by today’s global community. Across the United States, we see constant reminders that climate change is here: record heat in the Pacific Northwest, wildlife smoke that hazes the air in Tennessee, or 100-year […]

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Throwing Shade: Environmental Injustice and the Urban Tree Canopy

 Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary The cool shade of a tree is a welcome relief on a hot day. But in cities across the United States, tree cover is not equally distributed between neighborhoods. All cities experience the urban heat island effect, where cities are warmer than the […]

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Farm Fresh at the Franklin Farmers Market

Before you run to the grocery store for your summer BBQ and potluck needs, make a trip to your local farmers market – like the Franklin Farmers Market! Not only are you supporting your community of farmers – your guests will feel much more excited to eat your food. Tell them about the local, grass-fed […]

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Nashville SC x Cumberland River Compact | Our Water. Our Future.

For the first time in its Major League Soccer history, Nashville SC will participate in the league’s annual MLS WORKS Greener Goals initiative by wearing adidas PRIMEBLUE Jerseys made with Parley Ocean Plastic for its match on Saturday, May 29 at Atlanta United FC.    The club also unveiled several other exclusive items to support the initiative, including a PRIMEBLUE Jacket made with Parley Ocean Plastic, […]

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Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee

  This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: History of Water in Tennessee episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price: Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special […]

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Trees Give Hope in 2020

It’s been a hard year: tornado, derecho, pandemic. Yet in the midst of the many and varied losses, trees became a symbol of hope more than ever — a sign of brighter days ahead. Business as Usual 2020 for the Cumberland River Compact began as usual, with trees. During the colder months, the Compact staff […]

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How to Build a Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are like a sponge –they soak up water, clean pollutants, and slowly release it back into the ground. What is a Rain Garden and What Does it Do? After rainfall hits the ground, it becomes “runoff” and begins its journey back to a waterway, picking up any harmful chemicals or pollutants on its […]

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