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Anacostia's troubled waters

A journey along portions of the Anacostia River reveal decades-long failure to improve the ecosystem and water quality.

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Troubled waters
Article | Take a walk, or take a canoe, down the Anacostia River. Here -- in the story of one smelly, trashy and sporadically beautiful stream -- is the unfinished business of the American environmental movement, 40 years after the first Earth Day.
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Trash-free Anacostia?
Article | An extra 600 tons of trash a year. That's what the federal government wants removed from the Anacostia River, where empty water bottles, soda cans, food wrappers and plastic bags create floating islands and strew the banks.

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