Waterkeeper Alliance

Magazine: Volume 12, Issue 2

Clearing The Air (Summer 2016)

Waterkeeper Magazine puts readers on the front lines of the global environmental crisis, where the Waterkeeper movement is fighting for our rivers, lakes, coastal waters - and the planet. These are the stories you won’t find anywhere else covered in such depth and uncompromising force.

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Une campagne Waterkeeper tendant à arrêter la construction de la dernière usine de charbon proposée au Sénégal, permettant de maintenir le développement du pays sans charbon.

Une campagne Waterkeeper tendant à arrêter la construction de la dernière usine de charbon proposée au Sénégal, permettant de maintenir le développement du pays sans charbon. Ecrit par Hannah Petersen et Peter Harrison, photos par Peter Harrison Au mois de Novembre dernier, quand le monde se préparait pour la réunion historique de l’ONU sur le ...


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President’s Letter | Terry Backer: A Waterkeeper’s Waterkeeper

In 1986, two burly commercial fishermen from Connecticut came to the town of Nyack, New York, on the Hudson River, to buy buck shad for their lobster pots from gillnetter Bobby Gabrielson. Chris Stabelfelt and Terry Backer were both bearded giants who reminded everyone of Bluto and Brutus from the Popeye cartoons. Terry wore an ...


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The Hudson’s Bridge To Death

New York’s massive bridge project is killing endangered sturgeon – icon of the Hudson and symbol for Waterkeepers around the globe – and Riverkeeper’s Captain John Lipscomb is demanding action to protect them. The carcasses began washing up along the Hudson River in the spring of 2012 — one in February, one in March, one ...


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From Rust To Blue

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is transforming its region’s waterways from industrial casualties to catalysts for rebirth. By Devon Dams-O’Connor Buffalo, New York goes by two nicknames: “The Queen City of the Lakes,” for its historical importance as a Great Lakes industrial hub; and “The City of Good Neighbors,” given for the way her people band together without ...


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Senegal’s Waterkeepers Lead A Sendoff For Coal-Fired Sendou

A Waterkeeper-led campaign to halt construction of Senegal’s last proposed coal-fired plant would keep the country’s development coal-free. Written by Hannah Petersen and Peter Harrison. Photos by Peter Harrison. Last November, as the world prepared for the historic UN meeting on climate change in Paris, the Conference of the Parties (COP21), nearly 2,000 people gathered in ...


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Colorado Riverkeeper Takes A Stand Against Tar Sands

Led by Colorado Riverkeeper John Weisheit, a broad coalition of grassroots activists is determined to prevent the first tar sands strip mining in America. Written by Jennifer Ekstrom and Lauren Wood This stuff needs to stay in the ground.” John Weisheit, the Colorado Riverkeeper, puts it bluntly, but with a studied consideration that is his ...


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Protecting The Himalayas – The Rooftop Of The World

In the Mighty Himalayas of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, Waterkeeper organizations, governments and other non-governmental organizations are cooperating to protect fresh water for half the world’s population. Co-written by Sharon Khan, Marc Yaggi, and Megh Bahadur Ale The Himalayan Glaciers, which stretch east from northern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, through Nepal and Bhutan, and ...