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From Xiang to Yangtze, Watchers of the Chinese Rivers

By Cheng Sun, Xiang River Waterkeeper 2,295 years ago, the patriotic poet Yuan Qu committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River after being unfairly accused of treason. People rushed to search for his body but did so in vain. Fearing the body might be eaten by fish, they tossed rice balls into the ...


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Pollution Cannot be Political

By Maia Berlow, Advocacy Intern at Waterkeeper Alliance On June 14th, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of the Flint Water Crisis. Lyon is accused of failing to alert the majority-black population in the Flint area to a Legionnaire’s ...


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Oyster Reef Restoration in Liaodong Peninsula

By Zhipeng Wang and Shengwei Zeng of Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper In December 2015, Sirui Wang,  Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper and long-time environmental advocate, initiated a discussion on how to solve ocean pollution with his colleagues Jing Zhu, Wenting Qiu and Shengwei Zeng. Utilizing their collective knowledge, they found that oyster reefs play a great ...


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One Belt, One Road… ONE BLUE PLANET

“All of the pollution we force upon our rivers, is but only wounds to our civilizations and ourselves. To protect rivers, is to protect the common interests of the entire human race.” — excerpt from the Humans and Rivers Declaration, Hangzhou, China, June 28, 2017 Hangzhou, China is likened to the American city of Seattle, ...


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Environmental Groups Sue over Unsafe Waters in New York City

Lax Oversight Allows City and State to Evade Health Protections, Continue Sewer Overflows of 20 Billion Gallons/Year A coalition of nine New York City, regional, and national environmental organizations, represented by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, filed suit in federal court today against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint alleges that EPA is failing ...


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Kick Out The Dams!

This week, I returned from a trip to the beautiful country of Sweden, where I spent time with Thomas Johansson, Swedish Baltic Rivers Waterkeeper, and Christer Borg, Alvraddanas Waterkeeper, to witness and discuss the impacts of dams on Sweden’s rivers. Little did I know, we would be celebrating a new dam removal victory during our ...


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Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is a threat to human rights

By Maia Berlow, Advocacy Intern at Waterkeeper Alliance As I think about the different categories of rights I deeply care about — minority, women’s and children’s rights, freedom of expression, and the right to housing — it becomes increasingly clear that all of these rights are threatened by climate change. Climate change already disrupts people’s ...


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Great Beer for a Great Cause

With a summer-long Instagram contest, the time is now to help Waterkeeper Alliance Save our Water and drink delicious beer! When you post using the hashtag #saveourwaterWKA and tag @SweetWaterBrew, Waterkeeper Alliance is entered to win our own unique SweetWater collaboration beer. Waterkeeper Alliance is proud to work with SweetWater Brewing Company during their annual ...


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Pesticides Poisoning our Waterways | Dive Into Democracy

Right ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, when so many families are heading to their favorite waterbody to kick off the summer, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would make it easier for companies to dump pesticides into our waterways. Pesticides, which are poisons meant to kill certain organisms, are often toxic ...


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Business Runs Better on Clean Water

Reposted with permission from Orange County Coastkeeper Blog Coastkeeper works to safeguard Orange County’s 42 miles of coastline and protect its invaluable fishable, swimmable, drinkable and sustainable waters. We are now the region’s principal steward of clean water, using the federal Clean Water Act and California Coastal Act to protect, preserve and restore Orange County’s ...