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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 ...


Protestors Standing up for Climate at the People's Climate March 2017

Time to fight for local climate action! | Dive Into Democracy

Last week, President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. This decision threatens to dismantle the modest progress that has been made towards global climate action and threatens our climate, our rights, and our future. Although international and federal action on climate change may be stalled, lawmakers and ...


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Sail, Boat, or March to Save Our Oceans

On six continents, Waterkeeper Alliance has over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates fighting for healthy waterways, many of those along coasts taking on issues that affect our oceans. Along the coast of California, California Coastkeeper Alliance actively urges regulators to take actions to mitigate climate change and the ocean acidification that goes with it. On ...


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Our Oceans, Our Future | Dive Into Democracy

Our coasts are under grave threat from the Trump administration catering to fossil fuel companies. The land under the ocean off of our coasts is considered public lands, which means the federal government is in charge of deciding how they are used. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal government decides what offshore ...


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Divest for Children and the Planet

The children and our only planet home. Both are so abundantly diverse and preciously unique that they fill my soul with wonder. Inside my heart lives a fierce drive to see them protected so they may grow to the fullness of their capacity. But alas, I fear that the future of both is threatened by ...


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Through Wind, Rain and Heat – Waterkeepers March For Climate Justice

On April 29th, 2017, an extraordinary gathering of passionate people emerged in towns and cities across the world to march for climate justice. Over 200,000 marched in Washington, D.C. alone – and tens of thousands marched in 370 sister marches. The climate crisis is a water crisis. Climate change is the biggest challenge our communities ...


Waterkeepers Chesapeake Climate March 2017

Waterkeepers Gathered to Honor Our Water at the People’s Climate March

By Robin Broder, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Board Member Reposted with permission from Waterkeepers Chesapeake What an amazing weekend in DC! Thanks to the weeks of preparation by local Riverkeepers, artists and spiritual women, the Waterkeeper movement had one of the best presentations at the People’s Climate March. In the weeks before the March, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean ...


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Get In The Streets – Join Us At The Peoples Climate March!

Whether it is rising sea levels, ocean warming and acidification, or changing weather patterns, climate change impacts every single one of us, and hurts the most vulnerable communities around the world most. On top of this, fossil fuels – which are the source of the majority of greenhouse gas emissions – have other devastating water ...


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Waterkeepers Unite on the Rivers of Nepal

Written with contributions from Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Deputy Director of Waccamaw Riverkeeper In April 2015, a devastating earthquake shook Nepal and took over 8,000 lives.  At the time, one Waterkeeper Organization was in Nepal. Bagmati River Waterkeeper Mausam Khanal, his organizational leader Megh Ale (now the Karnali River Waterkeeper), and their ...


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Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

By Columbia Riverkeeper Brett VandenHeuvel, EcoWatch Reposted with permission from EcoWatch Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken ...