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We Can’t Afford to Keep Silent on Climate | Dive Into Democracy

As hurricanes pummel the southeast United States and the Caribbean, the western United States is on track to have the worst fire season in a decade. The process of healing and rebuilding communities affected by these destructive disasters will take years and tens of billions of dollars. As this process begins, it begs the question ...


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Straining Through the Smoke, Looking for a Clean Energy Future

The smoke outside was so thick one could not see the mountains that rise sharply on the other side of the valley. Inside, I sat amongst 400 community members who anxiously awaited updates from the incident command team that recently set up a nearby base camp with almost 600 personnel to fight a complex of ...


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2017: A Year of Devastating Floods

2017 will be remembered as a year of intense flooding. Many reading this will think of the horrific devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked on the city of Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas. Harvey is taking lives, forever altering livelihoods, and destroying billions of dollars of property. A number of key factors contributed to this destruction: misguided ...


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Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Respond to Harvey Devastation

Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance are responding to Hurricane Harvey, working to assess the damage the record-breaking storm has brought to southeast Texas. Deploying the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Rapid Response Protocol, Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance staff are working to support local communities and are developing a long-term cleanup and water monitoring plan for ...


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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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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 ...