Waterkeeper Blog

Climate Change

keyboard_backspace All News

17 posts tagged with "Climate Change"

peoples climate march

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 ...

nepal himalayas

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 ...


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 ...

pruitt (1)

Scott Pruitt is unfit to serve as EPA Administrator

Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Attorney Kelly Foster spoke as an expert witness on a panel discussion held last Tuesday by Senate Democrats on the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) regarding the nomination of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator. As the former Environmental Protection Unit Chief in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, ...

pruitt epa

ACT NOW: EPA Is In Danger

Yesterday, Senate Democrats on the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hosted a panel discussion to further examine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt’s environmental record and highlight his lack of qualifications needed to lead the agency. Waterkeeper Alliance’s Senior Attorney Kelly Foster spoke as an expert witness; as ...

naropa explorers club

Naropa 2016: A Call to Action to Protect Himalayan Waterways

With all of the negative energy, fake news, trolling, hate speech and more invading our daily lives, it is refreshing to take some time to focus on people who are working together to create positive change. Just a few months ago, I was in Ladakh, India. A small Waterkeeper team had traveled to the Himalayas ...


Trump’s Cabinet Will Throw Us Into Environmental Catastrophe

ACT NOW: Write your Senator today and demand they do not approve Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, and Rex Tillerson to Trump’s Cabinet. The facts are clear. President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees represent a targeted and well-thought out assault on America’s environmental protections. The President-Elect is stacking his leadership with not only the fossil fuel industry’s ...

dakota access pipeline standing rock

Stop Dakota Access Before It’s Too Late

Our deadly addiction to fossil fuels and ​our ​too slow transition to a clean energy economy is threatening our very existence, and ultimately ​forces citizens to take measures into their own hands, like the thousands who are engaging in non-violent protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Their reward?  Pepper spray, vicious attack ...

water transfers rule campaigns waterkeeper alliance epa

We Continue Our Fight

As news of yesterday’s U.S. Presidential election reverberates around the world, we want to assure you that it will not deter the Waterkeeper movement’s global work fighting for social justice, strong communities, and healthy waterways. On the contrary, Waterkeeper Alliance will be more ambitious than ever in its efforts to continue to strengthen and grow a ...


Inspiration In The Year Of The Monkey

Earlier this month, Waterkeeper Alliance’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Sharon Khan, and I traveled to remote Ladakh, India in the northern reaches of this beautiful and expansive country. Our trip coincided with the festival of Naropa, a Buddhist celebration that occurs once every 12 years in the year of the Monkey. For this event, His Holiness ...