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Dongting Lake Waterkeeper: Protector of the Finless Porpoise

By BingXiu He, Dongting Lake Waterkeeper With a round head, charming smile, and lively character, the Yangtze finless porpoise is easy to fall in love with. The porpoise, also known as the panda of the river, is an endemic species of China. Before human beings appeared, these aquatic marine mammals had a thriving population in the ...


North Carolina Secretary of Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart discusses environmental issues with an Advanced Placement Environmental class at Broughton High School, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Raleigh.

In North Carolina, We’ve Seen How Pruitt’s Appointee Advises

By Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins  Scott Pruitt’s recent decisions to purge EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), change eligibility requirements and appoint industry-friendly members are the latest indications that the agency established to protect our environment has been captured by the polluters it was created to regulate. SAB scientists are ...


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Stand with Water Protectors & Reject Keystone XL!

By John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper One year ago, I stood in solidarity with thousands of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota to stop the flow of dirty and dangerous Bakken crude oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We were there in peaceful protest with tribal members of the ...


Litter Along Our Rivers

Litter can be a personal issue. For some, the shock of seeing local wildlife munch on plastic bags spurs them to volunteer for beach clean-ups. For others, the importance of keeping our water clean hits home when family members get sick after a swim at a contaminated beach. But for many, soda cans, water bottles, ...


Labrador Waterkeeper on “Big Dams, Big Damage” Tour to Highlight Muskrat Falls

As an Oregonian, I’ve long heard epic and heartbreaking stories about Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Straddling the border of Oregon and Washington State, Celilo Falls was a traditional fishing area for indigenous people, including the Yakama, Umatilla, and the Walla Walla Tribes. Celilo was the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America until ...


Project Osiris – The Next 20 Years of Waterkeeper Alliance

This letter, co-written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Marc Yaggi, originally appeared in our 2017 Annual Report. Dear Waterkeeper Alliance supporter, Pollution, diversion and drought have triggered a global water crisis that will be the central political, cultural and economic feature of our children’s lives. The World Bank predicts that the looming world water cataclysm — ...


Defending Marine Protected Areas in Belize

Belize — a small country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east — has a well-deserved reputation as a paradise on earth thanks to its crystal blue coastal waters, healthy mangrove lagoons, and lush rainforests full of exotic wildlife. But ...


Celebrating 45 Years of the Clean Water Act

Today marks an important anniversary not only for waterways across the United States, but for the health and wellbeing of all who reside here. On October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act became law. In light of current threats to the Act, the 45th anniversary of this crucial law provides a unique opportunity to reflect ...


Swimming 24 Miles for Clean Water in Iraqi Kurdistan

In September, in the midst of major political campaigning in Iraqi Kurdistan for an independence referendum, Waterkeepers Iraq was quietly conducting a swimming expedition to promote clean water. With seven water advocates and a small staff from a local television station on board, three swimmers completed the first ever attempt to swim the entire distance ...


Hawai‘i and China Connect on Maui

This summer Green Zhejiang, the parent organization of Qiantang River Waterkeeper, once again brought a group of students to Hawai‘i to explore its culture and environment. Unlike the past two trips, this time a local Waterkeeper – the first of its kind in Hawai‘i – was there to accompany the Green Zhejiang’s Nature Expedition Team. ...