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Climate Solutions

Volume 17 (Spring 2021)

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Turning a Water Crisis into a Path to Peace, Letter from the Executive Director | Innovation

  • By: Marc Yaggi
  • Climate Solutions

EcoPeace Middle East is pursuing a plan so visionary and audacious that it offers all of us a paradigm for tackling climate change.

Using, Not Abusing, Mother Nature | Restoration

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is restoring shorelines to stop erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and filter pollution.

Australia’s Government Heeds the Yarra River’s Call of the Wild | Restoration

  • By: Yarra Riverkeeper
  • Climate Solutions

Our Yarra Riverkeeper team is pursuing a vision of regenerating the Yarra corridor of Victoria, Australia.

Many small oysters on a yellow table.

Native Oysters Return to Their Namesake Waters: Pearl Harbor | Restoration

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • Climate Solutions

As O‘ahu Waterkeeper builds oyster colonies, it’s also building future carbon sinks — at a time our oceans desperately need them. 

You Will Not Dam This Holy River | Preservation

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Nepal’s Karnali River is one of the longest undammed rivers on Earth. Karnali Riverkeeper Megh Ale is making sure it stays that way.

Senglong Youk, Waterkeeper of the Mekong and Tonle Sap poses for a photo in front of a Cham muslim fishing community in Chrouy Changvar, a peninsula between both rivers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Preserving Cambodia’s Watery “Soul” | Preservation

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Climate Solutions

Tonle Sap Lake Waterkeeper works to empower local communities to claim their right to natural resource management.

Rio Mapacho Waterkeeper Makes a Stand for Peru’s Majestic Glaciers | Preservation

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
  • Climate Solutions

Among all the major impacts of climate change in Peru, the loss of 40% of its glaciers in the last 40 years stands out.

The skylines of New York and New Jersey with the Hudson River in between.

New Hope for Climate Protection on the Hudson — and Beyond | Preservation

  • By: Paul Gallay
  • Climate Solutions

As we take steps to protect our coastlines from flooding, we must make sure we don’t inflict further damage to our rivers or environment.

Greening China’s Test-Frenzied Classrooms | Education & Leadership

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Qiantang River Waterkeeper’s River Angels program offers China’s schoolchildren a chance to get involved with protecting the environment.

To Fight Climate Change, Look to the Trees | Education & Leadership

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Mangrove planting is an ecosystem-based flood resilience method that empowers women in environmental protection.

Ridding Baltimore’s Waters of a Plague of Pollutants | Education & Leadership

  • By: Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper
  • Climate Solutions

Blue Water Baltimore is a science-based watershed organization in central Maryland tackling Baltimore’s top pollutants.

Leading the Fight Against Climate Change in Cartagena de Indias | Education & Leadership

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
  • Climate Solutions

Cartagena Baykeeper is stepping up to protect against climate change in Colombia as extreme weather conditions are a new reality.

The Thin Green Line | Polluting Infrastructure

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

How a Grassroots Movement Fought Fossil Fuel Exports in the Pacific Northwest — and Won.

Let Our Rivers Run Free: Dam Removal in Sweden | Polluting Infrastructure

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Dam removals, no matter how small or large, are desirable for both biodiversity and climate action. 

Dams are a Climate Disaster | Polluting Infrastructure

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • Climate Solutions

Planned dams on Peru’s Marañón River present a threat not just to the climate, but to the people, ecology, and culture.

It Takes a Village…to Say No to Coal | Polluting Infrastructure

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

After years of advocacy, Bargny Coast Waterkeeper is celebrating the closure of the Sendou coal-fired power station in Senegal. 

Groundbreaking Legal Victory Could Change Water Management in California | Regulatory Wins

  • By: Guest Contributor
  • Climate Solutions

Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s constitutional challenge could pave the way for massive water recycling in the Golden State.

Putting People and Nature First in Texas’s Petrochemical Corridor | Regulatory Wins

  • By: Julia Widmann
  • Climate Solutions

Few cities embody the complexity of the climate crisis more than Houston, the low-lying city along the upper Texas coast.

Ending the Dangerous Folly of Nuclear Power in South Florida | Regulatory Wins

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • Climate Solutions

Sunny-day flooding and record-setting hurricane seasons are some of the climate change threats Miami lives with daily.

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change in the Heartland | Regulatory Wins

  • By: Julia Widmann
  • Climate Solutions

In the American Midwest, the climate crisis is nearly synonymous with the water crisis, and nature-based solutions are much needed.