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140 Groups Call on Trans Mountain’s Insurers to Drop the Pipeline


Today, 140 organizations representing 24 million people sent a letter to the current insurers of Trans Mountain, urging them to stop insuring the tar sands...

Eagle-Eye View: Innovative applications for river protection


By Dan Liu, Gan River Waterkeeper Gan River Waterkeeper is in constant pursuit of innovation. Traveling 550 miles, the Gan River is the longest river in...

Amazon Waterway: New risks for the river guardians under the pandemic


By Liliana García & Verónica Portugal, Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) Photos by Rolando Mondragón/DAR Deep in the Amazon, the people...

Conservationists Intervene To Oppose New Dam Project Near The Grand Canyon


New hydropower project would harm Little Colorado River and endangered species A coalition of conservation groups filed a motion to intervene today to...

Hog and Poultry Waste Threat in N.C. Has Gotten Worse Since Hurricane Florence


North Carolina’s industrial meat operations pose a greater environmental threat today than they did when Hurricane Florence hit the state in 2018. And...

A Chilling Message: Keep Away from Water’s Edge


By Brian Fannon, Yadkin Riverkeeper The message from local officials about a pond near Lake Norman last summer was chilling: “Keep away from the water’s...

EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance: Poultry Factory Farms Disproportionately Threaten Black, Native American, and Latino People in North Carolina


113 Million Chickens and Turkeys in Three Eastern Counties Alone The predominantly Black, Native American, and Latino residents of three eastern North...

UPDATE: Exposing Fields of Filth: Factory Farms Disproportionately Threaten Black, Latino, and Native American North Carolinians


By Sarah Graddy, EWG Communications Director; Ellen Simon, Waterkeeper Alliance Advocacy Writer; and Soren Rundquist, EWG Director of Spatial Analysis1...

Accenture Announces U.S. Innovation Challenge Winner


University of Virginia team wins with an innovative project to fight plastic pollution in waterways A team of undergraduate students from the University...

New legal analysis: Dams that threaten the source of the Amazon can’t legally be built


The environmental impact assessments for two dams planned on Marañon River, the main tributary to the Amazon, have expired, meaning the dams can no longer...

Climate change protestors

Sign the petition: Support the Climate Action Plan


We can’t wait another second to address climate change! Climate change is the largest and most imminent global threat facing us today. And yet, Trump...

Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice


Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice in its...

In it for the Long Haul: Saluting Waterkeeper Heroes


In a world where so much seems to be measured in dollars and cents, (or Euros or Kenyan Shillings or Peruvian Sols), we quantify our work differently. ...

What’s in your water: check before you swim


By Will Hendrick, Waterkeeper Alliance senior attorney and manager, and Gray Jernigan, Green Riverkeeper. Photos by MountainTrue. What’s in the water...

Pipeline protest by Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancelled After Years of Activism, Waterkeepers React to the Win


By Julia Widmann and Malaika Elias, organizers at Waterkeeper Alliance In an unexpected series of pipeline-related wins for communities of color and environmental...

Angels in the Courtroom


To celebrate the first anniversary of its historic legal victory against a tannery operation that had been illegally dumping its sludge in nearby farmlands,...

The Yarra: A Journey Towards Ecological Restoration


By Andrew Kelly, Yarra Riverkeeper A federal grant was recently awarded to the Yarra Riverkeeper Association to begin the process of rewilding the Yarra...

Alberta Tar Sands operation from above.

Demand Insurance Giants Stop Underwriting the Trans Mountain Pipeline


You have an important opportunity to stand for climate action, while defending clean water and Indigenous rights: Join us in demanding that insurance giants...

“Biogas” Won’t Lead to a Cleaner, Greener North Carolina


By Kemp Burdette, the Cape Fear Riverkeeper at Cape Fear River Watch Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion company, has a plan to profit from hog waste. That...

Peru’s planned dams would displace 1,000 and “decapitate” the Amazon


Photos by Ben Webb Twenty hydroelectric dams are planned for Peru’s Marañón River, the primary tributary to the Amazon; two have been approved. These...

Waterkeepers in Alabama Fight for Virtual Coal Ash Hearings During Pandemic


Last week, Mobile Baykeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, and several partners in Alabama swiftly jumped into action to protect the health...

Tell your Members of Congress: Pass a “clean” budget!


As Congress prepares to negotiate budget appropriations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and long overdue demands for racial justice, we must ensure that our...

Lily Chee

Three Simple Things You Can Do to #KickOutPlastic


As an environmental organization, we must continue being vocal in the fight against racism, for environmentalism and social justice go hand in hand. Race...

3 Signs of Progress for Rondout Creek


Rondout Creek is a major tributary of the Hudson River, and improving water quality in the creek has been a focus of Hudson Riverkeeper for several years....

The River That Made Seattle

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
  • News

“Cummings brings the river and its history to life… A must-read for anyone who wants to know the story flowing through Seattle.” –...