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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Sign and send the petition to the U.S. Senate: We must have funding for Vote by Mail


The coronavirus pandemic is deeply impacting our elections, as states move to protect voters’ health during this crisis. We are less than six months...

Leviathan Dreams

  • By: Boulder Waterkeeper
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By Ted Ross, Boulder Waterkeeper As we all emerge from the anxiety of the coronavirus quarantine it is time to consider how our world might be changing...

Announcing our 2020 Terry Backer Award Winners

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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Terry Backer, the first Long Island Soundkeeper, was — and remains — one of our movement’s most iconic activists: Spirited, determined, charismatic,...

Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman talks race and the environment | Republished

  • By: Malaika Elias
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As the U.S., once again, grapples with its racist past and present, we’re focusing on what we can do to build a more just and inclusive environmental...

Black Lives Matter flag

We have to do more to fight racism.

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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What is it we must do to make our own movement more just? As we in the U.S. share the righteous anger of our fellow Americans after repeated incidents...

Tell the Senate: Take action on dangerous “Forever Chemicals”


By Anna Maria Stebbins, Advocacy Legal Intern The Senate has the chance to pass an important bill that would require the United States Environmental Protection...

Small Farmers are supporting our communities, let’s return the favor


By Haw Riverkeeper, Emily Sutton. Originally published by Haw River Assembly, republished with permission. Sustainable farmers are not taking days off...

Environmental Rollbacks Won’t Revive the Economy


Re: The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List, The New York Times When Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water...

New Normal Is Not Normal for Our Rivers

  • By: Gomti River Waterkeeper
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By Venkatesh Dutta, Gomti River Waterkeeper Many people living close to the riverbanks in the Ganga Basin, including the Gomti River, believe that there...

Creatively Adapting: Waterkeepers Encourage Solo Cleanups


As we settle into this new COVID-19 reality, Waterkeepers across the movement are finding creative ways to engage their communities and create opportunities...

Take Action: Protect Okefenokee Swamp from a Titanium Mine


Today, you can use your voice to help protect a beautiful blackwater swamp in southern Georgia and the surrounding community from the risk of dangerous...

Perspectives on the Shutdown: Flint Riverkeeper

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Hannah Palmer. Originally published on Finding the Flint. Reposted with permission from Flint Riverkeeper. Perhaps like us, you’ve been wondering...

Thank Congress for standing up to Big Oil!


In late April, sixteen Members of Congress joined together to take a stand against Big Oil and proposed offshore drilling in the waters of The Bahamas,...