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Rebuilding after hurricanes, rethinking where infrastructure is built

Hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30, but as we assess the damage done so far by 2018’s hurricanes, it’s clearly time to rethink what we build in vulnerable areas, where industry and infrastructure failures can make natural disasters even more dire. The human toll has been devastating. Hurricane Florence and its aftermath killed 53 ...


st. johns riverkeeper, climate change

River Rising: A Town Hall Series by St. Johns Riverkeeper

In our troubled era of trust and communication, St. Johns Riverkeeper is riding the tide of facts and storytelling for the betterment of its community and watershed. And whether this fundamental, yet often overlooked exercise of simply confronting difficult issues with open dialogue should be replicated elsewhere by other Waterkeepers, or if it is uniquely ...


Act Now to Stop Weakening of EPA’s “Methane Rule”

EPA succumbs to White House and fossil fuel industry pressure to put protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block Under pressure from the White House, on October 15, 2018, EPA granted the fossil fuel industry’s wish and published proposed revisions to standards that control methane emissions from oil and gas production. ...


Take Heed: Get Out the Vote

Last week, as Hurricane Michael quickly strengthened from a tropical depression to a life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, leading to massive destruction and more than a dozen deaths, the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change released a report that is deeply troubling. The climate report, issued by a group of scientists convened by the United ...


Huong River Waterkeeper Trains Women to Prevent Flooding

The half million people who live in the area along Vietnam’s Tam Giang Lagoon, Southeast Asia’s largest, have been buffeted in recent decades by flooding from the sea, rivers, and heavy rainfall. In the province, climate change and rapid urbanization have caused particularly unpredictable flooding in Hue, the capital, which is a UNESCO World Heritage ...


Waterkeepers Document Devastation: Florence in Photos

Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeeper groups in the Carolinas documented the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence. As soon as it was safe to do, Waterkeepers were in the air, on the ground, and on the waters monitoring conditions at coal ash pits, industrial swine and poultry operations, and other pollution threats to the states’ waterways. Disasters ...


U.S. insurance companies targeted for risk

Amid the bustle of the Global Climate Action Summit last week in San Francisco, and while Waterkeeper Organizations were scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Waterkeeper Alliance and partners launched a new campaign in the U.S. on divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Elected leaders from around the world, indigenous representatives from ...


Monsters of our own creation

On two opposite ends of the world, millions are reeling from the impacts of superstorms—terrifying reminders of our warming planet. In North Carolina, floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to rise, killing at least 18 people, causing massive infrastructure failure, and cutting people off from rescue efforts. At the same time, monster Typhoon Mangkhut has killed ...


Major consumer, climate groups call on insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels

New campaign Insure Our Future to hold US insurers accountable for a role in climate change as first US insurance company to commit not to invest in coal On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), a new campaign, Insure Our Future, is calling out the U.S. insurance industry as a major contributor to climate change ...


Local Leaders Key to Solving Global Climate/Water Crisis

Climate change means more than heat waves and long summers—it means drought, flooding, food insecurity, geopolitical conflict, warming oceans, sea level rise, and so much more. It affects every person on the planet. Waterkeeper Alliance is devoted to protecting our communities and waterways from climate change’s short and long-term effects. We believe that highly trained, ...