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Sign the petition: Denounce Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change is a global threat and the Trump administration dangerously continues to deny the issue. In 2017, Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement—a landmark, global agreement to combat climate change. In the two years since Trump’s decision, the U.S. has experienced devastating climate change-driven events including ...


Photo: Range of scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, created in cooperation with Scenarios Networks for Alaska + Arctic Planning and The Nature Conservancy in 2010.

Cook Inletkeeper’s Fight Against Climate Change for Wild Alaskan Salmon

Cook Inletkeeper Bob Shavelson has been fighting climate change in Alaska for twenty years. From melting sea ice and receding glaciers to warming salmon streams and eroding coastlines, Alaska is on the front lines of rapid climate change.  Inletkeeper started recruiting a coalition of scientists, Alaska Natives, fishermen, and legislators by focusing on the one ...


Waterkeepers Fighting Climate Change: Eight Projects Making a Difference

U.S. Waterkeepers are fighting climate change by working to protect the areas they love best from rising seas, ocean acidification, and fossil fuel industry expansion. Their work shows that we can all do our part to keep the planet habitable.  Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Basinkeeper Dean Wilson worked tirelessly in Louisiana to block the Bayou Bridge Pipeline ...


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Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign announces relaunch six weeks after Hurricane Dorian

On July 15, 2019, five leading Bahamian environmental groups — the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, Save the Bays, ReEarth, EARTHCARE, and Waterkeepers Bahamas — later joined by the international Waterkeeper Alliance organization, launched the “Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” campaign. By the end of August, more than 100,000 supporters had signed ...


Stop EPA’s Latest Assault on Our Health and Our Planet: Oppose Weakening of EPA’s Methane Rule

Responding to pressure from the White House and the fossil fuel industry, EPA is putting protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block once again. EPA’s latest regulatory rollback proposal would eliminate current Clean Air Act requirements to control methane emissions from new wells, pipelines, and other infrastructure. It also challenges federal ...


Bayou City Waterkeeper Advocates for Flood Planning “Rooted in Equity”

In Houston, residents already feel the climate crisis’ impact. The low-lying city faces threats of sea level rise, storms of increasing strength and frequency, and overuse of underground freshwater is causing the city to sink—a process known as subsidence. These impacts are disproportionately felt by communities of color, immigrants, and generally those with fewer means ...


Floods and Frustration: The New Normal in Kansas

NOTE: As of Friday, May 31st, officials warned of a potential evacuation for the town of Manhattan, Kansas, because of elevated levels at the Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Friends of the Kaw, lives on a small farm south of the Kansas River, which she said is currently a “mud ...


Hurricane Season: With No Changes on Industrial Farms, N.C.’s Not Ready

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper Larry Baldwin shot the photo below from a small plane over North Carolina on Sept. 17, 2018. Look closely to the right of the truck, and you’ll see a pump from an industrial hog operation that’s piping raw hog waste into floodwaters following Hurricane Florence. It’s a visual example of how $15 ...


Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development

Water-sucking Project Threatens Endangered Species, Climate, Air Quality Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration to challenge what would be the nation’s first commercial-scale oil shale mine and processing facility. The lawsuit says officials failed to protect several endangered species when they approved rights-of-way across public lands to provide utilities to the proposed oil shale development. The massive ...


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Tell Congress to invest in true green infrastructure

The floods that sloshed through the Midwest, Texas, and the Great Plains earlier this month were a reminder that climate change, urban sprawl, and wetland destruction have put huge swaths of the U.S. at risk. But even without a $2 trillion deal, there’s much that Congress can do to build infrastructure that’s truly green, infrastructure ...