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Conservationists Intervene in Ludicrous Effort to Dam the Little Colorado River Half a Mile from the Grand Canyon

Today a coalition of conservation organizations sought intervention and opposed preliminary permits for a series of new dams and reservoirs on the Little Colorado River just a few thousand feet from the Grand Canyon. Earthjustice is representing Save the Colorado, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra Club, Living Rivers, Waterkeeper Alliance, and WildEarth Guardians in ...


Florida Officials Urged to Set Standards to Protect People, Wildlife From Harmful Algal Blooms

Nine conservation groups sent a letter today urging Florida officials to set water-quality standards for the harmful toxins in algal blooms.  The groups are calling on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to establish legal limits for cyanotoxins that pose severe health risks to people and wildlife. The standards will help notify the public when ...


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 ...


Waters of the United States under the Trump admiistration.

Gulf and South Atlantic Waterkeepers Respond to Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

Across the Gulf and South Atlantic regions of the US, Waterkeepers responded to the EPA rollbacks of Clean Water Act protections with creative, informative, inspiring content.  In case you missed it: on September 12, after many months of warning they’d do so, our current administration rolled back protections for millions of acres of wetlands and ...


Equinor oil pollution in field.

Mitigate Oil Pollution

By Save the Bays. Reposted with permission from Save the Bays As our islands become more populated, the demand for energy increases, however, this should be done with full accountability to our environment by those companies providing power and fuel to our Islands. Development and industry are essential for jobs and our economy, but we ...


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Worried About Microplastics? Stormwater Is A Solution

By Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance executive director. Reposted with permission from California Coastkeeper Alliance. New research shows stormwater is the primary source of microplastics in coastal waters — here’s how to prevent it. Every year, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic — equivalent to about a million pieces each for every man, woman and ...


Bringing Sampling Equipment — And Moral Support — to the Bahamas, After Dorian

Christian Breen, Waterkeeper Alliance field investigator, and Pete Nichols, Waterkeeper’s organizing director, spent five days in late September assisting Waterkeepers Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.  Their presence, by itself, was a comfort to Rashema Ingraham, executive director of Waterkeepers Bahamas and Bimini Coastal Waterkeeper. The official Bahamas death toll for the hurricane stands ...


Testing Shows Bahamas Oil Spill Contaminated Wetlands More Than One Mile Away

Nearly Five Million Gallons Spilled; Cleanup Effort Appears to be Inadequate The Bahamas oil spill during Hurricane Dorian contaminated water in critical wetland habitat, including an area more than one mile away from the spill, according to sampling done by Waterkeepers Bahamas, Save the Bays, and Waterkeeper Alliance.  The groups took water samples at five ...


Sarasota County Sewage Plant Cow Pen Slough

Suncoast Waterkeeper’s “Sick of Sewage” Campaign Resolves Lawsuit Against Sarasota County

Suncoast Waterkeeper, Our Children’s Earth Foundation, and Ecological Rights Foundation are celebrating our third legal victory in the ongoing “Sick of Sewage” campaign focused on cleaning up Gulf Coast waters. After a series of horrific sewage spills in 2016 despoiled Tampa Bay and other local waters, the environmental groups brought suit against the cities of ...