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Worsening High Tide Flooding Washes Pollution into Water Bodies

Reposted with permission from Miami Waterkeeper As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding has worsened in many coastal cities on the east coast like Miami. As these flood waters recede, they carry excess toxic pollutants and nutrients into rivers, bays, lakes, and coastal waters. According to NOAA, from the year 2000 to 2017, high tide flooding ...


Report: James Riverkeeper, Partners, Raise Concerns over Threats from Toxic Floodwaters to Vulnerable Communities

Climate change, Toxic Floodwaters (TFW), and communities of color—what do they all have to do with each other? For the James River Watershed: a dismaying intersection, covered in a recent report highlighting the risk of climate-induced Toxic Floodwaters on communities of color in Virginia. TFW refers to flooding caused by storms or climate-related events that ...


On Earth Day, Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Clean Up Postal Service Trucks

Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Federal Leadership in Energy Efficient Transportation (FLEET) Act of 2019, legislation to make the American transportation sector cleaner by transforming the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) federal fleet into a national leader in fuel efficiency and technological innovation. “Earth Day calls on us all to become better ...


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The Green New Deal: What Does it Mean for Water?

By Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal With 2018 being the fourth-hottest year on record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years on record having occurred since 2001, there is no denying that we need bold action to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed. ...


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. ...


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 ...


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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 ...


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 ...