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Waterkeeper Magazine: Climate Wars—Stories from the Frontlines
Across the world, from New York’s Hudson River to Bangladesh’s Buriganga, more than 200 Waterkeepers are fighting destructive fossil-fuel projects, to protect their watersheds and the planet. Find out what Waterkeepers around the globe are doing to fight dirty energy and to protect our planet’s most precious resource, in our biannual Waterkeeper Magazine.
"Last year was the hottest year on record in the United States,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. writes in his article, Why I Got Arrested at the White House, that leads off this issue. “More than half the country suffered severe drought; the Mississippi River was at near-record lows; wildfires swept through the West, and Superstorm Sandy flooded the East Coast, virtually paralyzing one of the greatest cities in the world, New York. Similar weather-related calamities are now happening regularly across the world. A global crisis is unfolding before our eyes, and immediate action is required."
The spring issue features stories from Waterkeepers fighting massive industrial polluters, the truth about farm-raised salmon, and shocking images of the devastation to small communities caused by fracking.
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The Return of a Relative: Tribal Communities in the Northern Great Plains Rally Around Bison Restoration
By Clay Bolt
On Oct. 11 people around the world celebrated the release of four plains bison onto a snow-covered butte in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
The climate crisis has put at least 945 designated toxic waste sites at severe risk of disaster from escalating wildfires, floods, rising seas and other climate-related disasters, according to a new study from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), as the AP reported.
By Bailey Hopp
If you had to choose a diamond for your engagement ring from below or above the ground, which would you pick … and why would you pick it? This is the main question consumers are facing when picking out their diamond engagement ring today. With a dramatic increase in demand for conflict-free lab-grown diamonds, the diamond industry is shifting right before our eyes.
For one year Rob Greenfield grew and foraged all of his own food. No grocery stores, no restaurants, no going to a bar for a drink, not even medicines from the pharmacy.
Apple has removed all 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store, the company announced on Friday. The removal of the apps comes after thousands of people across the country have developed lung illnesses from vaping and 42 people have died.