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Air and water under threat as SCOTUS targets environmental laws

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Fiction in the time of climate chaos

The giant wave is coming, folks—but not on the big screen. In this all-climate art panel episode of Art for the End Times, Lyta sits…

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Water protectors in Hawaii confront dangerous environmental polluter: the US military

As Director for the Sierra Club of Hawai’i Wayne Tanaka recently wrote in The Guardian, the US Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility is “a massive underground ‘farm’ of 18-million…

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UN declares healthy environment a human right—now what?

This past fall, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment to be a human right. (The US does not…

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The US military is poisoning the water in O’ahu

As Director for the Sierra Club of Hawai’i Wayne Tanaka recently wrote in The Guardian, the US Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility is “a massive underground ‘farm’…

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Prosecutor sought funding from oil giant Enbridge to jail Line 3 water protectors, says report

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Opinion | CSX explosion in Curtis Bay should alarm Baltimore City and accelerate real change

An explosion at the CSX facility—the second largest coal export pier on the East Coast—in South Baltimore on Dec. 30 is just the latest example…

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Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up captures the stupidity of our political era

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 2, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The times we live in are both shot through…

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World’s top 2021 climate disasters cost nearly $200 billion, says study

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 27, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Coal miners union rebukes Manchin for effort to kill Build Back Better

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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‘Like a teenager promising to clean their room in 30 years’: Biden net-zero climate goal for 2050 ridiculed

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 8, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Progressive climate campaigners on Wednesday overwhelmingly called US…

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Biden ‘fights’ climate crisis with kid gloves on

People around the world watched expectantly as global leaders convened at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland,…

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Two climate activists halt operations at world’s largest coal port

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 17, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Will new governments in Germany and Norway take serious action on climate crisis?

Recent federal elections in Norway and Germany saw entrenched conservative and neoliberal governments swept from power, replaced by an odd assortment of liberals, leftists, and…

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Tribal people from India march to save the Hasdeo forest from mining project

This story originally appeared in Junputh on Oct. 14, 2021, and is shared with permission via the Progressive International’s Wire. It is translated by Abhishek Srivastava. In India’s…

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Fossil fuel lobbyists have larger presence at COP26 than any single country, says report

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 8, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Joe Biden is continuing Donald Trump’s deforestation plans

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Nov. 4, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Rick Bass says he does not consider himself a…

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‘War in the woods’: The fight for Indigenous lands in ancient Fairy Creek rainforest

“A colossal battle to save the last temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island, Canada, is under way, as police and forest protectors are engaged in a…

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The heat is on: Will UN climate change conference finally result in serious action?

For decades, climate scientists and activists have been sounding the alarm that, unless the world takes drastic action, humanity is careening toward disaster and the…

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‘Way off track’: Atmospheric carbon has reached its highest level in 3 million years, says WMO

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 25, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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The 1%’s hand-picked judge throws the book at Steven Donziger

This story first appeared in Jacobin on Oct. 6, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Last week, Chevron finally secured judicial retaliation against Steven…

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The corporate consolidation of farming is a threat to us all

A proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Burnett County, Wisconsin, is slated to house 26,000 hogs and produce millions of gallons of liquid manure…

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