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Breaking from Abbott and Fossil Fuel Titan, Australian Coal Port Votes to Divest
Newcastle, Australia—home to the world's largest coal export port—on Tuesday joined the growing divestment movement after voting to pull its holdings from the country's biggest banks if they continue to fund fossil fuel projects. The 6-5 city council vote marked a decisive break from Prime Minister...
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New Divestment Campaign Calls on Natural History Museums to Wake Up on Climate
If museums are meant to preserve natural history, why do they invest in companies whose activities are making nature history? So asks a new campaign launched Friday, which singles out five influential U.S. science and natural history institutions, calling on them to demonstrate their leadership by...
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Canada’s Carbon Moment Has Arrived
As Canadians prepare to vote in an upcoming federal election, it’s time to reassess the country’s economic prospects, once touted as the strong suit of Stephen Harper’s government. For almost a decade, Canadians have been told massive expansion of Alberta’s oil sands would be the engine of economic...
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Islamic Declaration Blasts Short-Sighted Capitalism, Demands Action on Climate
Just as scientists announced July was the hottest month in recorded history, and ahead of a major climate summit in Paris later this year, an international group of Islamic leaders on Tuesday released a public declaration calling on the religion's 1.6 billion followers to engage on the issue of...
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How Trade Activism and Divestment Go Hand-in-Hand
Across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of climate activists are engaged in a fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a trade deal being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, fossil fuel divestment activists are pushing...
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Fossil Fuel Funding Boycott Puts Spotlight on Clinton Campaign
Progressive groups have a challenge for presidential hopefuls: Put your money where your mouth is on the climate, and swear off contributions from fossil fuel companies. To affirm their commitment to taking on the climate crisis and "standing up to the corrupting influence of fossil-fuel companies...
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Following Student-Led Campaign, Columbia to Divest from Prisons
Columbia University on Monday announced that it would divest from the private prison industry and ban reinvestment in companies that operate prisons, making it the first college to cut ties with a system that student activists say is racist, exploitative, and unjust. The announcement follows 16...
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I Spent the Night in the Tate Gallery, Listening to the Quiet Sounds of Art Activism
It’s 5:20am in the morning, and I’m sitting on a small folding stool at the side of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. It feels strangely soothing as I sit listening to the musical night time sounds inside the Tate Modern. The drone of the air conditioning units forms the backdrop to a cacophony of dull...
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In Leaked Draft, Pope Francis Takes 'Hard Core' Stance on Climate Debate
In a lengthy and moving letter to Roman Catholic bishops leaked on Monday, Pope Francis unequivocally asserts that "human activity" is to blame for our planet's destruction, and the only solution is for humanity to change its "lifestyle" and "consumption." The draft encyclical, published by Italian...
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Climate Action Is In the Air
The following remarks were made at the conclusion of the UN climate talks that formally concluded in Bonn, Germany on Thursday. This week — and the past few months — have seen an incredible surge of momentum for climate action around the world. Climate action is in the air. "Much more work to be...
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