Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt is an independent journalist who covers climate change, international negotiations and energy policy. Her work has appeared in Common Dreams, Alternet, Climate Progress, Grist, The Nation, The Progressive and the Washington Monthly.

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Thousands of water protectors and allies spent weeks at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Environmental Justice Wins, Pipelines Lose
On July 6, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be shut down and emptied by August 5 until a more extensive environmental review can be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The order marks a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies, who have been...
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Activists from "Ende Gelände" have invaded the Garzweiler open-cast mine and occupied a lignite excavator. A banner with the inscription "System relevant? Mumpitz!" was attached to the excavator. The activists are behind it. (Photo: David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Ende Gelände: 'When Laws Fail, It Is time for Blockades!'
On Friday, June 26, 2020, Ende Gelände (a German idiomatic expression meaning "here and no further") occupied a mine excavator in Jaenschwalde, near the German-Polish border. The Jaenschwalde lignite-fired power plant is owned by LEAG , a Czech-owned company and the fourth largest power plant...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stiglitz and the WEF: Making the Connection between Climate Change and Economics
The World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos this week. Why is the WEF vital for climate change?
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
70 Green Groups Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change
Last Friday, the League of Women Voters in Hawaii sent Obama back to D.C. on his last day of family vacation in his native Hawaii with a reminder that his action or inaction on addressing climate change will have a great impact on the island's future.
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Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in Promised Land
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Monday, December 31, 2012
In Praise of Environmentalist Becky Tarbotton, 1973-2012
"We need to remember that the work of our time is bigger than climate change. We need to be setting our sights higher and deeper. What we're really talking about, if we're honest with ourselves, is transforming everything about the way we live on this planet." —Rebecca Tarbotton
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Rio+20: A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – On Friday afternoon, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development convened. Dubbed Rio+20, the conference was the largest UN summit ever held and marked the 20-year anniversary of the original Earth Summit also held in Rio. Attended by 50,000, the three-day conference brought together heads of states and delegates, business leaders and the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, NGOs and media.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rio+20 Kicks Off
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – This morning, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) kicked off in Brazil. From June 20-22, 2012, the conference brings together around 50,000 persons: heads of states and delegates, business leaders and the private sector, NGOs, journalists, environmentalists, activists, indigenous groups and civil society, as they seek to eradicate poverty, world hunger, social inequity and climate change.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Get it Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty
DURBAN, South Africa – As the sun set over Durban on Saturday, time was running out for an agreement to be reached at the COP 17. In a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11 th hour.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
America’s Pacific Century?: APEC Summit in Hawaii Seeks to Implement Free Trade Agreement of the Asia Pacific Region
HONOLULU, Hawai’i -- As international attention focuses on the economic situation of the EU - the rollercoaster political-economic ride of events unfolding in Greece and Italy and the G20 summit in Cannes - and domestic attention focuses on the Occupy Wall Street movement and the XL Keystone Pipeline protests, President Obama shifts gears this week to the Asia Pacific region. On Tuesday, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit kicked off in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Running through Sunday, November 13, the summit brings together 21 Pacific Rim economies.
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