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Second growth redwood trees are seen in a grove at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, California, on April 29, 2020. Save the Redwoods League is now focusing on preserving and restoring forests that have been clearcut in the past 100 or so years, after studies showed these forests sequester more carbon, faster than any other forest in the world. (Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) News
New Report Finds Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet's Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs 5-to-1
"Protecting nature halts biodiversity loss, helps fight climate change, and lessens the chance of future pandemics. This is sound public policy, economically, ecologically, and morally."
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"The fossil fuel corporations funded by Wall Street cause vast harm to black communities," writes Connon, "yet, black communities reap almost no benefit from the industry." (Image: Flood Wall Street) Views
What Do the Racial Wealth Gap, Police Brutality, and the Climate Crisis Have in Common? Wall Street
The biggest banks, it turns out, are every bit as complicit in the climate crisis as they were in the slave trade.
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600+ Groups Warn 'Unprecedented' Wave of Corporate Lawsuits Could Imperil Global Fight Against Covid-19
"A spate of cases now could result in a 'regulatory chilling' effect, in which governments water down, postpone, or withdraw actions to tackle the pandemic from the fear of such payments, which could be deadly."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) waves to supporters during the inauguration of a field hospital in Aguas Lindas, in the State of Goiais, Brazil, on June 5, 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. News
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Covid-19
The announcement comes three days after the right-wing leader was photographed without a mask with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.
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 The report warns that the coronavirus pandemic is set to make things worse for the poorest people in the world. News
'Dangerous Complacency': UN Expert Issues Scathing Report Denouncing Global Failures to Tackle Poverty Even Before Covid Pandemic
"Poverty is a political choice and it will be with us until its elimination is reconceived as a matter of social justice."
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Surface air temperature anomaly for June 2020 relative to the June average for the period 1981–2010. News
As Arctic Burns, New Data Shows June 2020 Capped Off Year Tied for Hottest on Record
"So I ask again: where are the breaking news?" tweeted teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. "Where are the front pages? Where are the emergency meetings? Where are the adults?"
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The Protests We Should Be Having to Make the Super-Rich Very Afraid
If we understand our history and consider strategies for the present that might combat greed in a practical way, perhaps we can anticipate what is possible if the super-rich refuse to step away from their yachts, bunkers, and lofty Wall Street pedestals.
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Flying foxes or fruit bats (Pteropus sp.) News
As Covid-19 Crisis Continues, UNEP and Global Partners Release 10-Point Plan to Prevent the Next Pandemic
"The science is clear that if we keep exploiting wildlife and destroying our ecosystems, then we can expect to see a steady stream of these diseases jumping from animals to humans in the years ahead."
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An Extinction Rebellion protester holds up a placard saying "Divest from climate change" on October 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) Views
To 'Build Back Better,' We Must Ditch Public Financing of Fossil Fuels
An open letter to Emmanuel Macron and Rémy Rioux on the existential dangers of continued funding of coal, oil, and gas.
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A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020 Views
As ‘Annexation’ Looms, Let’s Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians
Since we are able to accept the suffering of others when we dehumanize them, we must start with the simple recognition that Palestinians are fully human.
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