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The current round of soul-searching around the Equator Principles dates back to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Indigenous-led campaign calling out the banks behind the project. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Views
Big Banks Just Flunked Their Own Test on Climate, Indigenous Rights
In a bitter irony, JPMorgan Chase and other banks revise their own environmental due diligence standards just as they re-up their support for fossil fuels
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I Was Used to Social Media Abuse. Then Someone Suggested Shooting Me
What does it say about a society when people just routinely call for the killing of those they disagree with?
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San Ardo Oil Field in Monterey County, California (Photo: Loco Steve via Wikimedia Commons | CC 2.0) Views
If We Don’t Stop Digging Up Fossil Fuels, Who Will Die?
Report details brutal cost of climate inaction
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Thankful to Avoid Prison, Acquitted Valve Turners Lament Lost Chance to Defend Planet-Saving Necessity of Pipeline Shutdown
"It's great that the defendants were found not guilty," said Dr. James Hansen, "but we missed an opportunity to inform the public about the injustice of climate change."
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As UN Report Warns of Looming Climate Catastrophe, 13 Stories From Front Lines of Fight for Fossil-Free Future
The collection "shows readers why we should all care more for this existential fight, and how each one of us can make the difference, not only through personal choices, but joining others, building grassroot movements from the ground up."
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Smog blankets Santiago, Chile, in June. A U.N. report warns that even a 1.5-degree C increase in global temperatures will cause serious changes to weather, sea levels, agriculture and natural eco-systems. (Cllaudio Reyes / AFP/Getty Images) Views
Breaking the 2 Degree Habit: Why 1.5 Is Critical
The alarm bells for climate have been ringing for decades, but as we come face-to-face with the horrific impacts scientists warned of, the excuses for inaction really are up
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"Stunning": State Court Silences Climate Experts Set to Testify in Valve Turners' Necessity Defense Trial
"Four days before trial, for no apparent reason, the court eviscerated our defense, and essentially overruled itself."
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In Landmark 'Necessity Defense' Trial, Valve Turners Will Argue Saving the Planet Justified Tar Sand Pipeline Shutdown
"If we really go out there and sit down in front of the machine, eventually they can no longer operate it. And at this point, that is our only option."
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Native American Tribes Sue Trump Over 'Unlawful' Keystone XL Approval
"All historical, cultural, and spiritual places and sites of significance in the path of the pipeline are at risk of destruction."
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Nisqually Tribal Council Member Hanford McCloud lights sacred fire to open up 17th Protecting Mother Earth conference. (Photo: Rudi Tcruz) Views
Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral to Fighting Climate Change
Historic conference asserts Indigenous peoples’ rights as a climate change solution
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