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Taking Path of a 'Pirate Whaling Nation,' Japan Reportedly Set to Resume Commercial Whale-Hunting in Its Waters
"This is a grave mistake which is out of step with the rest of the world."
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Rebuffing Prime Minister's Order to Stay in Class, Australian Students Forge Ahead With #ClimateStrike Walkouts
"We're at the stage where we can't vote and by the time we're in power, it's going to be too late to start making change."
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 “We’ve got involved because at this stage we can’t vote, we’re not politicians and we want to make a difference. We can’t stand around waiting.” (Photo: schoolstrike4climate.com) Views
Australian Kids Plan “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”
“When young people try to have a voice in politics, Scott Morrison is shutting them down, yet he’s happy to listen to the coal lobby and big corporations who continue to profit from making climate change worse.”
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To be great, America must clear the path to the polls, perhaps even mandating voting like Australia. There, turnout is more than 90 percent. (Photo: CHUCK BURTON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
The Best Way to Get Voters to Vote
America loves a party. Why not institute Saturday celebrations for mandated electors at American polling places?
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'Warning Bells Going Off' as NOAA Forecasts Entire Great Barrier Reef at Risk of Coral Bleaching and Death
"This is a wake-up call," says one Australian marine biologist. "Given sea temperatures usually increase as we get towards March, this is probably conservative."
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Global Outcry After Australia Moves to Ban Entry of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning
"As a democracy, we should be encouraging not banning public contributions from people like Chelsea Manning."
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Trump Ready to Bomb Iran Within One Month: Australian Govt Sources
New reporting from Australia's ABC news comes amid warning that "Trump's reckless threats" should not be ignored
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'Beyond Comprehension': In Just Two Years, Half of All Corals in 'Forever Damaged' Great Barrier Reef Have Died
Global warming, researchers warn, "is rapidly emerging as a universal threat to ecological integrity and function."
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'Callously Indifferent' BP Argued Oil Spills Would Provide 'Welcome Boost' to Coastal Economy
Six years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon spill, oil giant claimed such disasters were "socially acceptable"
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"Unfortunately, years of ridiculously easy access to guns and ammunition has yielded an epidemic with deadly consequences for all Americans, but has been particularly fatal for communities of color who are disproportionately impacted." (Photo: M&R Glasgow/flickr/cc) Views
Gun Safety Is About Freedom
In the wake of the Parkland massacre, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson says that comprehensive, sustainable gun control is achievable. Johnson uses Australia’s gun control policies as an example.
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