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This aerial photo shows a large swathe of Indonesian rainforest destroyed by deforestation in service of palm oil plantations on Borneo. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images) News
UN Head Decries 'Senseless and Suicidal' Destruction of Nature as New Report Urges Systemic Solutions
"Human well-being lies in protecting the health of the planet," said Secretary-General António Guterres. "It's time to reevaluate and reset our relationship with nature."
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Protestors gather in Dillingham, Alaska, for a rally against the Pebble Mine. Opposition to the mine has united sports and commercial fishermen and native Alaskans against the project at the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to some of the last great salmon runs in the world. (Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit
"Sometimes a project is so bad, so indefensible, that the politics fall to the wayside and we get the right decision."
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Work at a Rio Tinto mine at Yandicoogina, Pilbara, Western Australia on September 4, 2009. (Photo: Christian Sprogoe/AFP/Getty Images) News
Australian Aboriginal Leaders Testify Mining Firm's Gag Clause Silencing Opposition to Destruction of Ancient Sacred Site
"Rio Tinto must acknowledge, and seek to correct, the unequal bargaining positions that have always resulted in a disadvantage for Traditional Owners."
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In Secretly-Recorded 'Pebble Tapes,' Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth's 'Most Pristine Ecosystems'
" The Pebble Tapes reveal what we suspected," said the Audubon Society of Alaska. "This is not a small, short-term project."
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At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. (Image: Global Witness) News
Global Witness Reveals 2019 Was 'Deadliest Year on Record' for Eco-Defenders, With 212 Murdered Worldwide
"Those that defend our land and environment are on the front lines of #ClimateAction. But we are failing them badly."
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US Corporations a Driving Force Behind 'Unprecedented Wave' of Global Land Privatization: Report
"Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt and reverse the privatization of the commons to protect and nurture these natural resources for future generations."
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Ireland and Norway endorsed the Basel Ban Amendment on eliminating the export of waste from rich to poor countries. Canada has refused to support the initiative, which became binding last year after 97 countries ratified it.  (Image: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute) Views
Canada Isn't the Right Choice for the UN Security Council
For progressive Canadians the message is simple: Better than the USA is not good enough.
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"Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage," states an open letter published by activists, artists, and academics on Tuesday. (Image: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute) News
No—Argue Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Monia Mazigh, and 100+ Others—Canada Does Not Deserve UN Security Council Seat
"Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage," warns open letter from activists, artists, and academics.
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Instead of Protecting Public Health During Covid-19 Crisis, Trump Moves to Prop Up 'Dirty, Dying' Uranium Mining Industry
"It's despicable to risk irreversible harm to spectacular wild places by propping up uranium companies that can't compete in global markets."
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Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Nation leader, speaks out during an action inside the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid. Views
Celebrating Climate Women on International Women's Day
In the midst of multi-layered injustices including institutionalized patriarchy, colonization, racism, and economic inequality, women continually lead the way.
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