Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

‚Now is the Time for Action‘ PSA with Jean-Michel Cousteau

21. April 2018
‚Now is the Time for Action‘ PSA with Jean-Michel Cousteau

April 20, 2018 Now more than ever, it is up to us to become engaged in environmental issues and continue the momentum to better protect our ocean and our water planet … read more
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New Video from the Hambach Forest Occupation in Germany

from Sub Alex / YouTube
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New York: Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Protest of Environmental Destruction

New York: Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Protest of Environmental Destruction

by Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times Jose F. Moreno/Associated Press A lawyer nationally known for being a champion of gay rights died after setting himself on fire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn early Saturday morning and leaving a note exhorting people to lead less selfish lives as a way to protect the...
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Columbia: Amazon Rainforest Granted Legal Rights

Columbia: Amazon Rainforest Granted Legal Rights

by Anastasia Moloney / Reuters BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Colombia’s highest court has told the government it must take urgent action to protect its Amazon rainforest and stem rising deforestation, in what campaigners said was an historic moment that should help conserve forests and counter climate change. In their ruling on Thursday, the...
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Monopod Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline Sets Record as it Nears 3rd Week of Occupation

Monopod Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline Sets Record as it Nears 3rd Week of Occupation

submitted to the Earth First! Newswire GILES COUNTY, VA Well, we think we’ve set a record! The sun is setting on the 11th running day  (editors note, 13th day as of this posting!) of the monopod blockade on the road leading up Peters Mountain to where two other sitters are also resisting Mountain Valley...
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International Energy Agency Accused of Undermining Global Shift from Fossil Fuels

International Energy Agency Accused of Undermining Global Shift from Fossil Fuels

by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian Gas fires at an oil refinery glow in Saudi Arabia. Investment projections by the International Energy Agency remain massively skewed towards oil and gas, a new report claims. Photograph: Thomas J. Abercrombie/National Geographic/Getty Images The global shift from fossil fuels to renewables is being undermined by the very...
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Shell Threatened with Legal Action Over Climate Change Contributions

Shell Threatened with Legal Action Over Climate Change Contributions

by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian The Royal Dutch Shell stand at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply...
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Nearly Unanimous Opposition to Compressor Station at Rowdy Hearing in Maryland

Nearly Unanimous Opposition to Compressor Station at Rowdy Hearing in Maryland

from DC Direct Action News On the 28th of March, the MD Dept of the Environment (MDE) held a public hearing in Charles County, MD concerning Dominion’s proposed fracked gas compressor station. Near the beginning, someone projected scenes of what a potential explosion at the compressor station on the walls of the room. MDE...
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Pipeline Protestors Set Up New Blockade to Defend Peters as Tree Sits Enter Second Month

Pipeline Protestors Set Up New Blockade to Defend Peters as Tree Sits Enter Second Month

from the Earth First! Newswire Earlier this morning, anti-pipeline activists erected an aerial blockade across an access road in the Jefferson National Forest. The blockade prevents state vehicles and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) personnel from accessing the two tree sits on Peters Mountain, and halts the daily construction of a 7-mile...
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Australia: Thousands Rally Against Coal in Sydney

Australia: Thousands Rally Against Coal in Sydney

by Helen Davidson / The Guardian Janine Barratt leading the rally, which began at Martin Place in Sydney, stretched almost 2km. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian Exactly a year out from the state election, thousands of people from across New South Wales – including some on horseback – have marched through Sydney, calling...
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London Mayor’s Office Spraypainted in Protest of Inaction on Deadly Air Pollution

London Mayor’s Office Spraypainted in Protest of Inaction on Deadly Air Pollution

by Matthew Taylor / The Guardian The protest group Stop Killing Londoners demonstrate outside City Hall on Monday to demand Sadiq Khan does more to clean up air pollution. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Air pollution protesters say they are prepared to go to prison as they step up their campaign against the...
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UK: Activists Blockade Entrance to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire Fracking Site

UK: Activists Blockade Entrance to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire Fracking Site

by Ruth Hayhurst / Drill or Drop Campaigners used two scaffolding tripods to block the entrance to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool this morning . The action, which began at about 4.30am, was by members of the national group, Reclaim the Power, which coordinated a month of protests outside the site last...
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