Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Judge’s Decision to Keep the Dakota Access Pipeline Operational While Under Review

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Judge’s Decision to Keep the Dakota Access Pipeline Operational While Under Review

by Indigenous Environmental Network Bemidji, MN — On October 11th, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to operate while a new environmental impact review is underway. In June, Boasberg ruled that the review by the Army Corps of Engineers was insufficient therefore a new review was ordered. This decision comes...
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Minnesota Judge Allows “Necessity” Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest

Minnesota Judge Allows “Necessity” Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest

by Phil McKenna / InsideClimate News Emily Johnston and two other activists were charged with felonies for shutting down a pipeline in Minnesota. A fourth activist filmed it. A judge in their trial has allowed the defendants to use the “necessity” defense. Credit: Direct Climate Action A judge in Minnesota has cleared the way...
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Support Cascadia Forest Defenders as They Defend an Oregon Forest from Logging

Support Cascadia Forest Defenders as They Defend an Oregon Forest from Logging

by Cascadia Forest Defenders / Earth First! Newswire Forest defender rappelling from “The Witness.” Photo from Instagram: @goosetreesit. The famously clear, cold waters of the McKenzie River watershed (home to several endangered salmon and trout runs, and drinking water for Eugene) will be affected by the proposed logging of approximately 2,500 acres of the...
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On Long-term Pattern and Magnitude of Soil Carbon Feedback to the Climate System in a Warming World

On Long-term Pattern and Magnitude of Soil Carbon Feedback to the Climate System in a Warming World

by Dan Taylor / Extinction Chronicles Heated and control plots in a long-term soil warming study at Harvard Forest, Petersham, Mass. Jerry Melillo of the Marine Biological Laboratory and colleagues began the study in 1991.Credit: Audrey Barker-Plotkin A remarkable new study published in the journal Science indicates that carbon emissions from warming soils could...
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Portuguese Children Want to Sue 47 European Countries Over Their Contributions to Climate Change

25. September 2017
Portuguese Children Want to Sue 47 European Countries Over Their Contributions to Climate Change

by Sandra Laville / The Guardian Portuguese schoolchildren from the area struck by the country’s worst forest fires are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging that the states’ failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life. The children, from the Leiria region of central Portugal, where fires this summer killed...
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One Hundred Cops Spend 11 Hours Evicting a Tripod in Germany’s Hambach Forest

One Hundred Cops Spend 11 Hours Evicting a Tripod in Germany’s Hambach Forest

by Hambach Forest Defenders / Earth First! Newswire photo from Twitter: @JustHambi On September 19th at 8 o’clock in the morning approx 100 cops entered the millenarian Hambacher Forest, occupied for last six years blocking the expansion of RWE’s open cast lignite mine, to remove the “The Tripod”, a live-in barricade. The official state...
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Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire In the past week the West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced that it is rescinding the water quality permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be built through their state, while North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper just announced that his DEQ will be delaying a decision...
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Conversation with the author: New graphic novel peers into climate change through an insect’s perspective

12. September 2017

Kerry Branon Sep 12 2017 “A potent, educational work…” — Kirkus Review “Once upon a time there were humans. They disappeared in 2150. Here’s how it happened…” read more
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“Your eyes start itching”: Pollution Soars in Houston After Chemical Industry Leaks

“Your eyes start itching”: Pollution Soars in Houston After Chemical Industry Leaks

by Oliver Milman / The Guardian Hurricane Harvey has resulted in Houston’s petrochemical industry leaking thousands of tons of pollutants, with communities living near plants damaged by the storm exposed to soaring levels of toxic fumes and potential water contamination. Refineries and chemical plants have reported more than 2,700 tons, or 5.4m pounds, of...
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Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

by Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill A top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under President Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.”...
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Individual animals are key to mitigating sixth extinction

24. Juli 2017
Individual animals are key to mitigating sixth extinction

Azzedine Downes Jul 25 2017 Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the continuation of our existence and function of life of the planet. read more
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Protestors Confront Forest Service Over Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

Protestors Confront Forest Service Over Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

from the Earth First! Newswire Approximately twenty people occupied the lobby of the Forest Service’s Supervisor Office on Valleypointe Parkway in Roanoke Monday morning to demand a meeting with the supervisor of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Joby Timm. The group of residents and forest defenders sought the meeting to express frustration...
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