Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

New York City Plans to Divest $5 Billion from Fossil Fuels and Sue Oil Companies

New York City Plans to Divest $5 Billion from Fossil Fuels and Sue Oil Companies

by Oliver Milman / The Guardian New York City is seeking to lead the assault on climate change and the Trump administration with a plan to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue the world’s most powerful oil companies over their contribution to dangerous global warming. City officials have set a goal of divesting...
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On its Hundredth Birthday in 1959, Edward Teller Warned the Oil Industry About Global Warming

On its Hundredth Birthday in 1959, Edward Teller Warned the Oil Industry About Global Warming

by Benjamin Frata / The Guardian Physicist Edward Teller pointing at a formula on a blackboard on 22 May 1968. Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully parted, his earnest face donning horn-rimmed...
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Yaqui Tribe Defends Land by Digging Up Gas Pipeline

Yaqui Tribe Defends Land by Digging Up Gas Pipeline

from Bloomberg News A chunk of Sempra Energy’s natural gas pipeline sits in the dirt behind a community center in the village of Loma de Bacum in northwest Mexico. Guadalupe Flores thinks it would make a great barbecue pit. “Cut it here, lift the top,’’ he says, pointing to the 30-inch diameter steel tube....
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Adani’s Australian Coalmine May Be Doomed Due to Lack of Funding

8. Dezember 2017
Adani’s Australian Coalmine May Be Doomed Due to Lack of Funding

by Michael Slezak / The Guardian Protesters in front of Parliament House, Canberra, on 7 October during a national day of action against Adani. Photograph: Daniel McCulloch/AAP Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the finance it needs....
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Nine Nations and the EU Agree to Ban Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean for 16 Years (Probably)

4. Dezember 2017
Nine Nations and the EU Agree to Ban Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean for 16 Years (Probably)

by Hannah Hoag / Science Declining summer sea ice could open the Arctic Ocean to commercial fishing. NASA/Kathryn Hansen/Flickr Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. The pact, announced yesterday, will give scientists...
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China Construction Latest Bank to Deny Loan to Adani’s Australian “Mega Mine”

4. Dezember 2017
China Construction Latest Bank to Deny Loan to Adani’s Australian “Mega Mine”

by Michael Slezak / The Guardian Adani Group’s Carmichael coal project will not be financed by the China Construction Bank, according to a statement by a public relations firm that says it represents the bank. If true, the news could be a blow to Adani’s plans to build Australia’s largest coal mine. It has...
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Chile: Large Iceberg Breaks off From Grey Glacier

Chile: Large Iceberg Breaks off From Grey Glacier

from The Guardian A large iceberg broke off the Grey glacier in southern Chile, authorities said on Tuesday, adding that the cause of the rupture was unclear. Chile’s Conaf forestry service shared photos on social media of the enormous block of blue-white ice, which measured 350m (1,148ft) long by 380m (1,247ft) wide, as it...
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Locked Down

Locked Down

by Jade / Earth First! Newswire Standing Rock Sioux and allies march towards pipeline construction sites to peacefully protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by Jade. [This story about fighting DAPL in Iowa was written over the summer, so some of the statements are now out of date. Most notably, the...
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Germany: Spontaneus Demonstration for Hambach Forest Following Cologne Court’s Pro-RWE Decision

Germany: Spontaneus Demonstration for Hambach Forest Following Cologne Court’s Pro-RWE Decision

from hambachforest.org The ongoing court case to stop RWE from cutting one of the last remnants of ancient Hambach Forest took place today in Cologne.  The decision was postponed from Monday to Friday to possibly reduce number of supporters showing up in court, resulting in the same number of about 40+ attending  the trial. ...
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Two French Dams to Be Demolished by 2018

23. November 2017
Two French Dams to Be Demolished by 2018

by Sam Morgan / Euractiv The 35 metre-high Vezins dam in Normandy will be demolished. Two large dams on a river in northern France will be demolished after the French government finally signed off on a long-gestating plan to free up the waterway, in a decision welcomed by environmental groups and lauded...
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Blockade the Catastrophe: Anti-Fracking Barricade of Port Continues in Olympia, WA

Blockade the Catastrophe: Anti-Fracking Barricade of Port Continues in Olympia, WA

  from ItsGoingDown Blockade the Catastrophe, Build the Commune, Decolonize Turtle Island: A Call for Solidarity Squaxin & Nisqually Land The Olympia Commune 2.0 is now in its third full day, and the blockade is holding strong. A reportback from the first day can be read on Puget Sound Anarchists, as well as texts...
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Norwegians Are Challenging Arctic Oil Exploration in Court

17. November 2017
Norwegians Are Challenging Arctic Oil Exploration in Court

by Fanny Malinen / Novara Media Oil rig in arctic waters On Norway’s Arctic coast lies the world’s most northerly town. Surrounded by breathtaking fjords and mountains, Hammerfest was clearly once a beautiful place. Today, however, the coast has been taken over by industrial developments and, as far as the eye can see, oil...
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