Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

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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Giant Iceberg Splits from Antarctic

Giant Iceberg Splits from Antarctic

by Jonathan Amos / BBC The giant block is estimated to cover an area of roughly 6,000 sq km; that’s about a quarter the size of Wales. An US satellite observed the berg on Wednesday while passing over a region known as the Larsen C Ice Shelf. Scientists were expecting it. They’d been following...
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DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

A mountaintop removal site in eastern Kentucky. (Photo: iLoveMountains.org) by Zoe Loftus-Farren / Truthout Last month the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew its request for funding for construction of a maximum-security prison atop a former mountaintop-removal coal-mining site in eastern Kentucky. The proposed $444 million facility, planned for Letcher County, has faced ongoing...
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The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

Updates on Florida’s Continuing Pipeline Fight from Sabal Trail Resistance It’s been a hard month for those of us who dedicated so much of our lives over the past year to tracking, exposing and disrupting the construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline. What follows is a brief synopsis of recent news and events. June...
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Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review from Wild Idaho Rising Tide Pre-Trial Motion Hearing: Necessity Defense & Expert Testimony In late August and September 2016, Raging Grannies Margie Heller, Nancy Nelson, and Deena Romoff and Veterans for Peace Maeve Aeolus, Rusty Nelson (husband of Nancy), and George Taylor protested oil and coal trains moving through...
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Pipeline to the Classroom: How Big Oil Promotes Fossil Fuels to America’s Children

Pipeline to the Classroom: How Big Oil Promotes Fossil Fuels to America’s Children

by Jie Jenny Zou / The Guardian This story was a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity and StateImpact Oklahoma, a reporting project of NPR member stations in Oklahoma. Jennifer Merritt’s first graders at Jefferson elementary school in Pryor, Oklahoma, were in for a treat. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, the students gathered...
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Pipeline Protestors Disrupt VA Democrat’s Gubernatorial Primary Victory Party

from the Earth First! Newswire The celebrations didn’t last long for the newly chosen Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam at his primary election victory party on June 13. As supporters drank beers and exuberantly chanted “Ralph, Ralph, Ralph,” a group of activists took the stage with banners reading, “No Time to Celebrate, No Pipelines,”...
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Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

from Beyond Extreme Energy WASHINGTON, DC: The week following Trump’s announcement that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, three individuals representing a coalition of nearly 170 groups opposing Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disrupted a committee vote to advance the candidates. Three individuals were...
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Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

from the Earth First! Newswire Against the will of residents, survey crews are again attempting to access properties in the Bent Mountain area of Virginia after a judge issued an injunction against property owners blocking surveying for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Circuit Court Judge David Carson ruled on May 26 that barring...
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Climate Action is in Our Hands

2. Juni 2017
Climate Action is in Our Hands

June 3, 2017 We have seen our planet from space, had access to the deepest canyons of the ocean, deciphered the infinitesimal DNA structure of life, and discovered unimaginable species—but we’ve also seen our own destructive influence on the planet’s complex network of life … read more
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