Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

UK: Protestors Block Road for More Than 28 Hours to Stop Work on Access Road of Opencast Site in County Durham

UK: Protestors Block Road for More Than 28 Hours to Stop Work on Access Road of Opencast Site in County Durham

from Freedom News Photo credit: Simone Rudolphi / Campaign to Protect Pont Valley Protestors fighting against a new opencast coal mine in County Durham have blocked the road in a rolling resistance for more than 28 hours to prevent the mining company, Banks group, to finish building the access road. At 8:30 pm on...
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Construction on Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline Continues Despite Judge’s Order, Water Protectors File Petition, Use Civil Disobedience to Stop Work

Construction on Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline Continues Despite Judge’s Order, Water Protectors File Petition, Use Civil Disobedience to Stop Work

by Karen Savage / Bridge the Gulf Construction continues on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana’s coastal zone near St. James, Louisiana on May 24, 2018. (Photo by Karen Savage) Construction on the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline is continuing near the historic and predominately black community of St. James despite a judge’s ruling that...
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UK: Pont Valley Opencast Mine Protectors Report Aggressive Police Tactics

UK: Pont Valley Opencast Mine Protectors Report Aggressive Police Tactics

from Freedom News Campaigners against opencast mining in Pont Valley have warned that aggressive police tactics are leading to detentions of people who have committed no crime following the latest set of protests at the site. Yesterday at around 1pm, Durham cops arrested a walker on a public footpath close to the Bradley opencast...
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I’m an Environmental Journalist, but I Never Write About Overpopulation. Here’s Why.

I’m an Environmental Journalist, but I Never Write About Overpopulation. Here’s Why.

by David Roberts / Vox I did an event with environmental journalist (and personal hero) Elizabeth Kolbert in September 2017, in which we discussed various matters related to journalism and climate change. Subsequently, one of the attendees wrote and asked why I hadn’t talked about population. Isn’t overpopulation the real root of our environmental...
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California: US Judge Scraps Oakland Ban on Coal Shipments

California: US Judge Scraps Oakland Ban on Coal Shipments

by Janie Har / AP News The former Oakland Army Base pier with the Port of Oakland in the background in Oakland, Calif. A federal judge in California on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, struck down the city of Oakland’s ban on coal shipments at a proposed cargo terminal, siding with a developer who wants...
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Resistance Continues Against Opening of Great Australian Bight to Oil Infrastructure

Resistance Continues Against Opening of Great Australian Bight to Oil Infrastructure

by Lisa Cox / The Guardian The government has released a new acreage for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight that green groups says should have been kept off limits after it was cancelled by BP. The permit is one of two that BP cancelled after the company abandoned its...
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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Won’t Get Built Because of “Resistance on the Ground,” Vancouver Mayor Says

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Won’t Get Built Because of “Resistance on the Ground,” Vancouver Mayor Says

by Natalie Obiko Pearson / Bloomberg Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed expansion of an oil pipeline to Canada’s Pacific Coast will never happen because local opposition to the project that’s dividing the nation is only going to intensify, according to the mayor of Vancouver. “I don’t think this project will go —...
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Australia’s $400-Million Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef is Too Little, Too Late

Australia’s $400-Million Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef is Too Little, Too Late

by Akshat Rathi / Quartz Though coral reefs cover less than 0.1% of the oceans, they are home to 25% of all marine life. Even if you don’t care about the reefs’ beauty, you should care about their economic value. A 2014 estimate found that corals add about $9.9 trillion to the global economy. Australia knows this...
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The Dangerous Belief That Extreme Technology Will Fix Climate Change

The Dangerous Belief That Extreme Technology Will Fix Climate Change

by Aleszu Bajak / HuffPost In order to ensure global coverage of their payload, the planes, looking more like firefighting tanker aircraft than commercial airliners, would take off from four different latitudes ― say runways in Houston, Manila, Brasilia and Johannesburg. On five-hour missions, they would seed the skies with blankets of clear, stinky, aerosolized...
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„Protect the Ocean and You Protect Yourself“ – with Jean-Michel Cousteau

27. April 2018
„Protect the Ocean and You Protect Yourself“ – with Jean-Michel Cousteau

April 27, 2018 Jean-Michel Cousteau shares his words of wisdom about the urgent need to connect each and every one of us to the value of the ocean … read more
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Disrupt Bank of America Shareholder Meeting

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Disrupt Bank of America Shareholder Meeting

from Earth First! Newswire On April 25th three North Carolina residents snuck into Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting and disrupted it to protest the bank’s financing of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. As CEO Brian Moynihan took the podium, the protestors unfurled a banner in front of him reading, “BoA Stop Funding Methane Pipelines.”...
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Monopod Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline Celebrates 30th Day

Monopod Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline Celebrates 30th Day

from Appalachians Against Pipelines The 30th day of the monopod blockade has arrived, and we’re still here! For 30 days and 29 nights, steadfast Nutty has blocked MVP’s road access into the Hellbender Autonomous Zone in the Jefferson National Forest. She has held her ground through snow, sleet, hail, heavy winds, driving rain, freezing...
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