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People Power Wins: Alberta Reverses Course on Coal Mining Atop Rocky Mountains

When the current Alberta government tried to repeal a piece of legislation restricting coal mining in the Rockies, Canadians of all varieties banded together to object. The idea of exploratory metallurgical mining pits opening in the most iconic of Albertan landscapes—the mountains—has seen nothing more than unprecedented mobilization from the public. Threatened wildlife, First Nation […]

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Taking an in-depth look at Americans’ opinions on climate change

(Resources for the Future (RFF)) The synthesis report of the Climate Insights 2020 survey, a joint effort to examine American attitudes on climate change by researchers at Stanford University, Resources for the Future, and ReconMR, provides insight into what Americans think about climate, electric vehicles, natural disasters, and more.

Why the Black community must take action on climate change – MSR News Online

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Print MGN Climate change is real. Almost all climate scientists agree that the trend of warming temperatures over the last century is related to human activity. There has been debate about whether there truly is…

The Enormous Risk of Atmospheric Hacking – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. Sometime in the next two weeks, an independent advisory committee is expected to issue a recommendation on a request from a team…

Do we need more scary climate change articles? Maybe. – Grist

Get weekly climate politics updates from Grist Subscribe to The First 100 Fires blaze across continents, seas submerge cities, deserts swallow up farmland — there’s no shortage of terrifying things about climate change. But does forcing people to confront all…

Guest post: How global warming is making power plants produce less electricity – Carbon Brief

The coal, gas and nuclear power plants that generate most of the world’s electricity have to be kept cool in order to function properly. However, this will be increasingly challenging as the world gets warmer. Waste heat from these facilities…

Environmental Justice, Global Warming, and Disaster Preparation – KPFA – 94.1FM

Today on A Rude Awakening, environmental justice and disaster preparation go hand in hand. Attorney and council member for the National Justice Advisory Council, Ayako Nagano, discusses a series of upcoming town hall meetings to discuss yet another season of…

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PEOPLE: FEMA chief of staff tweets for climate justice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new chief of staff has promoted policies that would require federally funded projects to be resilient to climate change and give more disaster aid to disadvantaged communities.

Nigerian Villagers Score ‘Victory for Humanity’ When a Court Verdict Slams Shell Oil For Liability After Years of Spills

Four Nigerian famers have won a 13-year legal battle against Shell Oil after a spill allegedly contaminated their lands. The David vs Goliath story went all the way from the rural Niger Delta to The Hague Court of Appeal, resulting in the farmers being compensated, with further mandates for both safety and cleanup being pressed […]

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