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Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. Southwest

By Chris Mooney at The Washington Post on December 21, 2015

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Why Big NGOs Won't Lead the Fight on Climate Change

The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
By Belinda Rodriguez and Ben Case / roarmag.org
Belinda Rodriguez is a co-founder of the Momentum Training project and is currently the National Training Director at United States Student Association. She has worked to support youth leadership in the climate justice movement with a number of groups including 350.org, Energy Action Coalition, and New Economy Coalition.
Ben Case is an organizer and PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studies movement strategy and civil resistance. He is a co-founder of THINK: International and Human Security, co-founder of Pitt’s Student Anarchist Graduate Association, and is a member of Organization for a Free Society.

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COP21: climate vulnerable countries must demand unconditional surrender

Written by Laurence Delina, Boston University. Published by Ecologist on 10th December 2015

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HREF="https://theconversation.com/wwii-treaty-of-unconditional-surrender-a-model-to-enforce-climate-pledges-51886">Original Article from The Conversation

High in the Andes, A Mine Eats a 400-Year-Old City

By Tony Dajer, National Geographic,  PUBLISHED DECEMBER 02, 2015
The mine at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, once funneled silver to the Spanish crown. Today, it’s consuming the town—and poisoning children with lead.

The historic center of Cerro de Pasco, Peru, has been largely consumed by a quarter-mile-deep mine, now operated by a subsidiary of Volcan Compañía Minera. The mine produces mostly lead and zinc.
PHOTOGRAPH BY TOMAS VAN HOUTRYVE

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These countries are the ‘moral center’ of the climate debate. Can Obama help them?

Written by Chris Mooney. Published by the Washington Post on December 1, 2015

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This country might be under water in 30 years

WMO: record warming rises into danger zone

Written by Alex Kirby. Published by The Ecologist on 28th November 2015
"2015 is likely to be the hottest year on record, with ocean surface temperatures at the highest level since measurements began. It is probable that the 1°C threshold will be crossed. This is all bad news for the planet."

A Greenland glacier breaks up into pieces into Ilulissat Icefjord. With rising sea levels and warming temperatures, such events are becoming ever more frequent. Photo: Tim Norris via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

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Brazil Seizes Funds of Company Responsible for Mining Disaster

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An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst. | Photo: Reuters

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PHOTO GALLERY: Biggest Ecological Disaster in Brazil's History?

RELATED: As Mining Firms Pay for Brazil Disaster, Protesters Sling Mud

Austria’s Largest State Is Running On 100% Renewable Energy

Lower Austria is now sourcing 100% of its electricity for its population of 1.65-million from renewable energy.
Written by Amanda Froelich. Published by True Activist on 11/20/2015

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Tesla's Gigafactory will produce as much renewable energy as it uses (net zero energy)

Written by Michael Graham Richard. Publlished by Treehugger on November 16, 2015

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Can We Afford the Future?

Written by Richard Heinberg Published on November 18, 2015 by Common Dreams

A logging truck transporting rainforest timber in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo: Rainforest Action Network)

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Renewables offer clean prosperity for Southern Europe

New reports show the huge potential of renewables in Southern Europe to rekindle prosperity, writes Helle Abelvik-Lawson, using clean, low cost energy from wind, solar and geothermal sources backed up with pumped storage hydro, displacing dirty lignite and oil fired generation.
Author: Helle Abelvik-Lawson from the Greenpeace Energydesk on 17th November 2015. Reprinted by the Ecologist

A large solar installation at Arico, Canary islands, Tenerife, Spain. Photo: Jose Mesa via FDlickr (CC BY)

Reprinted by The Ecologist

This article was originally published on Greenpeace Energydesk.

COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'

Author: Brian Tokar Publisher: The Ecologist 17th November 2015

Eiffel Tower, Paris, 16th November 2015. Photo: Pras viedegeek via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

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UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Tory government is giving billions in ever increasing handouts to oil and gas majors at the same time as cutting support for clean energy, report reveals
Author: Damian Carrington. Publisher: The Guardian 12 November 2015

UK handouts of £5.9bn have already been given to major fossil fuel companies within the country – most of which are foreign-owned. Photograph: bluegreenpict/REX Shutterstock

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Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean

By Chris Mooney of The Washington Post on November 12, 2015

Hills protruding from the fog near lower Zachariae Glacier. Credits: NASA/John Sonntag

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Nestle Defeated: Tribal Protesters Block Corporate Takeover of Public Water

Written by James Woods. Published by usuncut.com on November 10, 2015

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Bottling water without scrutiny

Companies tapping springs and aquifers in California with little oversight.
Story by Ian James, Photos by Jay Calderon, Published by The Desert Sun on March 8, 2015

Retired Forest Service employee Gary Earney pauses with his walking stick after hiking to Strawberry Creek, where a pipe carries spring water across the national forest to be bottled. (Photo: Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun)

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Tapping California springs and aquifers, bottled water companies face little scrutiny. Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun

Reporter Ian James and photographer/illustrator Richard Lui explain how spring water is bottled in California, and why there have been growing calls for better tracking of the impacts on water supplies. Edited by Daniel Simon. (Mar. 24, 2015) Daniel Simon/The Desert Sun

International Action On Climate Has Already Saved The U.S. $200 Billion

Written by Samantha Page. Published by thinkprogess.org on Nov 5, 2015

Climate change comes with a cost

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The U.S. Economy Stands to Gain Trillions from Foreign Climate Action

Overheated Planet Entering 'Unchartered Territory at Frightening Speed'

Head of the World Meteorological Organization warned that dangerous milestone of 400 ppm will soon be a "permanent reality"
Written by Lauren McCauley, staff writer. Published on November 09, 2015 by Common Dreams

A still from a NASA animation showing how carbon dioxide moves around the planet. (Screenshot: NASA)

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Is the USDA Silencing Scientists?

“There's a message: If you want to prosper, don't make waves.”
Written by Brandon Keim. Published by The Atlantic on Nov 3, 2015

Is Obama's USDA Silencing Scientists

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Poisoned Agriculture: Depopulation and Human Extinction

By Colin Todhunter, Global Research, November 06, 2015

There is a global depopulation agenda. The plan is to remove the ‘undesirables’, ‘the poor’ and others deemed to be ‘unworthy’ and a drain on finite resources. However, according to Rosemary Mason, the plan isn’t going to work because an anthropogenic mass extinction is already underway that will affect all life on the planet and both rich and poor alike. Humans will struggle to survive the phenomenon.

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Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska

By Daysha Eaton November 01, 2015 from KYUK

A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska, can now grow crops like cabbage outside in the ground, due to rising temperatures.

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18 Things you should never, ever thro in the trash!!!

When something is used or broken it usually ends up in the trash can. What most of us don’t realize is that lots of these things are classified as “hazardous household waste,” meaning it’s actually dangerous to throw them away. Disposing of household hazardous waste properly starts by knowing where your nearest HHW facility is. Use 1800Recycling.com to find local recycling and disposal options for just about anything you can think of.

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Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

Halverson, along with producer Ike Sriskandarajah, visited that farm for a story for Reveal, an investigative radio program and podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

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More Denial, More Problems: UN Predicts Millions of Climate Refugees to Come

Monday, 02 November 2015 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

Cars drive through flooded streets in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com)

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Scientists confirm their fears about West Antarctica — that it’s inherently unstable

It may be the biggest climate change story of the last two years.
By Chris Mooney, November 2, 2015 at the Washington Post

An edge of the Thwaites Ice Shelf. (Jim Yungel/NASA)

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Beyond Hope

By Derrick Jensen / orionmagazine.org
Derrick Jensen is the author of Thought to Exist in the Wild, Songs of the Dead, Endgame, Dreams, and other books. In 2008, he was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” His Orion column is called “Upping the Stakes.”

Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

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People From This Group Breathe the Most Toxic Air in the United States

OCT 30, 2015 Culture and education editor Liz Dwyer has written about race, parenting, and social justice for several national publications. She was previously education editor at Good.
Published by Take Part

(Photo: Matt Dutile/Getty Images)
Low-income, non-English-speaking Latino immigrants are getting the short end of the environmental stick.

Map: Raoul S. Liévanos/Social Science Research

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Climate Action: Why Justice in Paris is Unlikely

By: Preeti Kaur originally published by teleSUR

A boat is stranded on land, the drought evaporating all surrounding water at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, in the city of Manaus, Brazil. | Photo: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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Royal Dutch Shell To Abandon Canadian Oil Sands Project Just Weeks After Dropping Arctic Oil Drilling Venture

By Maria Gallucci published on October 28 2015 by International Business Times

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Proof the USDA Would Rather Protect Pesticide Makers than Save the Bees

This article (Proof the USDA Would Rather Protect Pesticide Makers than Save the Bees) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Derrick Broze and theAntiMedia.org. Anti-Media Radio airs weeknights at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific.

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Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows

Oil heartlands of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Iran’s coast will experience higher temperatures and humidity than ever before on Earth if the world fails to cut carbon emissions
Damian Carrington, Monday 26 October 2015, The Guardian

In places such as Abu Dhabi, by 2070 the hottest days of today would be a near-daily occurrence. Photograph: Westend61/Alamy

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How Our Appetite For Fish Is Eating Us Into Extinction

If the ocean dies, we all die. Why? From One Green Planet

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of global greenwash

As ever more companies and governments pledge to 'go green' and protect forests, the world's tribal peoples should be among the main beneficiaries, writes Amy Dickens. Yet the reverse is the case. All too often the promises are purest greenwash, used to conceal the human and environmental tragedy of land-grabbing for plantations, mines, logging and even 'conservation'.

Chevron May Yet Have to Pay Billions for Its Ecuadorian Catastrophe

Sunday, 27 September 2015 By David Ray Griffin, Clarity Press | Book Excerpt

A hand covered in crude from one of the hundreds of open toxic pits Chevron (formerly Texaco) abandoned in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. (Photo: Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network)