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Rivers of Oil, Episode 4: The rallying cry 27.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the early 2000s, the Keystone XL oil pipeline became one of the most powerful symbols in the fight against climate change. And since then, it's not just local landowners fighting pipelines in their backyards anymore. It's environmental groups, Native Americans tribes, farmers and ranchers, and a crucial addition to the alliance -- climate change activists. But how did it begin?
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Climate change activism has hit a new level in Minnesota 22.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MPR News reporter Dan Kraker joins Climate Cast to discuss his new podcast, Rivers of Oil.
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Minnesota's Line 3 oil pipeline proposal: The basics 18.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you follow the news at all, you've probably heard about an oil pipeline proposal called Line 3. Another boring infrastructure project? Think again.
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Andrew Cuomo Is So Worried About Cynthia Nixon He Suddenly Remembered He Ran as an Environmentalist 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Since 1970, New York’s average statewide temperature has climbed 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is just starting to feel the heat. On Friday, Cynthia Nixon, the activist and actor whose progressive primary challenge to Cuomo’s bid for a third […]
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Minn. court sides with climate change activists in pipeline case 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Four people who broke into Enbridge Energy property in Minnesota in an effort to stop oil from flowing can argue they needed to shut the pipeline down, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
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Will courts hold oil companies accountable for climate change disasters? 22.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The attorney for Chevron Oil was attempting a classic bit of courtroom performance: Offer a stunning admission — then make a protest of innocence.

“Chevron accepts the scientific consensus regarding climate change,” Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., an attorney for the California-based oil giant, said...

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SEC is blunting investor activism over climate change, K-Cups and gay rights 10.4.2018 LA Times: Business

Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful packaging are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC has...

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As outdoor industry embraces activism, Aspen Skiing Co. paves way by stepping into debates on immigration, LGBT rights and climate 6.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Mike Kaplan and his Aspen Ski Co. have come a long way in their activism, stepping -- purposefully -- into the spotlight on testy issues and becoming arguably the most politically active of Colorado’s large outdoor industry businesses.
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This 16-Year-Old Founded a “Movement of Unstoppable Youth” to Save the Planet 31.3.2018 Mother Jones
“Sorry, it’s homeroom,” Jamie Margolin, a 16-year-old climate activist and high school sophomore, tells me when I call for an interview. “Let me get to a quieter spot.” Margolin, who lives in Seattle, is used to juggling homework, debate club, media interviews, writing op-eds, and community organizing. As a freshman, she interned for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She […]
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Montana pipeline protester avoids jail, must pay restitution 21.3.2018 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline....
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The Koch Brothers Tried to Spread Fake News in Black Churches. It Did Not Go Well. 16.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Rev. Paul Wilson fastens enough buttons on his jacket to stay warm on a chilly fall afternoon but still keep his clergy collar visible. He’s whipping up a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Richmond, Virginia, where they’re waiting to make a short […]
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Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It's Moral -- and Practical 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York being the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal. The global financial and insurance industries are starting to recognize that fossil fuel investments don't make moral or economic sense. Thousands of New Yorkers came together for the #Sandy5 march on October 28, 2017, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Participants demanded powerful climate action from New York's elected officials. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) In January, New York City announced that it would both  divest its $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuel companies  and sue the world's five biggest oil companies for their contributions to catastrophic climate change. The city plans to move the $5 billion it now invests in fossil fuel companies into other investments within the next five years. The lawsuit, in turn, cites climate change-caused damage, such as flooding and ...
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Did 4 activists need to shut down an oil pipeline? Minn. court will decide 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change activists tried to shut off a northwest Minnesota oil pipeline and were arrested. Now, an appeals court will decide whether they can use the "necessity defense."
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Can pollution-sniffing sensors drive climate action? 31.1.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
AirAware's co-founders seek to raise public awareness and drive higher levels of community accountability.
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Women’s rights issues are climate change issues 23.1.2018 Washington Post
Women’s rights issues are climate change issues
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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Pruitt's Plan to Debate Climate Science Paused as Science Confirms Human Link to Extreme Weather 22.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The same week that a slew of new scientific reports confirmed just how much humans are changing the climate, and in turn, the rest of the planet, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt's plans for a "Red Team, Blue Team" debate of this very same science were put on hold. Chairs floating in Hurricane Harvey's flood waters in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) At Truthout, we never shy away from holding corporate and political forces to account -- but this kind of journalism is only made possible by readers like you. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! The same week that a slew of new scientific reports confirmed just how much humans are changing the climate, and in turn, the rest of the planet, Environmental Protection Agency Chief  Scott Pruitt 's plans for a  "Red Team, Blue Team" debate of this very same science  were  put on hold . The military-style exercise that would falsely pit the overwhelming majority of climate scientists against a  handful of non-experts  is an  ...
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The Energy 202: The biggest environmental and energy stories of 2017 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The biggest environmental and energy stories of 2017
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CDC denies banning words; rights group projects disputed terms onto Trump D.C. hotel 20.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Diversity." "Transgender." "Fetus." A Washington Post report, which the Trump administration denies, says that CDC scientists were told not to use those and other words in budgetary documents.
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Paris hosts major climate summit -- and it's all about Trump 13.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him Tuesday for rejecting the Paris climate accord.
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