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Welcome to the Anthropocene, are environmentalists equipped to respond? 15.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
On September 5, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, members of the "Working Group on the Anthropocene" presented findings of their research to the annual International Geological Congress. A research paper by the group of 35 scientists, commissioned by the Congress, was published in January of this year, concluding that a new, "functionally and stratigraphically distinct" unit of geologic time has ...
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The Politics of Nonviolence 10.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rev. John Dear

What a summer! Like everyone else, I’m trying to make some sense of it, and figure out a thoughtful response. We’ve suffered through the mainstream media’s non-stop broadcast of the dirty politics of hatred, scape-goating, and war-mongering, particularly by Mr. Trump. We’ve undergone shootings by white police officers of unarmed African Americans, and even shootings of police, as well as massacres in Orlando and Nice, not to mention the daily U.S. massacres in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen.

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BLM Protest At London Airport Calls Out Environmental Inequality 7.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Air passengers in Britain and beyond faced delays on Tuesday after a “Black Lives Matter” protest on a runway halted flights for six hours at London City Airport and a computer glitch hit British Airways in London and the United States. More than 120 flights were canceled, delayed or diverted at City, a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district, after nine protesters locked themselves together on the runway. Police said late on Tuesday morning they had arrested all nine and the airline was preparing to resume flights. British Airways said it was taking longer than normal to process customers at a number of airports around the world, including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, and urged passengers to check in online before they reached the airport. The airline, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, apologized to customers. “Really unhappy with @British_Airways “The system is down” & can’t check in!,” one passenger, Shail, said on Twitter. Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada said the ...
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Jill Stein tells The Times editorial board why she thinks voting Democrat or Republican makes little difference 7.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s meeting with the Los Angeles Times editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Do you want to start with a very brief introduction?

Jill Stein: Yes, so… I’m a medical doctor by training. I’m a...

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Catastrophism Is as Much an Obstacle to Addressing Climate Change as Denial 6.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Stephen Jackson

For a long while people have used the phrase ‘climate denier’ or ‘denialism’ as pejorative labels to admonish those who reject the reality of climate change. Whether it’s industry-funded disinformation spin doctors or members of the public who are perceived as dupes for believing that climate change is just a hoax, anyone who rejects the assertion that human-produced CO₂ emissions are dangerously altering the Earth’s climate system is frequently labeled in this way.

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'Green News Report' - August 30, 2016 31.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand against massive new oil pipeline in North Dakota; California passes most sweeping climate change law yet; Evacuations in West Virginia after leak of deadly chlorine gas; PLUS: President Obama creates world's largest protected marine sanctuary... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Far-Reaching Tribal Solidarity Displayed At Pipeline Protest; Washington State Begins Killing Wolf Pack For Preying On Livestock; Enviros wage war with Interior over leasing's climate impact; Drought-Hardy Yards Could Ease Californian Heat Waves; Why It Matters: Climate Change; Colorado Anti-Fracking Activists Fall Short ...
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Activists Consider The Climate Impact Of Having Children 29.8.2016 NPR News
Given the increasingly dire predictions about the future, being a climate activist is stressful. Some say it's making them stress over something else — whether or not to have children.
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Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn? 27.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August has been the wettest month in Baton Rouge in 174 years, when records were first kept.

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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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After Louisiana floods, U.S. accelerates climate change with offshore drilling 26.8.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Rather than enabling more dangerous deep-water oil extraction, President Obama should be spending his remaining months in office working to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil ...
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Clinton takes aim at Trump's ties to 'alt-right' world of radical conservatives 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their embrace.

In a speech in Reno, Clinton will...

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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Donald Trump's ties to 'alt right' world of radical conservatives 25.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their embrace.

In a speech in Reno, Clinton will...

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“I’m in love with a world that’s falling apart”: Meet the 16-year-old from Boulder trying to save the planet 25.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
In some ways, he is like any other 16-year-old. But he's also an internationally recognized environmental activist.
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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Government Holds Massive Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome -- the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She joins us from San Francisco. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: On Tuesday, President Obama visited ...
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Headlines for August 24, 2016 24.8.2016 Democracy Now!
Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Does Not Mention Climate Change, 4 Activists Arrested Protesting Plan to Sell Offshore Oil Leases, Italy: 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 73, Global Extreme Weather: Floods, Fires & Heat Waves, AP: As Secretary of State, Clinton Met with Dozens of Foundation Donors, Trump: "Impossible to Figure Out Where Clinton Foundation Ends & State Dept. Begins", WashPo: Clinton Raised $32 Million at Elite Fundraisers in August, Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Abu Zubaydah Argues for His Freedom, NLRB Ruling: Graduate Students at Private Universities Can Unionize, Afghanistan: U.S. Soldier Killed in Bomb Explosion in Helmand, Turkey, Backed by U.S., Launches Ground Offensive into Syria, Kashmir: Another Protester Killed Amid Brutal Crackdown, Mexico: Journalist Survives Assassination Attempt in Veracruz, New Jersey: Police Chase 10-Year-Old Boy with Guns Drawn, California: Judge Persky Recuses Himself from Another Case, Mothers Suspend Hunger Strike at Berks Detention Center, ...
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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Gov't Holds Massive Gulf Oil & Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Democracy Now!
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome—the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill." She joins us from San Francisco.
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Essential Politics: The biggest proposed change to California elections you've never heard about 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

There are few parts of the election day experience more familiar than the neighborhood polling place. And yet, in eight years’ time, thousands of those community centers, family garages and even laundromats may no longer play a role in California elections.

It could, instead, be voting by mail...

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Legal Protest Filed Against Fossil Fuel Auction of Public Lands in Montana 22.8.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

Conservation groups filed a formal administrative protest Friday challenging a Bureau of Land Management plan to auction off nearly 20,000 acres of publicly owned fossil fuels in northeast Montana.

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Tunisia: On the Front Lines of the Struggle Against Climate Change 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Kerkennah is a group of islands lying off the east coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, around 20km away from the mainland city of Sfax. The two main islands are Chergui and Gharbi. When approaching the islands by ferry, one is struck by a curious sight: the coastal waters are divided into countless parcels, separated from one another by thousands of palm tree leaves. This is what Kerkennis call charfia, a centuries-old fishing method ingeniously designed to lure fish into a capture chamber from where they can be easily recovered. As the land is arid, agricultural activity is limited to subsistence farming. For the islanders fishing is one of the key economic activities, but for big multinational corporations it is the exploitation of oil and gas. Despite a new article in the Tunisian constitution stipulating state sovereignty over natural resources and transparency in the related contracts, oil and gas companies continue to garner obscene profits and enjoy impunity. At the same time, local communities ...
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The New Normal: Organizing to Break the Cycle of Climate Disaster 20.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rae Breaux

The record-breaking floods in Louisiana are the latest example of what many working people already know all too well: climate change has already begun, and it is wrecking our communities.

So far, over 30,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, 10,000 people are in shelters, and those numbers are rising. The shelters themselves are experiencing flooding, and some families have already been relocated multiple times. At this point, almost 30 parishes have been declared major disaster areas.

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