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Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues 18.4.2014 Yahoo: Business
By Ross Kerber NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist. As other energy firms battled climate change and anti-pollution activists in recent years, the Apache Corp chief executive instead built an alliance with Steven Heim, managing director of Boston Common Asset Management, one of the better-known socially responsible investment firms. These draw representatives from mainstream investment firms like T. Rowe Price, Gabelli & Co and Morgan Stanley & Co. "What I've been trying to do is to elevate the level of understanding of issues by the investors, not just the executives," Heim said. Others have taken notice as climate change becomes more of a business ...
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Rising Activist Deaths Are a Symptom of Our Global Environmental Crisis 17.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Oliver Courtney

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Climate-change activist to speak at West Chester University 9.4.2014 Philly.com News
'Dear Sophie . . ." The man who is arguably the nation's best-known climate-change scientist was writing to his granddaughter.
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Divestment Activists React to Harvard Endowment News 8.4.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire

After months of resisting student and alumni demands for fossil fuel divestment, Harvard University announced yesterday that they would be taking a number of new steps to address climate change and their investment portfolio.

“A year ago Harvard was no way no how. But science is pushing everyone in the direction of action; students should be proud they've breached the dam of resistance,” said Bill McKibben, a Harvard graduate and founder of 350.org, which helps coordinate the fossil fuel divestment movement.

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Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone) 8.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Kristin Moe

(Photos courtesy of National Workers Alliance, Matthew Black, and Minnesota AFL-CIO.)

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." –Audre Lorde

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Oil pipeline expansion plan spurs debate 4.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Several hundred activists gathered Thursday to speak for an against a plan by Enbridge Energy to expand an oil pipeline project.
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Why I'm Celebrating an Obscure Bureaucratic Moment 4.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As a mom and climate activist, I read this week's headlines with a strange, conflicted feeling. I want more people to be aware of the urgency of the climate crisis, so I am glad that the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is getting much-deserved front-page attention. "Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world's oceans," reported the New York Times, in their lead story on Monday. But the details of the predictions are almost impossible to take in. Ice caps melting. Coral reefs dying. The world's food supply at risk. My children's future is on the line, and it makes me heartsick. I want solutions to this crisis. I want to sharply curtail our greenhouse gas emissions, now. What's not front-page news today is what the EPA is doing to limit climate change. I am clinging to the hope that this brings, and celebrating what the EPA is trying to accomplish. This week EPA's proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power ...
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Headlines for April 3, 2014 3.4.2014 Democracy Now!
Iraq War Vet Kills 3, Wounds 16 Before Taking Own Life in Fort Hood Rampage, Supreme Court Strikes Down Election Cycle Limits on Political Donations, Obama Campaigns for $10.10 Minimum Wage, New York City Apartment Building Workers March Ahead of Strike Vote, GOP Senator, Gov. Coordinated with Anti-Union Effort in Tennessee, Texas Abortion Providers Challenge Anti-Choice Law, Mississippi Lawmakers Advance Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Bills, Former Gov't Contractor Sentenced to 13 Months for North Korea Leak, Senate Report Finds Caterpillar Evaded Billions in Taxes, 18 Nations Ratify U.N. Arms Treaty, European Parliament Votes to Adopt Net Neutrality
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Climate change activists to protest Minn. oil pipeline project 3.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State regulators have already signed off on Enbridge's plan to increase capacity to 570,000 barrels per day. Now the company is asking the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve an increased capacity of 800,000 barrels per day.
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Student #WalkOut4Climate Demands Ban on Fossil Fuels 1.4.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Roughly 200 students from across Massachusetts rallied at the State House on Monday to demand that Governor Patrick Deval ban all new fossil fuel development. (Photo: @JasonLowenthal/ Twitter)Roughly 200 students from universities across Massachusetts walked out of class on Monday before rallying in front of the State House to demand that the governor commit to a "clean energy ...
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Headlines for March 31, 2014 31.3.2014 Democracy Now!
U.N. Panel: Poorest Will Suffer Brunt of Global Warming's Impact, Report: U.S. & Other Rich Countries Delete Call for Climate Aid, Kerry, Lavrov Follow Obama-Putin Talks on Ukraine, Thousands Stage Land Day Protests in Israel, Occupied Territories, Israel Reneges on Pledge to Pledge Free Palestinian Prisoners, Spanish Journalists Freed by Al Qaeda Rebels in Syria, Obama Renews Bulk Phone Data Collection Despite Call for Reform, Gen. Alexander Retires as NSA Head, Hundreds Protest Police Shootings in Albuquerque; FBI Opens Probe, Christie Ally Resigns From Port Authority, Christie Apologizes to Billionaire GOP Donor for Calling West Bank "Occupied", Married Same-Sex Couples in Michigan Win Federal Recognition, West Virginia Gov. Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Report: Regulators Failed to Launch GM Probe Despite Knowing of Deadly Flaws
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Food and climate justice: Open letter from chefs, activists, musicians 31.3.2014 Oxfam International campaign articles feed
Today, the world’s top scientists published a devastating report on the impacts of climate change. These activists, renowned chefs, musicians and celebrities have joined Oxfam calling for action on climate change and hunger now. Today, the world’s top scientists published a devastating report on the impacts of climate change. Climate change i Recommendations block title You may also like You may also like read ...
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SULONG: Philippines Power Shifting post Super Typhoon Haiyan 28.3.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire

Over 100 youth and grassroots advocates from 50 organizations are participating in Sulong! Power Shift Pilipinas national convergence to confront the climate crisis less than 6 months since the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).[1]

This comes just two days before the release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) expected to highlight the fact that society is vastly underprepared to deal with the increased risks posed by climate change impacts while the dangers of a warming planet are immediate and very human.

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How UK activists are fighting to eliminate food waste 28.3.2014 TreeHugger
From making chutney with unwanted produce to reviving the practice of feeding trash to pigs, UK activists are working hard to make food waste obsolete.
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Headlines for March 27, 2014 27.3.2014 Democracy Now!
Obama Chides Russia on "Brute Force," Rejects Iraq War Criticism, Ukraine, IMF Agree on $18B Aid for Austerity Reforms, Philippines, Muslim Rebels Sign Landmark Peace Deal, Egyptian General Resigns to Clear Run for Presidency, Study: Executions Rose Worldwide in 2013, Oklahoma Judge Strikes Down Secrecy on Execution Drugs, Northwestern University Football Players Win Right to Unionize, Bank of America in $9.3B Settlement for Selling Toxic Bonds; Ex-CEO Faces 3-Year Ban, Connecticut Lawmakers Advance $10.10 Minimum Wage, Bin Laden Son-in-Law Convicted in Terrorism Trial, Journalist, Anti-Nuclear Activist Jonathan Schell Dead at 70
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Climate change getting you down? PowerShift Atlantic can help! 27.3.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PowerShift Atlantic is happening this weekend! Join the fight for a just and sustainable future and strategize the future of the resistance to Energy East, fracking, offshore drilling and more. A storm is heading for the east coast this week that rivals the strength and intensity of White Juan -- a snowstorm in 2004 that ravaged Nova Scotia, effectively shutting down the province for more than a week. Four people died, and over $300 million in damage was done to provincial infrastructure. This snowstorm delivered five feet of snow in some areas -- just six months after Hurricane Juan hit the same communities. After Hurricane Juan in September 2003 and White Juan in February 2004, the Halifax Regional Municipality submitted bills totaling $19.9 million in damages to the federal government. In 2011, the city was still waiting on some $6 million. read ...
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Oil Giant: 'Assess' Climate Risks? OK; 'Leave It In the Ground?' Never 26.3.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Activist shareholders hope that publicly assessing and disclosing the financial risk associated with certain carbon-intensive operations will dissuade Exxon and other energy companies from extracting oil and natural gas in high-risk, environmentally sensitive areas like deep water and tar sands. (Credit: Bigstock) WASHINGTON - As the international community and the U.S. read ...
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The Other Keystone XL: On the Growing Fight over Cove Point 25.3.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Mark Hertsgaard

The largest environmental protest in Baltimore last month, calling on political leaders to stop Dominion Power's Cove Point fracking facility proposal. (Photo: Douglas Reyes-Ceron / cc / Flickr/ CCAN)DON'T BE  A FRACKING GASHOLE.

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Exxon, stranded assets and the new math 24.3.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

What happens when fossil-fuel companies' assets are reduced to nothing by carbon regulations or market forces? Shareholders want to know.

Exxon, stranded assets and the new math
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Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More! 21.3.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Check it out here , right now! To find out how, check out Pear Energy and Ethical Electricity . * * Source: US State Dept "Science is not there for you to cherry pick...You can decide whether or not to believe in it but that doesn't change the reality of an emergent scientific truth." Bill Nye, a climate scientist and communicator. Source: Ed Schipul at Wikimedia Commons ☼☼☼ On the Bright Side ☼☼☼ ___________ Source: fractivist at twitter ☼☼☼ BRIGHT IDEAS ☼☼☼ A University of California at Santa Cruz microgrid. Source: UCSC ☼☼☼ BRIGHT SIDE, STATE SIDE ☼☼☼ Source: solarpanelspower.net via forcechange.com For more news on green technology, click here . * * Via energyofsolarandwind.com Credit Nat Hamilton/WHYYNewsat ☼☼☼ BRIGHT SIDE, WORLDWIDE ☼☼☼ The most comprehensive newsfeed on climate change online. For more news on our changing climate from all over ...
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