User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and environmentalists agree on the need to protect tropical rainforests, but they couldn't disagree more about California's plan for saving them.

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Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land 13.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
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Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon 9.9.2019 BBC: World
Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Will Indonesia's new capital just move the problem to the jungle? 3.9.2019 BBC: World
Activists say moving the capital to Borneo threatens indigenous people and Kalimantan's rich wildlife.
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Norway Sami community fights for survival as temperatures rise 3.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Climate change is making life difficult for the indigenous people - and wildlife - of the Sami region.
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“The Amazon Stays, Bolsonaro Goes”: Protesters in Brazil Demand Action on Rainforest Fires 31.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last Friday, in the streets outside the government buildings in Brazil’s capital city, I walked with nearly a thousand people in desperate concern over the relentless and unprecedented burning of one of the most important ecosystems in the world. A […]
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Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered 23.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
You had many questions about the fires burning through the Amazon. Here are some of the answers.
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power 17.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.

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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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The farmers who worry about our phone batteries 15.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?
Brazil's indigenous women protest against Bolsonaro policies 13.8.2019 BBC: World
Indigenous women in Brazil protest against the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
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More Deadly Than Being a Soldier in a War Zone: Environmental Activists Killed for Defending Planet Have Doubled in 15 Years 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The environment is currently one of the major battlefields over the shape of the global economy, on a par with armed conflicts and calls for urgent and immediate action," one expert told Newsweek.
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Should rivers have same legal rights as humans? A growing number of voices say yes 3.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Environmental personhood" was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders the same legal status as humans. Bangladesh became the latest in July.
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Judge blocks Arizona copper mine project in national forest 2.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The judge ruled late Wednesday that the agency improperly evaluated and considered water use issues associated with the Rosemont Mine project in the Santa Rita Mountains in the Coronado National Forest.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Molly of Denali’ on PBS 15.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Molly of Denali This new animated kids show features a Native American character (voice of Sovereign Bill), a 10-year-old Alaska resident whose natural curiosity leads her and her friends to explore the wonders of her state. Lorne Cardinal and Ron Harris also are in the voice cast. Mondays...

98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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A New Wave of Environmentalists Want to Give Nature Legal Rights 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the summer of 2014, officials in Toledo, Ohio, announced that the city’s tap water was no longer safe to drink. A toxic algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff had poisoned Lake Erie, the primary water source for the area’s half-million residents, sickening more than 100 people. Stores emptied of bottled water within hours. For […]
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Today: ‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’ 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After weeks of peaceful protests in Hong Kong, a group of demonstrators turned violent on a key anniversary.


‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’

In Hong Kong, July 1 is an official holiday meant for celebrating the territory’s handover in 1997 from British to Chinese rule that usually...

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