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Will Merkel cave in to big polluters?

Despite huge public support for a coal phase-out, German media reported this week that Chancellor Merkel is trying to weaken proposed legislation to reduce emissions from the most polluting coal power plants, which economist and scientists warn is the bare minimum for Germany to meet its climate commitments. Over the past few weeks, the government... (More...)
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Rising up, in Baltimore and beyond

If we want climate justice — not just adaptation to or even mitigation of climate change — then it’s important to understand the structural drivers of the crisis. I’m thinking about those drivers today, and I’m thinking about Baltimore. The story of Baltimore doesn’t start with the wrongful death of Freddie Gray. It didn’t start... (More...)
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Why keep digging for coal we can’t use?

This Saturday, I joined over 6000 people coming together to create a human chain from the deserted village of Borschemich, passing through to Immerath – another almost deserted village – through to the Garzweiler coal mine.  We were united in our message to #endcoal and accelerate the just transition that should have begun yesterday. These... (More...)
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Turning Up the Heat on Energy East

  On Tuesday, organizers from Quebec came together with dozens of activists across Canada to talk about how TransCanada’s plans to build an oil port in Cacouna were defeated earlier this month. If you missed the conversation, you can watch the recording of the webinar below. After over a year of growing public opposition to... (More...)
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SOAS, University of London vote to divest

Students and staff celebrate the news outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK SOAS, University of London, has announced that it will divest from fossil fuels within the next three years, in order to show leadership in the fight against climate change. SOAS is the first university in London to divest... (More...)
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