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Grassroots in Russia: fighting for forests, fighting for climate

Forests and climate So-called carbon capture and storage facilities (CCSF) are among the most sophisticated solutions invented by mankind to tackle climate change. Such an installation in Houston has cost about half a billion dollars, and its construction will take year. At the same time, we have already had the most powerful CCSFs for free:... (More...)
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All the times we’ve been counted out on Keystone XL:

After the 2014 midterm elections, professional pundits and politicians have once again started saying that the Keystone XL pipeline is destined for approval. We’ve heard this story before. In fact, it’s the story the climate movement has been told every single day since we took on this fight against Keystone XL in 2011. And just... (More...)
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What has brought smoke from radioactive peatlands to Moscow?

Russian society’s perception of global climate change is a complicated matter. Russian climatologists have been unambiguously claiming for a long time that it has been affecting Russia 2.5 times faster than the world average, and that human activity is its main cause. At the same time, most Russians hardly perceive climate change as a serious... (More...)

10 important findings from the IPCC Reports

The final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is due for release on November 2. The Synthesis Report serves as the capstone aiming to distill, synthesise and integrate the findings of the working group contributions released over this past year. The reports of the three Working Groups over... (More...)
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Global Day of Action Against Fracking leaves its mark in Argentina

By María Cabrera Vaca Muerta is a geological formation in Neuquén, northern Patagonia (Argentina), where the largest unconventional hydrocarbon hydraulic fracturing extraction in Latin America is taking place. The Neuquén Multisectorial group against fracking, regional groups, and the Mapuche native community formed a caravan which travelled through the desert to reach the operations run by... (More...)