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Amazing news from Australia: Leard State Forest destruction halted!

Remarkable news from Australia! Today Whitehaven Coal has been forced to halt clearing of the Leard State Forest – where it plans to develop its gigantic Maules Creek coal mine. Share the great news on Facebook here.  Maules Creek Community Council, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office of New South Wales (NSW), sought an interim injunction... (More...)
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Union Theological Seminary in NYC Votes Unanimously to Divest From Fossil Fuels

The fossil fuel divestment spirit is sweeping faith communities around the world. Today, the trustees of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City voted unanimously to begin divesting the school’s entire $108.4 million endowment from fossil fuels, becoming the world’s first seminary to take this dramatic step in the fight against global climate change.... (More...)
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Civil society at UN climate negotiations in Bonn: “We Choose: Renewable Energy. Peoples’ Power. Be with us or step aside.”

    More than 100 people held a demonstration in Bonn today, outside the venue where the  Ministers of Environment are meeting for the UN climate negotiations. Organisations from every continent – including trade unions, social movements, environmental groups, gender and youth groups, indigenous groups and NGOs –are demanding action by the more than 198... (More...)
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Obama’s Plan

We just sent out this email to our friends in the USA. Not on our email list yet? Sign up here to receive crucial updates from the climate movement.  Dear Friends, Earlier today President Obama announced new proposals for regulating carbon emissions from power plants. They’re a good thing — some advocates think they could be stronger;... (More...)
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La Caravana Climática: a voice for our local movements

By Fernanda Canas On May 19th the Climate Caravan (Caravana Climática) through Latin America arrived to El Salvador. The Climate Caravan is a bus traveling from the north of Mexico all along Latin America in order to arrive to their final destination Lima, Peru where the UN Climate Change Talks (COP 20) will be held in December... (More...)
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Shifting Power in Argentina: Today is the day

By GPS Argentina team. This morning the first action of our GPS phase 2 plans will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We call it “Aclimatando” or in English “Acclimatizing”.  It is an effort to acclimate people to confronting the reality of climate change.  The goal of the meeting this morning is to thrust forward... (More...)
Latin America Power Shift

We’re Building Canoes

In April 2014, 350 Pacific Climate Warriors across the region performed and rallied to mark the start of building canoes for the Pacific Warrior Campaign. Since then, the teams have been working hard on preparing the canoes. In Vanuatu, as you can see in the video below, the team have been donated a specially selected tree... (More...)
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Hundred-year Balkan floods: a report from the ground

Guest blog by Rastko Šejić from Obrenovac, Serbia, 350.org Global Power Shift participant Obrenovac, Serbia It’s 6:00 on 16th May when an SMS from my little sister Rastislava wakes me up to a gloomy morning. It’s been raining heavily for three days. My sister’s message reads, “Our neighbourhood is under water”. I call her immediately.... (More...)
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