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Sundarbans: A fight for survival.

Imagine a pristine forest where the the royal Bengal tiger hunts openly, where Irrawaddy dolphins and Ganges river dolphins swim freely, where green frogs hop around and Indian Skimmer chirps melodiously. Now add to your image the smoke from chimneys of a 1320 MW coal power plant, add the mercury from hundreds of thousands  tons... (More...)
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Orlando

We write this with tears in our eyes.  We haven’t been able to get them out of our eyes since waking up on Sunday morning and seeing the news about the massacre in Orlando, Florida. To be honest, we’ve been hesitant to write this. The reality of backlash, from individual emails to anger from governments... (More...)
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What the World Humanitarian Summit means for Climate Change

As 350.org’s Climate Impacts Coordinator, I joined about 9000 other delegates from around the world  for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit from May 23-24th. While 350.org doesn’t provide humanitarian aid, we’re increasingly concerned with just how hard climate change is biting, and committed to supporting people-oriented responses to the impacts of climate change. With... (More...)
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A New Lease on Life

Gulf Residents Demand an End to Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico & Beyond Guest Post by Bryan Parras, a Houston-based filmmaker and photographer that specializes in documentation of environmental and social justice movement stories throughout the South and Southwest. Follow him on Twitter @HighTechAztec Six years after the worst oil spill in the history of... (More...)
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Federal Offshore Drilling Plan: From Injury to Insult

Guest post by Colette Pichon-Battle, Esq, the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. GCCLP is a non-profit law firm and justice center advocating for ecological equity for Gulf South communities. Six years to the date of the BP Oil drilling disaster and the federal government has gone from being a... (More...)
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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (More...)
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Hunger pangs of starving farmers met by a barrage of bullets

On the morning of April 1, 2016 police forces opened fire at some 5,000 farmers and indigenous Lumad demanding relief and subsidies for farm communities who have been intensely affected by the El Nino dry spell in Kidapawan City. 350 Pilipinas condemns the violent dispersal of protesting farmers, which has resulted in the death of... (More...)
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Long March to Save Sundarbans

The long march to “Save Sundarbans” has kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the next few days, more than 500 people will march to the Sundarbans to protest the building of a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant in Rampal. The coal plant is backed by India and is being jointly developed by India’s National Thermal... (More...)
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