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President Obama’s Strong Words on Keystone XL

The strategy by some oil-soaked Senators to try and approve the Keystone XL pipeline is already backfiring. The last time Congress tried to force the President’s hand on KXL, he sent the project back the drawing board because of concerns over the route in Nebraska. This morning, the President had these strong words for pipeline... (More...)
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China and US Climate Accord a Step Forward; Strengthen the Case for Divestment and Stopping Keystone XL

New York City – China and the Unites States announced a new agreement on climate change tonight. The following is a statement from May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org: “It’s no coincidence that after the biggest climate mobilization in history, world leaders are stepping up their ambition on climate action. This announcement is a sign that President Obama... (More...)
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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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Five Ways to Support Burnaby’s Kinder Morgan Opposition

UPDATE: Click Here to Donate to the Legal Support Fund for Burnaby Mountain Arrestees. In late October the National Energy Board granted Kinder Morgan access to begin work on their TransMountain tar sands pipeline expansion project in a designated conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, despite overwhelming opposition from local residents, Indigenous peoples and politicians. In... (More...)
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Rick Berman’s Poisonous Cynicism

There’s an old saying among lawyers: when the law’s on your side, argue the law; when the facts are on your side, argue the facts. But if you have neither? That’s when you start “digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists,” according to right-wing lobbyist Richard Berman. For those who don’t know, Rick Berman is a consultant to executives... (More...)
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Taller de Acción Fotográfica en Barcelona

El TAF! (Taller de Acción Fotográfica) coordinado por Oriana Eliçabe, miembro del colectivo Enmedio, estará impartiendo un taller en Barcelona conjunto con 350.org.  En esta ocasión los objetivos serán realizar una acción fotográfica colectiva con una temática muy concreta: el impacto en la salud y en el entorno de la contaminación producida por la incineración de residuos en cementeras.... (More...)
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A climate activist’s reflection of Ferguson October

For 73 nights, young people from Ferguson and St. Louis have led nightly protests demanding justice for the killing of Mike Brown. A local tragedy had re-ignited the movement to fight systemic racism, and as the world was watching Ferguson, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Millennial Activists... (More...)
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Europe must close doors to tar sands oil

The European Union is attempting to throw open its doors to dirty tar sands oil, by abandoning its plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting.  After years of frustrating delays for climate campaigners, the EU appears to have caved in to intense lobbying efforts by oil giants and pressure from the Canadian government... (More...)
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Officially the biggest climate mobilisation ever.

Friends, Today more people took to the streets calling for climate action than on any other day in history. From New York City to Rio, London to Delhi — we were everywhere. This is what hope looks like: (click here to see more photos) On Tuesday, more world leaders will gather in New York to... (More...)
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