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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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Exxon was on the cutting edge of climate science 40 years ago. Watch what happened next:

“When their senior scientists told their senior executives what was coming, Exxon started climate-proofing all their drilling rigs to withstand the rising sea level. But they did not tell the rest of us. Just the opposite.” We just received a second letter from members of Congress about our work to hold Exxon accountable, claiming that we... (More...)
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More rain, less freshwater: Why the government of Ghana needs to stop coal expansion

Heavy rainfalls in Accra, Ghana during the past week, induced 10 fatalities, injuries and destroyed properties. The survival of vulnerable communities remains high priority as the  country’s government urges citizens to move toward higher ground away from flooded areas so as to avert further fatalities. The months of May and June are known to be... (More...)
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Berlin votes to divest

Berlin’s parliament has just voted to divest from oil, coal and gas companies.  Today Berlin joins other European capitals like Stockholm, Paris, Copenhagen and Oslo in making a powerful, public rejection of the fossil fuel industry. The Berlin House of Representatives decided to blacklist investments in companies that are incompatible with the German capital’s goal of... (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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