Updates – Page 2

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...)
South Asia Uncategorized

Walking in Fiji post-Tropical Cyclone Winston

On the 20th of February, less than a week after Fiji became the very first nation to ratify the Paris Agreement, Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through my beloved Fiji. Eight days later, 350.org Fiji Coordinator, George Nacewa, Australian Photojournalist, Jeff Tan, and I, sat with 3 different families from Navoci Village, Korovuto Settlement, and Vatukoula.... (More...)
Climate Impacts Climate Justice Pacific

Heathrow 13: The UK’s first climate prisoners?

UPDATE: None of the Heathrow 13 is going to prison! They have been handed six-week suspended sentences in addition to 100+ hours of community service. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24th February) thirteen individuals who blockaded a runway to protest against expanding Heathrow airport are likely to be sent to prison, which would make them the first climate activists... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Europe Keep It In The Ground

The Fossil Fuel Thunderdome

There is some pretty dramatic stuff happening within the fossil fuel industries these days; low oil prices, profit loss, canceled projects and downsizing — to name a few. In this blog, I’ll unpack just a small bit of what’s going on, but the longer story is all germane to the divestment discourse. Before I get... (More...)
Divestment

Live Blog: Tropical Cyclone Winston

Tropical Cyclone Winston is a massive category 5 storm that is about to make a direct hit to Fiji. This will be one of the largest storms in decades to make landfall on Fiji. It has already hit Tonga twice and then it strengthened and is approaching Fiji. We will be sharing updates from the... (More...)
Pacific

Why We Need to Keep 80% of Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Reposted from Yes! Magazine  Join the Movement. It’s Time to Break Free from Fossil Fuels. By Bill McKibben Physics can impose a bracing clarity on the normally murky world of politics. It can make things simple. Not easy, but simple. Most of the time, public policy is a series of trade-offs: higher taxes or fewer... (More...)
Global Keep It In The Ground

Young activists block Norwegian mine to protect fjord

For fifteen days now, locals and young activists, led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway, have been peacefully occupying machinery to prevent test drilling at a mining site near Førde fjord, west Norway. A set of new activists have been climbing the mountain daily to chain themselves to the mining company’s machinery, only to... (More...)
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