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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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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The Decarbonizer and the Moral Case for Divestment

We recently co-released a hot, new, free online tool that gives divestment campaigners an opportunity to do their own analysis of the portfolio their aiming to divest. The tool is called the Decarbonizer, and it was designed by our friends at Corporate Knights and South Pole Carbon. The tool calculates how much money a university... (More...)
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