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Pope Francis inspires bishops, priests and the faithful in the battle against Fracking in Brazil

by Não Fracking Brasil Born in Argentina, Pope Francis knows the devastating reality of fracking and supports the international fight against the exploration of oil and shale gas. His Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ (Praised Be)  is inspiring bishops, priests and the faithful in the battle against hydraulic fracturing, a highly polluting non-conventional method for shale gas... (More...)
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1,000 year flood in Louisiana

Blog by Guest Blogger: Cherri Foytlin, Gulf Coast Mother of 6, and State Director, Bold Louisiana. This week, central and southwestern Louisiana have been slammed by unprecedented floods. Over the weekend, I watched heavy rains pour down on my community and my own home sink into rising waters. Across the region, tens of thousands of people have... (More...)
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From the Bayou to the Bay: Voices of Gulf Resistance

Photos by Weenta Girmay, owner and co-director at Weenta Productions. She has a sincere love for people and their stories, which is what inspires her to keep making new media. Her personal work can be found at weenta.com. The Gulf Coast of the United States faces some of the most dramatic climate impacts on the... (More...)
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The Struggle Deep in the Forests of the Philippines

Last week, 350 Pilipinas coordinator, Zeph Repollo, was part of an international solidarity mission to a remote village of the Dulangan People in Mindanao, Philippines.     I’m writing this note from the lush, forest-clad Daguma Mountain Ranges of Mindanao, Philippines, where the indigenous Dulangan People are in a dangerous struggle against logging and mining corporations encroaching... (More...)
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This heat wave was planned in a board room.

Last Friday, President Obama and various national and local government agencies issued statements about an impending heatwave, directing people to stay inside, drink plenty of water, and watch for signs of heat stroke. Over the weekend, 26 states issued heat advisories, and press swarmed to public parks to photograph people sunbathing and cooling off in... (More...)
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Protect the Arctic — not in spite of oil potential but because of it.

The fight over protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is an archetype of conservation politics.  The coastal plain of the Refuge is an invaluable biological, spiritual, and cultural resource, our “last true wilderness,” “America’s Serengeti.”  Drilling proponents say it’s oil-rich; we need more domestic energy; Alaska’s economy depends on oil revenues; environmental impacts can be... (More...)
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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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