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Fellowship Stories: Building Resilient Communities In Fairbanks, AK

As a part of the 350.org Fossil Free Fellowship, divestment leaders Kengo Nagaoka and Tristan Glowa returned home to Fairbanks, Alaska to send the summer working with the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition. Today Alaska is in a moment of crisis. As the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the world, wildfires, melting permafrost,... (More...)
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The New 200

They did it again! The smart people at Fossil Free Indexes published the new 2016 Top 200 fossil fuel companies by size of reserves — click The Carbon Underground 200. This is the list used by most divestment campaigns as the point of departure for the discussion of how to define fossil fuels when considering... (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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Exxon’s fingerprints are all over these fires

Right now two extreme California fires are destroying dozens of homes while threatening thousands more. They’ve forced hundreds to evacuate and have already claimed two lives. For me, as for many of you, watching our state burn is heartbreaking, and it’s scary. Just In – #SoberanesFire burning in Monterey County is now 31,386 acres &... (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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Crowd chants “Ban fracking now” to Governor Brown at DNC

When California Governor Jerry Brown took to the podium last night at the DNC to talk about climate change, there were two starkly different responses from the audience. One faction of the California delegation led a celebratory cheer of “Jerry, Jerry.” Meanwhile, another group loudly chanted “ban fracking now” – illustrating the chasm between Californians when... (More...)
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3 reasons we’re opposing a Congressional move to protect Exxon

This blog post is written by May Boeve and Annie Leonard and re-posted from Greenpeace.org. It’s an unprecedented move to demand that 17 Attorneys General, as well as environmental and non-profit groups, including Greenpeace USA and 350.org, turn over internal documents and communications related to our work to expose Exxon’s climate denial. Everyone of us... (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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Stuttgart pulls out of fossil fuels

Stuttgart, capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, decided today to pull its funds out of fossil fuels in response to the mounting threat of climate change. The new investment criteria will see the city drop about 75 Stoxx-Europe listed companies engaging in coal, oil and unconventional gas or fracking... (More...)
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