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Climate Activists Use Civil Disobedience As Law Enforcement

Climate Activists Use Civil Disobedience As Law Enforcement

Waging Nonviolence By Jeremy Brecher Two years ago I was among more than a thousand people who committed civil disobedience at the White House to oppose the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then many more have been arrested around the country, often blocking the actual pathway along which the Keystone XL is being […]

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    208 Arrested Protesting Climate Chaos and Big Oil at Chevron Refinery

    208 Arrested Protesting Climate Chaos and Big Oil at Chevron Refinery

    350 Bay Area  Summer Heat Richmond Coalition Two thousand eight hundred high-spirited and sunflower-carrying demonstrators—numbers estimated by the Richmond Police Department (RPD)—converged in front of the main gate to Chevron’s refinery in Richmond Saturday to demand that the oil giant address ongoing health and safety concerns, stop processing extreme crude like tar sands, and cease […]

    World’s Largest Public Bank Dumps Dirty Coal

    World’s Largest Public Bank Dumps Dirty Coal

    World Wildlife Fund The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gave a cautious welcome yesterday to the move by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest public financial institution, to adopt measures which, if implemented properly, should phase out its support for coal and lignite power plants. The European Investment Bank is by far the biggest […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    EcoWatch By Lauren Berlekamp As the summer heats up, awareness is quickly escalating across the world as different direct action campaigns target a common denominator: the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this year, organizers including 350.org launched the Summer Heat and Fearless Summer campaigns, calling for a global uprising to “peacefully but firmly” stand up to […]

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    TckTckTck Storebrand, a major Norwegian pension fund and life insurance firm, has announced it has divested from 19 fossil fuel companies. Announcing the move, the group’s head of sustainable investment, Christine Tørklep Meisingset, said it had gone down the divestment route to “reduce fossil fuel and CO2 [carbon dioxide] exposure and ensure long-term stable returns” for […]

    Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

    Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

    TckTckTck Activists from across the world came together this past Saturday to be part of a global movement calling for an end to the age of coal and standing together for a clean energy future. In Istanbul, youth activists attending Global Power Shift joined local groups to march the streets calling for an end to […]

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Greenpeace By Rex Weyler We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air […]

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Kevin Grandia Some of United Airline’s most valuable and loyal customers are calling out the company yesterday over its prolonged fight to stop new regulations aimed at reducing global climate pollution emissions from the airline industry. And these aren’t your everyday frequent fliers we’re talking about, twenty are members of United’s Global Services flyer program—a privilege bestowed by invite […]