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Fifty-four people blocked work inside Environmental Resource Management (ERM), the oil contractor in charge of writing the environmental review for the Keystone XL pipeline.
The massive corporation hid their ties to big oil companies like Exxon Mobil and even TransCanada—an illegal act that exposes deep conflict of interest.
So today, activists for Walk for Grandkids locked down in front of the ERM offices, refusing to let business as usual proceed.
We have reports of some police violence, but activists held down the barricade for over four hours—a testament to their bravery. All 54 activists have been arrested, and there is a support team working to get them out.
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Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be 'the Rubbish Dump of the World'
The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world's garbage dump, as CNN reported. The countries receiving their trash back include the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.
Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar's lost forests.