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    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands of people across the UK took to the streets Saturday and Sunday to protest the climate and cost-of-living crises, which demonstrators linked to the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.  Saturday’s protests were joined by thousands of people in major cities from London to Glasgow to Belfast, as the Press Association reported. On Sunday, 250 […]

    Nearly 2,000 Environmental Defenders Killed in Last 10 Years

    Nearly 2,000 Environmental Defenders Killed in Last 10 Years

    At a rate of every other day for the past 10 years, an environmental defender has lost their life protecting their home. That’s one sobering statistic from the latest Global Witness report “Decade of Defiance: Ten Years of Reporting Land and Environmental Activism Worldwide.” For every year since 2012, the environmental and human rights organization […]

    Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

    Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

    Black, Indigenous, and people of color from across the country rallied on Thursday, demanding Congress and President Biden reject an energy permitting overhaul that would expedite fossil fuel infrastructure, including pipelines like the beleaguered Mountain Valley Pipeline. “For so long… these industries have been placed in BIPOC communities that are too often targeted by these projects. It’s […]

    New Black-Focused Climate Solutions Initiative Launches

    New Black-Focused Climate Solutions Initiative Launches

    The Black Hive, a new climate initiative focused on equitable climate solutions, launched Thursday. The initiative, launched by the Movement for Black Lives, aims to build upon the 2021 Red, Black, and Green New Deal. “The climate crisis is happening because of corporate greed, government negligence, the divestment of solutions and the investment into the harmful […]

    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    The annual UN Conference of Parties to negotiate international climate policy is supposed to be held in different countries and continents in order to make it easier for activists from otherwise overlooked regions (the global south) to attend. This year’s COP27 is in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and while the African placement, Yessenia Funes at […]