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Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors, Hundreds Injured

Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors, Hundreds Injured

Hundreds of water protectors were injured at the Standing Rock encampments Sunday evening when law enforcement blasted them with water cannons in freezing temperatures. The attacks came as water protectors used a semi-truck to remove burnt military vehicles that police had chained to concrete barriers weeks ago, blocking traffic on Highway 1806. Water protectors’ efforts […]

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    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    An unprecedented legal case was filed today against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea. The plaintiffs, Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, argue that Norway thereby violates the Paris agreement and the people’s constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations. […]

    Bill McKibben: The Question I Get Asked the Most

    Bill McKibben: The Question I Get Asked the Most

    The questions come after talks, on twitter, in the days’ incoming tide of email—sometimes even in old-fashioned letters that arrive in envelopes. The most common one by far is also the simplest: What can I do? I bet I’ve been asked it 10,000 times by now and—like a climate scientist predicting the temperature—I’m pretty sure […]

    Landmark Climate Change Conference Starts Today

    Landmark Climate Change Conference Starts Today

    [EcoWatch will be interviewing many of the speakers today at this event. Click here to watch our Facebook Live videos.] A landmark climate change conference starts today in Oberlin, Ohio. The conference will bringing together many of the world’s leading thinkers, political figures, economists, investors, philanthropists, business leaders, educators and public intellectuals to discuss the […]

    Exxon in Hot Seat as SEC Investigates Oil Giant Over Accounting for Climate Change

    Exxon in Hot Seat as SEC Investigates Oil Giant Over Accounting for Climate Change

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating how ExxonMobil valued its assets during the continuing slump in oil prices and how the company factors in climate risk when pricing its projects. Minale Tattersfield / Flickr The SEC requested information and documents from Exxon and the company’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, in August, as well as […]

    10 Most Profound Passages From ‘Let My People Go Surfing’

    10 Most Profound Passages From ‘Let My People Go Surfing’

    Ten years after its original publication, Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, has revised and expanded his beloved book Let My People Go Surfing—”the philosophical manual for the employees of Patagonia.” I read Chouinard’s original book nearly a decade ago and was fortunate to get him to sign my treasured copy in 2013 when he was in […]

    Bill McKibben: It’s Time to Declare War on Climate Change

    Bill McKibben: It’s Time to Declare War on Climate Change

    By Jon Queally We’re under attack, said author and climate campaigner Bill McKibben, and the only way to defeat the enemy is to declare a global war against the destructive practices that threaten the world’s imperiled ecosystems and human civilization as we know it. “Defeating the Nazis required more than brave soldiers,” wrote Bill McKibben […]