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    Rugby World Cup Highlights Climate Injustice

    Rugby World Cup Highlights Climate Injustice

    The Rugby World Cup starts Friday in Japan where Pacific Island teams from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga will face off against teams from industrialized nations. However, a new report from a UK-based NGO says that when the teams gather for the opening ceremony on Friday night and listen to the theme song “World In Union,” […]

    NYC Public Schools to Excuse Climate Strikers

    NYC Public Schools to Excuse Climate Strikers

    The New York City public schools will allow their 1.1 million students to skip school for Friday’s global climate strike, The New York Times reported Monday. Students will need consent from their parents to attend, and younger students will only be able to leave the school with a parent, the New York City Department of […]

    ‘Work Together’ or ‘Destroy it’: Goldman Prize Winner Francia Márquez on World’s Second Deadliest Country For Environmental Activists

    ‘Work Together’ or ‘Destroy it’: Goldman Prize Winner Francia Márquez on World’s Second Deadliest Country For Environmental Activists

    By Robert Valencia In April 2018, Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, thanks to her work to retake her community’s ancestral territories from illegal gold mining. However, her international recognition comes at a very risky price. Francia was born in Yolombó, a town nestled in the southwestern department of Cauca, where […]

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is the latest 2020 Democratic primary contender to announce an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. Gillibrand’s plan, published on Medium Thursday, would mobilize $10 trillion in private and public funds to pay for a Green New Deal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy within 10 years and net zero […]

    Environmental Damage Is a War Crime, Scientists Say

    Environmental Damage Is a War Crime, Scientists Say

    Two dozen prominent scientists from around the world have asked the UN to make environmental damage in conflict zones a war crime. The scientists published their open letter in the journal Nature. The letter, titled “Stop Military Conflicts from Trashing the Environment,” asks the United Nations’ International Law Commission to adopt a Fifth Geneva Convention […]

    African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

    African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

    By Adrienne Hollis Climate change is a threat multiplier. This is a fact I know to be true. I also know that our most vulnerable populations, particularly environmental justice communities — people of color and/or low socioeconomic status — are suffering and will continue to suffer first and worst from the adverse effects of climate […]

    Cambodia to Return 1,700 Tons of Plastic Waste to U.S., Canada

    Cambodia to Return 1,700 Tons of Plastic Waste to U.S., Canada

    Cambodia is the latest Asian country to reject the wealthy world’s plastic waste. Government officials said Wednesday that they would send 1,600 tonnes (approximately 1,764 tons) of waste back to the U.S. and Canada after the trash was discovered in 83 containers Tuesday in the country’s port of Sihanoukville, CNN reported. “Cambodia is not a […]