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Rihanna Donates $15 Million to Climate Justice

Rihanna Donates $15 Million to Climate Justice

Rihanna is donating $15 million to organizations that champion climate justice.  The singer is donating the money through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which she founded in 2012 to honor her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, and describes itself as supporting climate resilience and justice in the U.S. and the Caribbean.  “At the Clara Lionel […]

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    Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe

    Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe

    By Kelly Hayes In October of 2016, I wrote a piece called How to Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective. I had visited the Standing Rock camps twice at that point, at the request of local youth who coordinated skill shares for Water Protectors, and I had written extensively about the movement. About a year […]

    OFF Act Is a Climate Game Changer

    OFF Act Is a Climate Game Changer

    By Mark Schlosberg Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act) last week. This visionary bill comes as the nation bears witness to the devastation being brought by the climate change-super charged storm Harvey to Texas and Louisiana and braces for Irma’s impacts. Storms like this and other […]

    ‘Not Without Us’ Follows Climate Activists on the Front Lines

    ‘Not Without Us’ Follows Climate Activists on the Front Lines

    By Jessica Wang The documentary Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world as they mobilize around the 2015 UN Climate Talks in Paris and try to push world leaders to enact an agreement with meaningful and binding targets. According to director and San Francisco-based filmmaker Mark Decena, “Climate change is a […]

    250,000+ Oppose USDA Proposal to Approve First-Ever Genetically Engineered Forest Tree

    250,000+ Oppose USDA Proposal to Approve First-Ever Genetically Engineered Forest Tree

    More than a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments Wednesday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed approval in April 2017, releasing a draft Environmental Impact […]

    Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

    Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

    Native communities and environmental justice advocates in Louisiana opened a new resistance camp Saturday to oppose the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline project. Called L’eau Est La Vie, or Water is Life, the camp will consist of floating indigenous art structures on rafts and constant prayer ceremonies during its first two weeks. The Bayou Bridge project, […]

    Southeast Is Ground Zero for Genetically Engineered Trees

    Southeast Is Ground Zero for Genetically Engineered Trees

    By BJ McManama ArborGen Corporation, a multinational conglomerate and leading supplier of seedlings for commercial forestry applications, has submitted an approval request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to deregulate and widely distribute a eucalyptus tree genetically engineered (GE) to be freeze tolerant. This modification will allow this GE […]

    Dallas Goldtooth: The Fight Against DAPL Is Not Over

    Dallas Goldtooth: The Fight Against DAPL Is Not Over

    Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline this summer and into the fall, despite the ruling from a federal judge last week that the Trump administration must conduct additional environmental review of the project. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lawyer told Washington, DC District Court Judge James Boasberg Wednesday that the […]