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Earth Day 2017

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.   The idea for a national day to focus on the…
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Dear America…

President Obama releases the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change. Thank you, Mr. President! BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat…
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Great Barrier Reef threatened by new legislation

Queensland is set to enact water legislation that will pose environmental risks to the Great Barrier Reef and coastal waterways. The Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps acknowledged that the environmental principle – ecological sustainability – underpinning the existing Water Act would not be applied in this legislation. The…
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Making ANZ Bank greener

If your island home is slowly drowning because of rising sea levels what would you do?  Protest! But where? If you follow the money in Australia it points to the ANZ Bank which is a leading supporter of the fossil fuel industry. Since January 2008, ANZ Bank has loaned approximately…
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Carbon Map – tracking climate change

This video introduces a website that uses an animated, distorted, shaded, interactive map to help convey how different countries fit into the climate change picture – both the causes and the risks. Climate change responsibility is conventionally discussed in terms of national emissions or emissions per capita. Conventional representations thus fail…
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Why #FloodWallStreet matters

More than 100 protesters were arrested after hundreds of people gathered in New York City’s financial district on Monday to denounce to denounce what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate change. Flood Wall Street demonstrators, primarily dressed in blue to represent climate change-induced flooding, marched to New York…
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Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

An article in the journal Climatic Change argues that the evidence shows that the climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies. These 90 entities, between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age. Without…
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