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Tag: environment

Mexico’s new populist president considers foreign pipeline plans despite Indigenous protests

“The contracts in the energy sector with private companies will be reviewed to prevent corruption and illegal acts.”

Giant iceberg threatens tiny Greenland village

"Iceberg production in Greenland has been increasing in the past 100 years as climate change has become stronger."

Ireland passes bill to fully divest from fossil fuel by end...

While Ireland is making history, many emphasized the need for the rest of the world to follow the Irish's lead.

GOP-controlled House passes bill to eviscerate nation’s marine ecosystems, fisheries

If the bill becomes law, it "would reverse decades of bipartisan progress towards preventing overfishing and rebuilding fish populations, harming the health of our marine ecosystems and the coastal communities who depend on them."

What #ShellKnew and how it was used to stall international climate...

For almost two decades, Shell has pushed the same proposal to tackle climate change, which still hasn’t come to fruition.

Massive Utah oil shale project threatens public health, water supply

Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States.

Plastic is killing our oceans. Here’s what you need to know

Plastics ushered in an era of incredible convenience and are largely responsible for our modern era of mass consumerism.

Historic floods in Japan kill more than 100, force millions to...

"We've never experienced this kind of rain before."

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

This boot camp trains young people to fight plastic pollution

“It just goes to show the power of radical collaboration and the energy around this crisis.”

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Brits don’t mince words: The most irreverent and radical signs from UK’s historic anti-Trump...

They took to the streets en masse to show their opposition to the U.S. president's hate-filled policies.

Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, July 16, 2018

12 Russian intelligence officers indicted for election interference, the royal family snubs Trump, 28 civilians killed by U.S.-led bombing in Syria, and more.

Education and the mental health epidemic

Systems of education built around the ideals of the market that use competition, selection and examinations are contributing to a collective atmosphere of division, injustice and anxiety.
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Watch Stephen Colbert’s hilarious re-enactment of FBI agent Peter Strzok’s insane House hearing

'Trump is a f—ing idiot'; and 'WHAT THE F— HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??!?!'"

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