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‘Existential threat’: Indigenous leaders urge Citigroup to stop backing Amazon oil

Indigenous leaders said the bank's role in enabling the expansion of the oil and gas industry was pushing the Amazon rainforest closer to the brink of collapse.

Billionaires will not save us. Here’s what will

It’s high time that we draw from the massive wealth of knowledge possessed by Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous groups unveil plan to protect 80 percent of the Amazon...

The Amazonian Indigenous organizations leading the plan aim to center Indigenous-led forest management and land tenure to protect endemic species.

Indigenous movements are key to the fight against fossil fuels

Direct action by indigenous peoples and others most directly threatened, both in their material impact as well as their catalytic effect on wider activist movements, is the decisive factor.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, celebrating Earth’s unsung environmental stewards

To recognize the significant role Indigenous peoples’ play in global conservation efforts, Mongabay rounds up some of this year’s most impactful stories.

‘Stand with us’: Indigenous Line 3 opponents seek allies to fight...

“We need everyone who can to come to the frontlines in support. We need those who can’t come here in person to amplify this message through every available channel.”

Settlers have an obligation to defend treaty rights, too

“The treaties are not just a concern for Indigenous people. They were entered into by the U.S. government, and as citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure our government honors that law.”

Indigenous languages are going extinct and taking knowledge of medicinal plants...

"[L]anguage allows indigenous societies to use the biodiversity that surrounds them as a 'living pharmacy' and to describe the medicinal properties of plants."

Hundreds arrested at Line 3 ‘treaty people gathering.’ Water protectors vow...

Even after the mass arrests on Monday, the Anishinaabe and their allies camped out at the site and plan to continue their direct action.

Landmark decision: Brazil Supreme Court sides with Indigenous land rights

The country’s Supreme Court has agreed to review the process around a past case that cancelled the demarcation of an Indigenous territory claimed by the Guarani Kaiowá people.

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Anaheim mayor resigns amid FBI corruption investigation

“I hope that the people of Anaheim and our media continue to pursue the question of whether Harry Sidhu was acting alone."

Oil giant consultant resigns, citing operations beyond ‘limits of our planetary systems’

"I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms and dismisses the risks of climate change and ecological collapse."

Lift the Supreme Court’s veil of secrecy

These nine individuals make decisions that affect every American. Why should they get to do it secretly?

FDA denies petitions to ban phthlates in food packaging

"It’s outrageous that FDA decided chemicals banned from children’s toys should remain in the food we eat. Families deserve better from FDA.”