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Activists around the world are taking to the streets on Tuesday to rally against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and stand in solidarity with the people protesting it in North Dakota. The November 15 #NoDAPLDayOfAction marks one of the largest coordinated efforts against the pipeline since...
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Earth Day in 2016 will be one to remember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970′s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take part in planting trees, cleaning up local neighborhoods, and pushing...
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  Who would have thought that a nineteen year old college dropout would become the world's richest man? Furthermore, who would have guessed that this same man would become the second largest philanthropist in history (only following behind Andrew Carnegie)? Bill Gates has given away over $30 b...
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Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. in your time zone. While Earth Day has been little more than a public relations exercise in recent years, Earth Hour has become more impactful since its first launch in 2007. According to WWF, the organization behind Earth Hour, teams in 162 countr...
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2014 was a better year for some in the world, but we still have a long way to go before we can say we are protecting the planet. We wanted to end this holiday weekend with setting some resolutions for 2015 that all of us can partake in and find a reason to stand up and protect the planet more. Needl...
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The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru's president under pressure ahead of next month's UN climate conference. PERU'S COMMITTMENT TO protecting its forests has been called into question by a new report from environmental invest...
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By Andy Smith Glance at the headlines these days, and the prospects for peace look pretty bleak. Iraq, Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine don’t create grounds for much optimism. But Ginny Fox, executive director of the Peace Flag Project, said that’s no reason not to keep working for peace, particularly ...
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A short taster for a DVD and booklet package exploring the issues of Conflict and Climate Change. This 18 minute DVD, split into six sections, aims to convince people that conflict and climate change are linked, and that they can be tackled together by ordinary people, communities, businesses and g...
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By Jacob Devaney Fire is technology. We can use it to warm our food and our home or to burn down our neighborhood. It’s all a matter of how we choose to use – or abuse – resources. The Pentagon recently agreed to honor contracts with a lifetime cost of roughly $1.5 trillion for the F-35 Lighting Jo...
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Following the recent announcement that Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organised by WWF, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone from the highly anticipated motion picture ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ have chosen to back two separate projects on ‘Earth Hour Blu...
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What does civil war really look like on the ground? Increasingly, those on the front line of wars are the women and children and other civilians caught in the glowing Hades of death and annihilation. These women, children and civilians are trapped within these precincts of fear and terror.  htt...
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By DENIS D. GRAY The eulogies called Chut Wutty one of the few remaining activists in Cambodia brave enough to fight massive illegal deforestation by the powerful. The environmental watchdog was shot by a military policeman in April as he probed logging operations in one of the country's last great...
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The UN sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro has formally opened with a warning from UN head Ban Ki-moon that progress on the issue is too slow. The secretary-general told world leaders and other ministers that "words must translate into action". On the summit's fringes, international f...
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Brazil, a country with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will host World Environment Day 2012 (WED) on 5 June. Brazil had previously hosted WED in 1992, on the eve of the first Earth Summit, when world leaders, government officials and international organizations met to refocus, re...
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As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps toward protecting and preserving the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sus...
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The aim of Earth Day 2011 is to gather at least one billion acts of services to the environment by the time the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development rolls around, otherwise known as Rio+20. So far the Earth Day Network has recorded over 70 million Acts of Green as part of E...
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  In recent decades debates about the relationship between the environment and peace have focused on how environmental problems like resource scarcity and climate change are likely to create or exacerbate conflict. The emerging discussion that links rising temperatures caused by climate change...
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Brenda Leahy lives two blocks from the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, where her kids, 3 and 5, love playing in the sand and splashing in the water.   But Leahy, 46, a Navy veteran in pharmaceutical sales, wonders how much longer they'll have the pleasure. ``I have been so incredibly upset...
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By Jane Lubchenco | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Forty years ago, the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson gave birth to Earth Day when he stood up for the environment, calling upon the American people to come together for a simple teach-in on the environment. The first Earth Day was a catal...
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A Wisconsin senator's idea mobilized a green generationBY ROCKY BARKER (http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/04/17/1152179/one-man-one-moment-how-earth-day.html) One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers made April 22, 1970, the day the environmental movement began. That day, 20 million Americ...
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