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06/04/18
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Posted by Matti K
Featured image: Indonesia oil spill, April 2018.

Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, declared a state of emergency after pipeline fracture caused devastating oil spill along the coast, killing five fishermen and bringing health problems to hundreds of locals after it ignited.

The oil spill, which occurred over the weekend (March 31 - April 1), has now covered an area of around 18 km2 (7 mi2), contaminating the sea and polluting the air with thick black smoke. One protected dugong has already washed up dead on the shore.

04/04/18
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
The Royal Dutch Shell stand at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Friends of the Earth demands the oil firm move away from fossil fuels to comply with Paris deal

The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply with the Paris climate agreement.

30/03/18
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Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]

 

March 29, 2018
 
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.

29/03/18

Private banks around the world are back to funneling more money into the global fossil fuel sectors in 2017, according to a report released today by Rainforest Action Network

26/03/18
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells
The future looks hot. Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

 March 25, 2018


Remember Paris? It was not even two years ago that the celebrated climate accords were signed — defining two degrees of global warming as a must-meet target and rallying all the world’s nations to meet it — and the returns are already dispiritingly grim.

 

20/03/18
Author: 
Roger Annis

March 20, 2018 - Canada is stepping its toes further into the social and military disasters in Africa created by several centuries of imperialist plunder. It is sending six military helicopters to assist United Nations Security Council-endorsed occupation troops in Mali.

14/03/18
Author: 
Bill McKibben

When I checked my email one day last week, there was a link to a piece just published in The Globe and Mail. A columnist named Gary Mason had used me as his foil to prove that protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were subversive plots imported from the U.S., part of a grand overall strategy to mess with the fossil fuel industry.

25/02/18
Author: 
Zack Labe

What is happening in the Arctic is now beyond words, so here are the pictures

 
17/02/18
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
In a new study published Feb. 12, scientists found that global sea level rise is accelerating each year. (Photo: Andrew/Flickr/cc)

February 13, 2018


"This acceleration, driven mainly by accelerated melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise by 2100."

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