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03/06/19
Author: 
Giff Johnson
Picture taken by the US Defense Nuclear Agency in 1980, shows the huge dome built over top of a crater left by one of the 43 nuclear nuclear tests over Runit Island in Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. (GIFF JOHNSON / US DEFENCE NUCLEAR AGENCY / AFP)

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AFP) — As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small — but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

The dome — described by a UN chief Antonio Guterres as “a kind of coffin” — was built two decades after the blast in the Pacific ocean region.

03/06/19
Author: 
System Change Not Climate Change
The Juliana Plaintiffs claim a constitutional right to a habitable planet. Photo: Our Children's Trust

News | SCNCC | June 3, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, three judges of the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments by the Trump Administration seeking to stop the Juliana v. United States lawsuit brought by a group of young people claiming a constitutional right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life" and asserting that the United States government is violating that right.

26/05/19
Author: 
Melissa Healy
Pedestrians wear masks against the smog outside a hospital in Beijing. A new study outlines the myriad ways climate change is already worsening human health and causing premature deaths. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)
January 23, 2019
 
In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.
25/05/19
Author: 
Daniel Aldana Cohen

A Green New Deal can’t deliver economic or environmental justice without tackling the housing crisis. We should go big and build 10 million beautiful, public, no-carbon homes over the next 10 years.

20/05/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
Activists in North Dakota confront pipeline construction activities. A Texas bill would impose steep penalties for such protests. (Photo: Speak Freely/ACLU)
May 17, 2019

"This needs to be a nation-wide story."
 
A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. 

"It's an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel industry, favoring corporations over people." — Frankie Orona, executive director of the Society of Native Nations

20/05/19
Author: 
Richard Greeman
Yellow vests demonstration

May 20, 2019

I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest (Gilets jaunes) movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of information in the international media.

09/05/19
Author: 
Primary Authour Lydia Denworth
Our Future Our Choice

Children can be effective messengers to shift their parents’ level of concern about climate change because they aren’t seen as holding any entrenched political ideology, according to a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

09/05/19
Author: 
Primary Authour Lydia Denworth
Our Future Our Choice

Children can be effective messengers to shift their parents’ level of concern about climate change because they aren’t seen as holding any entrenched political ideology, according to a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

08/05/19
Author: 
Earchiel Johnson
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May 7, 2019 
 
 
ASHLAND, Wisc. – The Democratic party primaries have been heating up across the nation over the last year, with progressive Dems like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York elected to Congress and an array of Democratic primary presidential candidates all pushing progressive causes.

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