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30/11/16
Author: 
Rebecca Hersher
Smoke rises from wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

[Editor: Once again a case of extreme drought which is probably the result of climate change.]

November 29, 2016

Local officials rushed to get people out of towns as a wildfire raced into Tennessee's Sevier County on Monday evening.

26/11/16
Author: 
John Paul Tasker

[Editor's note: Line 3  is Enbridge's largest project ever with 1600 km of pipeline which would double the existing aging pipeline's capacity to 760,000 barrels a day!  Watch video below.]

$7.9B project would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta's oilsands to Kitimat, B.C.

The federal cabinet has delivered its decision on the Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway pipeline after years of delays and false starts. But it will be days before the public knows the fate of the controversial project.

24/11/16
Author: 
The Real News
Published on Nov 21, 2016

Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJzQFwPRuw

24/11/16
Author: 
Sophie Lewis
Native Americans head to a rally at the state Capitol in Denver on Thursday, September 8, to protest in solidarity with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe argues that the pipeline, which would cross four states to move oil from North Dakota to Illinois, threatens water supplies and has already disrupted sacred sites. Hide Caption 9 of 17 People hang a sign near a sacred burial ground on September 4

On December 4, hundreds of veterans plan to "deploy" to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to join in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline.

22/11/16
Author: 
Staff

Twelve people are in hospital and another 200 were injured after anti-pipeline demonstrators clashed with local and state police in North Dakota who used pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons in freezing temperatures on hundreds of #NoDAPL supporters who call themselves water protectors.

That’s according to a release sent early Monday morning by Indigenous Rising media and statistics from Oceti Sakowin Medic team.

22/11/16
Author: 
Jorge Barrera
(Police would blast #NoDAPL supporters with water and then arc tear gas behind them on the bridge, trapping them. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN)

Jorge Barrera
APTN National News
Senior North Dakota law enforcement officials said Monday the use of a makeshift water cannon in sub-zero temperatures against supporters of a Native American-led anti-oil pipeline movement was “effective” and could be used again.

County and state police blasted a fire hose mounted on the gun turret of an armoured personnel vehicle during a seven-hour, all-out assault which lasted from Sunday evening to early Monday morning.

13/11/16
Author: 
kvtu
Unions break with AFL-CIO, protest Dakota Access Pipeline

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Hundreds of union members and supporters gathered outside of a Wells Fargo branch in downtown Oakland this afternoon to call on the bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline project in North
Dakota that has become a flash point for environmental and Native American advocates.

"No Dakota Access Pipeline, water is life," the protesters chanted as they arrived, referring to concerns that the project could pollute drinking water in the area, including on land occupied by the Standing Rock
Sioux tribe.

13/11/16
Author: 
Quentin Dempster
Canadian activist Naomi Klein says sanctions may be needed if the US walks away from action on climate change. Photo: AAP

The US should be hit with punitive sanctions if its new president orders its withdrawal from the Paris climate change treaty, says acclaimed Canadian activist and author Naomi Klein.

Ms Klein, who is in Australia to receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize, also says that Donald Trump had been elevated to the US presidency mainly because of a Brexit-style “whitelash” from disaffected blue-collar families in rust belt states.

11/11/16
Author: 
Nika Knight
"This is terrifying for science, research, education, and the future of our planet," one scientist tweeted after the results came in. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Climate change denier promises to bring in new era for coal, pull U.S. out of international climate commitments

Hours after the stunning U.S. presidential election returns showed an avowed climate change denier chosen for the nation's highest office, environmentalists around the world grappled with what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for the planet.

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