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Hundreds of Earth First!ers shut down oil & gas chemical supplier to protest fracking | Climate Connections

On the edge of the western mountain range, protesters with Croatan Earth First! are currently occupying an industrial manufacturing facility owned by Momentive and located at 114 Industrial Drive. North Carolinians, who have been fighting to prevent hydraulic fracturing from coming to central North Carolina are joined in this action by people from around the country who also oppose shale ...

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Sioux Tribes Plan Large-Scale Wind Energy Project | Reader Supported News

A group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota are hoping to pump some much-needed revenue into their economies with an ambitious wind project, but some wind industry experts question whether the tribes understand the hurdles they face with such a large-scale development. Leaders from six Sioux tribes announced plans at last month’s Clinton Global Initiative to develop a renewable energy ...

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World Needs a Plan for Expected Waves of Climate Refugees | Inter Press Service

Untold thousands dead and thousands more stranded or missing – these are the latest figures from various reports on the devastation caused by flash floods in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. According to the United Nations, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami displaced 2.2 million people in 12 countries. In Bangladesh, 4.4 million people were displaced by Cyclone Sidr and floods ...

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Longer-term El Nino warnings to help farmers adapt | Reuters

Scientists have found a way to forecast El Nino weather events in the Pacific a year in advance, long enough to let farmers plant crops less vulnerable to global shifts in rainfall, a study showed on Monday. While far from flawless, the technique doubles current six-month predictions of El Nino, a warming of the eastern Pacific linked in the past ...

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Coal Pollution and the Fight For Environmental Justice | by Diane Toomey, Yale Environment 360

When the NAACP recently released a report on the disproportionate effects of coal-fired plants on minorities, Jacqueline Patterson led the efforts to spread its message that these facilities were “killing low-income communities and communities of color.” Patterson is the Environmental and Climate Justice Director for the venerable civil rights organization — a job whose purpose is sometimes questioned by the ...

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“Enough is Enough:” Hostility Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline | PopularResistance.Org

“Enough is enough,” said Michael Bishop during our phone conversation Saturday morning after he found out TransCanada and its vendor, Michels, are planning to dig up buried pipe, part of the 485-mile southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, on his property in the east Texas rural community of Douglass. For more on this story, visit: “Enough is Enough:” Hostility ...

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Sustainable management of natural resources can bring peace to Afghanistan | UN News Centre

Sustainable and equitable management of Afghanistan’s natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can contribute to peacebuilding in the country, according to a United Nations report. The report, Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, describes how the UN and the international community can assist the Afghan Government to improve the management of natural resources in a way ...

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Japan lost the war to United States because of oil | pravda.ru

Today everyone understands the role of oil in the society. Oil was the main goal, and often, the main weapon in the wars of the twentieth century, especially during the Second World War. It all started with the exacerbation of the relations between Japan and the United States, when President Roosevelt imposed an embargo on the supply of crude oil ...

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