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Sep 5 2017 - 12:45
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Julian Hayda, Jerome McDonnell

When the National Weather Service called Hurricane Harvey an “unprecedented” event with unknown impacts, people only needed to look at 2005’s Hurricane Katrina or 2012’s Hurricane Sandy see what communities would likely be affected the most. 

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Sep 5 2017 - 12:15
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K. Jessica Hsu and Mark Schuller

Yes, to not ask questions about climate change is indeed dumb, as Senator Sanders pointed out.

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Sep 5 2017 - 10:45
Author: 
Talli Nauman

FARGO, N. D. –– The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit against organized opposition involved with the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) struggle to block the private oil infrastructure project.

Aug 25 2017 - 08:45
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Ben Walker

Cupped in the Bolivian highlands that border Chile, the small village is littered by centuries of conquest and expansion: from the pre-Incas, who ringed the surrounding hills with protective fortresses, to the gold-hungry Spanish conquistadors drawn to the region's mineral wealth.

But after centuries of settlement, Santiago K has become a ghost town. Drought, debt and climate change have squeezed roughly 80 percent of Santiago's residents from their homes in search of work and a better life.

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Aug 24 2017 - 12:00
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John Abraham

Humans are causing Earth’s climate to change. We know that. We’ve known it for decades. Okay so what? The follow-up questions should be directed to what the effects of warming will be. What will the costs be to society, to the natural biosystem, and to human lives? Let’s be honest, if the consequences of warming are not large, then who cares? But, if the consequences are severe, then we should take action now to reduce the warming. This really comes down to costs and benefits. Are the benefits of reducing emissions greater or less than the costs?

Aug 24 2017 - 12:00
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Jacqueline Patterson and Bill McKibben

There’s nothing like the giant oil companies to provide us all with lessons about power and prejudice.

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Aug 20 2017 - 08:30
Author: 
Raj Mankad

This article originally appeared in Grist.

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Aug 17 2017 - 12:00
Author: 
Nathan Thanki

Ed. Note: This is another talk in the first panel of the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Activists, Artists, and Academics:  Building Just Climate Futures Together virtual conference.

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Aug 16 2017 - 11:45
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Ajamu Baraka

What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be “over there”? What about the recent unanimous resolution by both Houses of Congress in support of Israel and criticism of the United Nations for its alleged anti-Israeli bias?

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Aug 14 2017 - 09:30
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AJ

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Three days of relentless downpours sparked flash floods and landslides that have killed at least 80 people in Nepal, 73 across northern and eastern India and 22 in Bangladesh.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shreshtha, reporting from Janakpur in Nepal, said that at least six million people were affected by the floods in the country's southern plains known as Terai.

More than 48,000 homes have been submerged by rising waters in Nepal, the police said.

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