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Aug 8 2017 - 10:45
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Rishi Iyengar

Two shareholders of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBAUF) filed a lawsuit in the country's federal court on Tuesday, alleging that the bank did not "adequately disclose" the risks climate change could pose to its financial stability.

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Aug 4 2017 - 12:15
Author: 
Eleanor Finley

Just a short time ago, the idea of the United States electing real estate mogul Donald Trump to the presidency seemed almost unthinkable. Yet now that this impossible proposition has come to pass, a new space has opened for visionary thinking. If electing Donald Trump is indeed possible, what other impossibilities might be realized?

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Jul 31 2017 - 11:00
Author: 
Rick Hurd

RICHMOND — Two people were arrested Monday during an otherwise peaceful protest at the Kinder Morgan Terminal.

Aug 2 2017 - 14:30
Author: 
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Portland Audubon Society, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Center for Sustainable Economy

August 2, 2017 (Portland, OR) – Today, the Portland City Council voted unanimously, 5 to 0, to appeal a decision by Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) that found Portland’s fossil fuel terminal zoning restrictions unconstitutional. The Oregon State Court of Appeals will hear appeals on the case.

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Jul 30 2017 - 17:30
Author: 
SW Editorial Board

The temperature has changed. We can all feel it. The moment we live in now does not resemble any in recent history. Much of this is because of the current occupant of the White House and the anti-government Republicans who abet his belligerent antics in order to push through legislation that threatens to shred our society’s safety nets. The least among us are under threat as never before. But even before Trump came to power, there was evidence that something was going sidewise, across the nation and in our city.

Jul 28 2017 - 12:00
Author: 
Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya

Two Iowa-based Catholic Worker activists revealed they secretly carried out multiple acts of sabotage and arson in order to stop construction of the controversial $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. We speak with Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya about how they set fire to heavy machinery being used to construct the pipeline. They say their actions were inspired by the anti-nuclear Plowshares Movement which used nonviolent direct action to target nuclear warheads and military installations.

Jul 24 2017 - 09:45
Author: 
Rising Tide North America

BREAKING Right now, six courageous anti-pipeline fighters have blockaded the entrance to Kinder Morgan’s oil export terminal in Richmond, California calling for a stop to the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in western Canada.

Kinder Morgan wants to expand their pipeline across western Canada and triple the amount of tar sands crude mined from the Alberta tar sands impacting First Nations communities, diverse eco-systems and the climate.

Jul 19 2017 - 10:15
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Tsilhqot'in National Government

Williams Lake, BC: July 17, 2017: In a shocking move, while four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding their communities, and while the communities have engaged in brave efforts to fight for their very survival, British Columbia has granted controversial drilling permits over the objections of the Tsilhqot’in. The Nation is outraged that the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines has issued permits to allow Taseko Mines Ltd. to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration for the New Prosperity mine proposal. This mine cannot be built.

Jul 17 2017 - 08:45
Author: 
Jessica Corbett

New report finds 'activists are being murdered, attacked, and criminalized by the very people who are supposed to protect them'

Last year was the deadliest in history to be an environmental activist, according to a new report that found, on average, nearly four people were killed per week.

"Conflicts over the control of land and natural resources were an underlying factor in almost every killing in 2016." –Global Witness report

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Jul 17 2017 - 08:30
Author: 
Jake Johnson

California Gov Jerry Brown is adamant that his newly unveiled package of legislation aimed at extending his state's existing cap-and-trade program through 2030 is an essential step forward in the fight against climate change, but prominent green groups are characterizing the plan as yet another massive giveaway to large polluters.

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