NAACP climate director explains why now is the time to fight environmental racism

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For over a century, the NAACP, one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, has worked to combat racial discrimination and segregation. Through litigation, get-out-the-vote efforts and policy work, the organization has fought for fair housing, voting rights, education and criminal justice reform, among other initiatives. By Jessica Kutz The 19th News In more recent […]

Next weekend, join Citizens’ Climate Lobby for their virtual climate conference online and in DC!

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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With the recent midterm elections resulting in a divided Congress next year, Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s bipartisan approach will be critical in moving climate solutions forward. CCL’s volunteers will gather for a virtual conference early in December to prepare for the advocacy work that lies ahead.   By Steve Valk Citizens’ Climate Lobby Who: Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers […]

Greta Thunberg joins 630+ youth activists in climate lawsuit against Sweden

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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Climate leader Greta Thunberg was among 636 young adults and children who submitted a class-action lawsuit against the Swedish government at a district court in Stockholm on Friday, arguing that the country’s right-wing leaders are failing to obey the Swedish constitution as they continue allowing planet-heating fossil fuel extraction. By Julia Conley Common Dreams About 2,000 […]

What are you doing this holiday weekend? Can you devote a little time to electing a climate-friendly Senate?

Published on November 26th, 2022 | by

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After the holiday weekend, you’ll wake up on Monday and there will be only 8 days left until Election Day in the Georgia US Senate runoff. Monday will also mark the beginning of in-person early voting for most Georgians (a few counties have already begun), and so I’m writing you this morning with a simple […]

On Black Friday, skip the sales, head out into nature

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You. Yes, you. Today is NOT a good day for a Black Friday sale. Today is a gorgeous day to be outside. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Today in California, hike along wildfire-scarred land, look for new growth, and look for a red-tailed hawk soaring above. Today in New York, take a brisk walk through […]

Conservation groups intervene to protect Utah monuments, Antiquities Act

Published on November 25th, 2022 | by

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Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments today. The suits, led by the state of Utah, also attack the Antiquities Act itself as unlawful. Nearly five years ago, former President Trump controversially — and without lawful authority — shrunk the boundaries of […]

On Thanksgiving, some thoughts on language and family

Published on November 24th, 2022 | by

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If you’ve got one of those families—nuclear or extended—in which talking politics at the dinner table brings out the glares and knives, or you just get bored hanging around the in-laws and outlaws of your own little clan on Thanksgiving, perhaps you can turn the whole affair into a language experiment that everybody can participate in. […]

How to host a safe Thanksgiving meal during coronavirus – an epidemiologist explains her personal plans

Published on November 24th, 2022 | by

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Like many people in this unusual year, I am adjusting my family’s holiday plans so that we can all be safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I am an epidemiologist and mother of four with a large extended family. Given the serious nationwide resurgence of COVID-19 infections, gatherings of family and friends over the upcoming […]

Thanksgiving: In ‘Gather’ documentary, indigenous food sovereignty Is on the menu

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feast that symbolized an abiding pact between European colonists and Indigenous people to share the abundance of the land. But the reality of both historical and ongoing colonization, says Nephi Craig, White Mountain Apache, is that if you “want to attack a people and wipe them out—attack their food.” By Valerie Schloredt YES! magazine Consider […]

How George Washington used his first Thanksgiving as president to unite a new country

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On Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, George Washington woke early. Assisted by his enslaved valets – William “Billy” Lee and the young Christopher Sheels – he powdered his hair, put on his favorite black velvet suit, tied his white neckwear and donned his yellow gloves. Finally ready, he set out to travel the short distance from the […]

Why did the Biden Admin approve a new oil export project on Texas Coast ?

Published on November 23rd, 2022 | by

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Despite pledging to prioritize climate change and environmental justice in its decision making, and coming on the heels of promising further emissions reduction, the Biden Administration today approved the application for the Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT), a new offshore oil export terminal that will increase cancer-causing air pollutants in Texas’ Brazoria and Harris counties and make […]

Under-30 climate voters will be key for Warnock winning the Georgia run-off election

Published on November 23rd, 2022 | by

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Commentators have attached much comfort and hope to the turnout of young voters in this year’s election. At 27%, youth turnout was the third highest in the 13 midterms since 1974, with peaks at 32% in 1982 and 31% in 2018. They strongly favored Democrats. By Meteor Blades Although there were quite large differences in the overall percentage of turnout among […]

Manatees are endangered and need protection – Sign the petition!

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The Center for Biological Diversity, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Miami Waterkeeper, Save the Manatee Club and Frank S. González García today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase protections for West Indian manatees. The petition urges the Service to reclassify the species from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act. By Center […]

Manchin’s zombie dirty deal could return in the lame duck session

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With just over a month until Republicans officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, a committee chair on Monday warned outgoing Democratic leadership against reviving the “dirty deal” on permitting reform that was defeated in September. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a brief note to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

The GOP war on EVs: Koch vassal John Stossel promotes Koch Network disinformation

Published on November 22nd, 2022 | by

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Regular readers of the denier roundup know this already, but former journalist John Stossels is now a leading disinformation producer, regularly featuring fake experts who just-so-happen to be, like Stossel, all Koch’d up. By Climate Denier Roundup But today’s COP, Look, Listen provides some new information on Stossel’s conflicts of interest and his latest high-traction disinformation video, which […]