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Nick Engelfried: Climate activists across the Global South and North unite to stop the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

As a movement born in Uganda and Tanzania arrives in the United States, activists are drawing strength from lessons of earlier pipeline battles.

July 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Breanna Draxler: What if Legal Personhood Included Plants, Rivers, and the Planet?

The rights of nature movement and its potential to shift Western legal doctrine around environmental protection.

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: No Climate Justice Without Voting Rights

In a 2020 Yale University and George Mason University poll, 69 percent of Latinos and 57 percent of Black respondents said they were “alarmed” about climate change. That compares to just 49 percent of White respondents.

February 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

Carlos Saavedra: Movements and Leaders Have Seasons — It’s Important To Know Which One You’re In

Learning to attune to the cycles of our own leadership can help us know when to do the right thing at the right time.

February 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dominic Kirui: How Wangari Maathai’s daughter carries on her mother’s bold fight for green spaces in Kenya

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Wanjira Mathai is empowering Kenya’s youth to lead the struggle to protect the environment.

May 1, 2021 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: The Environmental Justice Movement Moves Front and Center in the Biden Administration

The influence of the environmental justice movement in the Biden administration is already visible.

January 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: The Boy Scouts can do better than teaming up with Trump’s EPA

In more sane times, it would be natural for the Boy Scouts of America to share its do-gooder image with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

September 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Barrett Swanson: The Soldier and the Soil

Their prose often stood head and shoulders above the standard freshman drivel, exhibiting a certain rigor of thought and depth of feeling that perhaps comes from having witnessed whole anthologies of trauma—entire villages razed by fire, wide-eyed children draped in gore, wives screaming beside mutilated husbands.

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Piper: Why I’m Currently Blocking the Largest Oil Export Channel in the U.S.

Twenty-two activist climbers from Greenpeace blockaded the Fred Hartmann Bridge in Baytown, Texas Thursday morning in order to shutdown what they called “the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare” in the country. Here is a letter from one of the activists on the bridge.

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ellen Wohl: Small streams and wetlands are key parts of river networks – here’s why they need protection

The Trump administration is proposing to redefine a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States.” This deceptively simple phrase describes which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion

The British-based group Extinction Rebellion has called for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience on April 15 in capitals around the world to reverse our “one-way track to extinction.”

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Greta Thunberg: In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

If everyone listened to the scientists and the facts that I constantly refer to—then no one would have to listen to me or any of the other hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

Mike Schneider: The Wages of Fracking

Amity and Prosperity, One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York, 2018). An accomplished, award-winning poet, Eliza Griswold also writes for The New … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

Charles Eisenstein: Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working

True, the Standing Rock movement failed to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, yet it revealed a tremendous latent power in that so many people were willing to go to such great lengths in defense of the sacred. What will be possible when that power is fully mobilized?

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

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