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Campus Environmentalists Are Pushing their Schools to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Youth campaigns hope to replicate the success of the anti-apartheid divestment movement of the 80s

On November 5, as most Americans were glued to their TV and computer screens following election-eve news, a tiny environmental college in Maine did a momentous thing: It became the first institution of higher education in the United States to divest its…
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by: Emily Kirkland – November 19, 2012

Why I Courted Arrest in Front of the White House

Simply Put, Keystone XL is a Very, Very, Very, Bad Idea

On Thursday (August 25) morning, I was led away from the White House lawn in handcuffs. I was participating in a peaceful protest against Keystone XL, a new pipeline that would bring oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the…
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by: Emily Kirkland – August 29, 2011

Peru Looks to Traditional Adaptation Practices to Cope with Climate Disruption

The Best Responses to Climate Change will Combine Modern Science and Ancestral Knowledge

On the Great Plains of United States, corn and soy crops have withered in the heat. In Eastern Africa, severe drought has prompted massive famines. From pine beetle infestations in the Rockies to thinning ice in the Arctic, the impacts of climate…
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by: Emily Kirkland – August 17, 2011


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