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The Keystone XL Pipeline Debate is Right Where We Want It

The fight against the pipeline has energized the environmental movement

Back in August 2011, during the first few days of sit-ins at the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline, the press basically ignored us. I’d call around to all the national outlets and wires and mostly get the question “What’s Keystone…
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by: Jamie Henn – January 8, 2015

A Modest Proposal for the UN Climate Talks in Lima: Keep Fossil Fuels Underground

Measuring the impact of the climate talks isn’t complicated

On Monday morning, just after the latest round of UN climate negotiations kicked off in Lima, the Associated Press broke the story that Japan had used nearly a billion dollars allocated for climate finance to help build a coal-fired power plant in…
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by: Jamie Henn – December 4, 2014

Walking Away from Rio

The International Summits Are Broken. Time to Put Bodies onto the Streets

If you find it difficult to believe the history of how Easter Islanders in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries deforested their island to the point where they drove themselves to extinction, take a look at the dithering and fiddling that took place…
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by: Jamie Henn – June 25, 2012

Where to Look for Change at Rio+20

Hint: It Won’t Be in the Official Meeting Rooms

With the temperature outside plummeting below freezing, hundreds of us huddled our sleeping bags together to keep warm on the concrete floor of an abandoned warehouse that had been transformed into a “action space” for the UN climate meetings taking place down…
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by: Jamie Henn – June 15, 2012


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