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Canada’s First Nations against fracking

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacked men and women of the Mi’kmaq and Elsipogtog First Nation for blocking a New Brunswick highway in protest of Southwestern Energy doing seismic testing to determine whether local shale gas deposits merit fracking. Continue reading

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Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt “2020 is too late to wait!” rang out the words of Abigail Borah, a 21-year-old college student/activist from Vermont. She was interrupting U.S. climate negotiator … Continue reading

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Climate change: Durban’s emptiness echoes Copenhagen’s disaster

As yet another UN conference on climate change dissolves into meaninglessness (no surprise there), a barrage of news underscores the urgency of the problems that are being given little more than lip service.  Examples: New perils seen to even modest … Continue reading

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Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve You don’t need a weatherman to know the wind has blown in another year of disasters: record flooding of the Lower … Continue reading

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