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Indigenous and Green Groups Fighting Pipeline Urge 2020 Democrats to Take ‘NoKXL Pledge’

By Jessica CorbettIndigenous, environmental and landowner groups fighting to block the Keystone XL pipeline sent a letter Tuesday to the two dozen 2020 Democratic presidential primary…

08/14/19
                                                               

Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed

Illegal gold mining is at epidemic proportions in the Amazon and the heavily polluting activities of garimpeiros – as miners are called – devastate forests and poison rivers with mercury….

07/29/19
                                                               

‘Historic Moment’ for Indigenous People at Climate Talks, New Climate Leader Says

By Sarah Steffen With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change. None   During the 2015 Paris agreement, the parties agreed to launch a working group to strengthen the knowledge and practices of indigenous groups and to provide a platform […]

06/25/19
                                                               

Indigenous mobilization wins battle in President Bolsonaro’s war on indigenous peoples

By Steve Schwartzman Indigenous people mobilizing for land rights during the Free Land Encampment (Acampamento Terra Livre) in Brasilia, Brazil on April 25, 2019. Photo: Leopoldo Silva/Agência Senado via Flickr Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s personal crusade to extinguish indigenous rights and devastate indigenous territories just hit a wall. Two, actually. Both Brazil’s Supreme Court […]

05/03/19
                                                               

American Climate Rebels Episode 2 – Minnesota: Stop Line 3

Enbridge have received the go-ahead to build a replacement – actually a brand new – pipeline through Minnesota to shift tar sands oil out of the USA, hoping to make as much money as possible before the industry collapses.

04/21/19
                                                               

Indigenous rights: the pathway to a livable planet

By Nicole DeSantis Photo by Kyrre Lien

Today is International Day of Forests, a perfect time to recognize the essential role of healthy forests in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including securing livelihoods, providing clean water, protecting biodiversity and meeting our climate goals.

03/21/19
                                                               

European colonization of Americas killed so many it cooled Earth’s climate

By Oliver Milman Photo by WH Jackson

Research finds killing of native people indirectly contributed to a colder period by causing deaths of around 56 million by 1600.

01/31/19
                                                               

Report: Alaska Native communities will face the brunt of climate change

By Krysti Shallenberger Photo by Katie Basile

Jones is also the CEO of Quinhagak’s Qanirtuuq Corporation. The community is trying to save artifacts from an ancient village nearby because they feared their heritage would wash out to the sea from erosion, caused by climate change.

11/30/18
                                                               

Native Americans Sue Frackers Over Manmade Earthquakes

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Oklahoma has become one of the world’s most notorious earthquake hubs. In fact, in 2014 for the first time, the number of magnitude 3 or greater quakes in the state surpassed California’s total.

07/06/17