Environmental Burdens of Fracking Placed on Communities of Color, Low Income

Unprecedented New Report Details Sweeping Environmental Injustice of Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Fossil Fuel Buildout   Washington, D.C. – A comprehensive new report released today from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a detailed look at the startling environmental… Read More

Trans Mountain Pipeline Protesters Convicted of Contempt of Court

Clayton Thomas-Müller, a board member with Global Justice Ecology Project, was convicted of contempt of court Monday for defying the court injunction meant to prevent them from interfering with work at Trans Mountain’s properties in Burnaby, BC. According… Read More

False Climate Solution: The Dangers of Hydro-Electric Dams

Large-scale hydro-electric dams are a false solution to climate change. Besides the ecological and social devastation they cause, the methane emitted by hydro-electric dams make them another contributor to climate change. With all of the evidence of their… Read More

2.5 Million Homes, Businesses Totaling $1 Trillion Threatened by High Tide Flooding

Via Union of Concerned Citizens   Study Finds Coastal Municipalities May Lose Huge Sums in Property Tax Revenue WASHINGTON (June 18, 2018)—Accelerating sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is projected to… Read More

‘Utterly Terrifying’: Surging Antarctica Ice Loss Tripled in Last Five Years

By Eric Holthaus Via CommonDreams.org   Scientists are expressing alarm over “utterly terrifying” new findings from NASA and the European Space Agency that Antarctica has lost about 3 trillion tons of ice since 1992, and in the past five years—as the atmospheric and ocean… Read More

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp in Louisiana

Author and activist Cherri Foytin, who has been campaigning against the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Southern Louisiana, recently issued a public letter titled Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp. Foytin was an Earth Watch guest on the… Read More

UN Plan for Aviation Biofuels and Carbon Offsets Condemned Worldwide

By Biofuelwatch.org.uk   80 organisations from 35 countries have called on the UN’s International Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) to ditch plans for aviation biofuels and carbon offsets, as the Agency’s governing body convenes in Montreal to finalize proposals… Read More

UN Expert Urges Guatemala to End Structural Racism Against Indigenous People

By Heather Gies Originally published at TowardFreedom.org   Two indigenous leaders were killed in Guatemala in the final two days of a United Nation expert’s visit to the country, soberly underlining her call for the state to overhaul… Read More

Widespread Arrests of Civil Liberties Activists and Lawyers in India

From the Human Rights Law Network   On June 6, the Pune Police arrested Adv Surendra Gadling, General Secretary Indian Association of People’s Lawyers from Nagpur, conducted raid on the house of Prof Shoma Sen, Head of Department… Read More

Thousands of Indigenous Peoples March into Brazil’s Capital

This story was reported by Nathália Clark of 350.org, an organization building a global grassroot climate movement, and it is published here as part of a partnership with Global Voices. 350.org participated in the National Indigenous Mobilization in Brazil as a supporter. The… Read More