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What You Need to Know About the World’s Water Wars

By Laura Parker PUBLISHED July 14, 2016 Underground water is being pumped so aggressively around the globe that land is sinking, civil wars are being waged, and agriculture is being transformed. Cover Photograph by Manish Swarup, AP--A shepherd drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam,...

One Young Man’s Quest to Change Opinions on Climate Change

By William Sosinsky June 20th 2016 Steven Lee is on a mission. Unlike other 23 year olds who spend their time going out with friends or starting a new job, Steven is setting out to change the minds and attitudes of his countrymen about climate change....

The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists

By RACHEL NUWERJUNE 20, 2016 A picture of Berta Cáceres placed at an altar during a demonstration outside Honduras’ embassy in Mexico City on June 15. CreditEduardo Verdugo/Associated Press On March 3, two armed men entered the home of Berta Cáceres, an environmental activist in Honduras, and shot her dead. For...

China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. Oliver Milman Monday 20 June 2016 Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters The Chinese government has...

Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Upheld!

Earth Guardians Tribe April 8th 2016 Yesterday, the Federal District Court in Oregon rejected the appeals by the oil and gas industry and decided in favor of the 21 youth climate leaders in their landmark constitutional climate change case brought against the federal government. This is unprecedented! The judge's...

Indigenous Activist Murdered in Honduras Just Two Weeks After Berta Cáceres Was Killed

Nika Knight, Common Dreams | March 17, 2016 9:43 am | Comments Another member of Berta Cáceres’ Indigenous rights group was brutally murdered by unidentified assailants on Tuesday, following a violent eviction of Indigenous people from their land. Nelson Garcia, a father of five and community leader, was shot four times in the...