Environmental activism

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It's been a deadly season for environmental activists and land defenders in Brazil

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:39pm

When villagers refused to let a timber exporter log on their land in a remote Amazon rainforest area of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, the hit men were sent in.

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Defending the environment has become a suicide mission in many parts of the world

Published: 
Mon, 02/05/2018 (All day)

Environmental activists around the globe are being killed as they struggle to protect fragile ecosystems. From Brazil to Congo, the Philippines to Tanzania, the toll is heaviest in countries beset by corruption and weak enforcement, where entrenched government and business elites break laws with impunity.

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Cannes 2017: Al Gore, undaunted by Trump, talks red-state victories and 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

Published: 
Mon, 05/29/2017 (All day)

It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. 

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Canada May Approve an Oil Pipeline That Threatens the World's Most Endangered Killer Whales

Published: 
Mon, 11/21/2016 (All day)

Environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to thwart a Canadian oil pipeline plan that they say will further degrade the fragile habitat of endangered killer whales.

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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

Published: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:01pm

University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.