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    The native resistance movement can offer solutions to our climate crisis.
    By Ron Johnson
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    South Africa’s private game reserves are taking drastic measures to protect their charges.
    By Ann and Steve Toon
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    Humboldt County’s new extractive industry is taking a steep toll on the envrironment.
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In Memoriam: Jim Harding — Faith, Hope, and Clarity

In the autumn of 1969 there was a big environmental conference in San Francisco sponsored, if memory serves, by one of the United Nations agencies. A panel at the conference featured high school students who were active in various environmental activities. One…
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Giraffes at Risk of Extinction after Devastating Population Decline, Experts Warn

Latest update to IUCN red list of threatened species shows world's tallest animal on the brink, but brings good news for other species

The world’s tallest animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40 percent of giraffes lost in the last 30 years, according to the latest “red list” analysis. The authoritative list, compiled by the International…
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Conflicting Maps Complicate Fight Against Fires, Deforestation in Indonesia

Divergent land ownership claims make it difficult to hold accountable those responsible for igniting blazes, say advocates

Indonesia's annual fires are only getting worse, as last year’s massive event made clear. The fires alone made the country one of the world's biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in 2015, resulting in an estimated 1.6 billion tons of carbon equivalent emissions.…
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An Immodest Proposal: Make America Beautiful Again

David Brower once proposed a large-scale focus on the restoration of America’s damaged ecology. The time for that effort is now.

No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty! — John of the…
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In Win for Standing Rock Protectors Army Corps Denies Key Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

Battle is won but the war isn’t over yet, warn camp leaders

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the…
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Disney’s Latest Motion Picture Is a Parable about Climate Change and Indigenous Rights

In Review: Moana

Disney’s South Pacific-set animated feature Moana — co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, co-creators of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, with voice characterization by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and music co-written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda — was number one at US…
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Trudeau’s Approval of Kinder Morgan, Line 3 Pipelines Is a Failure in Climate Leadership

Environmentalists, First Nations gear up for long fight against tar sands oil pipelines

“Canada is back my friends. We are here to help.” When Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau made this statement last year, he was newly elected and addressing the UN's 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. Canada’s renewed focus on battling…
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Voices

Alice Waters
World-famous chef, educator, and slow-food advocate talks about how good food can be a powerful entry point to environmentalism.
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Karina Gonzales
A student leader of Fossil Free North Arizona University and 2016 Brower Youth Award Winner explains why she thinks climate change is a moral crisis that can’t be solved using technology alone.
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Bush Beat

The Black Mambas combat poaching and elevate women’s rights.
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Forest Guardians

A small team of foresters in the Philippines’ Guiting-Guiting Natural Park face tough odds.
By Isaac N Pearlman

Good Food Rising

Schools across the country are beginning to explore sustainable food procurement policies.
By Anna Lappé

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