Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity

Indigenous people from Asia and South America gather potato seed at the Parque de la Papa. Photo by Adam Kerby / IIED. On top of a rugged Andean mountain situated high in Peru’s Cusco region, on 30,000 acres of conserved land known as Parque de la Papa (Spanish for “Potato Park”), indigenous farmers met in late April to discuss conditions they feared were threatening their ancestral lands

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Bureau of Land Management sells coal for export at 36 cents/ton, ignoring climate concerns

Denver, CO – The Bureau of Land Management sold eight million tons of coal today for $0.36/ton to Bowie Resource Partners, a company that has said it plans to boost exports of this publicly owned coal. The Spruce Stomp coal lease sale  comes amid increased scrutiny of coal exports and the federal coal leasing program’s role in fueling climate change. “The Interior Department is undermining the President’s climate plan by selling our coal at subsidized rates, and giving away the Spruce Stomp lease for just 36 cents a ton to a company that plans to export it is just the latest offense.

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How Climate Denial Could Cost This Iowa Senate Candidate An Election

State Sen. Joni Ernst waves to supporters after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

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Report Paints Bleak Future for Nuclear Power

The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline. That’s the conclusion of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report released Tuesday, an annual assessment of the trends in nuclear power production and the state of nuclear reactors worldwide.

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“What we see in contemporary political movements is a shift away from singular,…

“What we see in contemporary political movements is a shift away from singular, monocultural ideologies. We are moving towards a kind of DIY-politics, framed around very basic ethics but with many ways of acting. We see ‘direct action’ as key to this

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The real environmental problem is catastrophe, not ‘catastrophism’

Ian Angus replies to Sam Gindin: If we agree with Marx, then supporting and building the real environmental movement, while finding ways to advance ecosocialist ideas within it, will take precedence over worries about imperfect statements some participants might make.

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9 Simple Steps For Starting An Organic Garden

The Benefits of Organic Gardening You’ve been trying to eat more organic foods , both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know.

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Call for Action on Climate Change AND Disarmament/Nuclear Abolition | Thea Paneth, Truth-Out

Humanity is at a crossroads, faced with dual threats. One is the growing climate crisis and the other is the ever-present, albeit submerged threat of nuclear annihilation that has been part of daily reality since 1945. Each threatens all life on Planet Earth.

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White House climate change report focuses on cost of delay

The White House’s report on climate change focuses on the financial costs of delaying action on climate change. The report is part of the Obama Administration’s arguments for reducing carbon emissions, especially by implementing the EPA proposals on coal based…

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Obama Administration Exporting Climate Change By Exporting Coal

Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export to overseas markets.

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