Extinction Rebellion holds Hyde Park rally to mark 'pause' in protests

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2019/04/25 - 11:49am

Ceremony in London park marks break in activism after day spent targeting the City

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have gathered at Hyde Park Corner in London to mark a pause in the protests that have gripped London for more than a week and are preparing to take the fight back to local communities.

Climate protesters targeted the city’s financial hub on Thursday to highlight the role the sector plays in climate change. The environmental group said it was the last day of action before it would stop this stage of its campaign of peaceful mass civil disobedience, following protests in which hundreds of people were arrested and thousands of police officers deployed to sites occupied by the group.

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5 Years After Flint's Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2019/04/25 - 10:54am

"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."

(Image credit: Paul Sancya/AP)

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Belt and Road summit puts spotlight on Chinese coal funding

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2019/04/25 - 9:50am

Environmentalists say Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth

China will host a trillion-dollar investment summit this weekend amid rising concerns that its funding of overseas coal projects could swamp efforts to keep global warming to less than 1.5C.

The Belt and Road forum, which opens on Friday in Beijing, has been billed by climate campaigners as a pivotal moment that will determine whether China uses its vast financial weight to nudge the world towards renewable energy or continues to promote expansion by its fossil fuel companies.

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8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2019/04/25 - 6:11am

In an NPR/Ipsos poll, 65% of teachers said they don't talk about climate change because it's not related to the subjects they teach. Here are some tips that you can use in any classroom.

(Image credit: Angela Hsieh /NPR)

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A pod of orcas is starving to death. A tribe has a radical plan to feed them

Guardian Environment News - Thu, 2019/04/25 - 3:00am

The Lummi Nation is dropping live salmon into the sea in a last-ditch rescue effort: ‘We don’t have much time’

Bobbing on the gray-green waters west of Washington state’s San Juan Island, Sle-lh’x elten Jeremiah Julius lifted a Chinook salmon from a 200-gallon blue plastic fish box. He carried the gulping fish to the boat’s rail and slid it into the sea, where it lingered a moment, then disappeared in a silver flash.

It was a quietly radical act.

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North American drilling boom threatens big blow to climate efforts, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2019/04/24 - 10:00pm
  • More than half the world’s new pipelines in the US and Canada
  • Pipelines ‘locking in huge emissions for 40 to 50 years at a time’

More than half of the world’s new oil and gas pipelines are located in North America, with a boom in US oil and gas drilling set to deliver a major blow to efforts to slow climate change, a new report has found.

Related: Millions more Americans breathing dirty air as planet warms, study finds

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