From ELAW: Victory for Access to Information in South Africa

ELAW partners in South Africa secured a major victory affirming the right to access environmental information from corporations when it is needed to protect constitutional rights. For over ten years, a South African community-rights organization sought access to a steel corporation’s records after the company had illegally dumped hazardous waste....

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Women activists defy danger to protect the environment

BALI, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Death threats forced award-winning Indonesian environmental activist Aleta Baun to leave her house for a year. Two of Berta Cáceres’ colleagues were murdered, and the Honduran indigenous leader has lost count of how many times she has been detained. Mardiana Deren, an Indonesian nurse campaigning against...

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From Power Past Coal: Oregon Rejects Critical Proposal

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) today rejected a vital permit for Ambre Energy’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River. The historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks the first time a Pacific Northwest state agency formally rejects a...

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Environmental Justice Un-Conference on Climate Change

Hosted by the Mize Family Foundation, the Russell Family Foundation, Quixote Foundation, and Bullitt Foundation the Un-Conference will take place on September 18th at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District. The Un-Conference will bring together voices from communities at greatest risk of experiencing the negative impacts of a changing climate:...

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From KUOW-EarthFix – Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Rail Cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Accident investigators have complained for decades that the cars are too easily punctured or ruptured when derailed, leading to spills. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra...

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From IPCCA: Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty

“The Adivasi (Indigenous Peoples), Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities meet each year to celebrate our movements for Food Sovereignty and build solidarity with one another. This declaration was passed at the 4th Year Annual Food Sovereignty Summit which culminated in the formation of our Alliance for Food Sovereignty.” – Sagari...

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From Global Greengrants: Women’s Rights and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?

People ask me all the time what women’s rights have to do with climate change. While it’s obvious to me that we won’t save the planet without women’s leadership and participation, the environmental and feminist movements seem unrelated and rarely work in concert. Here are the facts: Women make up more...

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