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tipping point

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History

Because racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
2 days ago
tipping point

Residents of a Siberian Town With Black Snow Are Pleading for Asylum in Canada

Residents of Kiselyovsk, the heart of Russia's coal-mining industry, are asking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accept them as environmental refugees. But they don't stand a chance.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago
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Climate Change Will Create 1.5 Billion Migrants by 2050 and We Have No Idea Where They'll Go

The climate crisis has already created millions of invisible refugees and could create up to 1.5 billion more in the next 30 years. But under international law no country is obliged to take them in.
Izzie Ramirez
3 days ago
tipping point

The Climate Is at a Tipping Point. We Need Stories From the Front Lines

The people affected first and worst by the climate crisis are often the least likely to have their stories told. With your help, Tipping Point aims to change that.
Natasha Grzincic
3 days ago
environment

The UK and Australia no longer have dedicated environmental protection ministries

Critics are concerned that the move means the fight against climate change will become less of a priority than in the past.
Davide Mastracci
7.19.16
climate change

Is There Really Such Thing as a ‘Safe’ Limit for Biodiversity Loss?

Biodiversity may be below ‘safe’ levels on 58 percent of the Earth.
Kate Lunau
7.15.16
environment

Ontario Has Drafted an ‘Aggressive’ $7 Billion Plan to Fight Climate Change

The plan reportedly includes $3.8 billion in subsidies to retrofit buildings and make them more energy efficient. And after 2030, Ontario would require all new homes and small buildings to be heated without fossil fuels.
Hilary Beaumont
5.17.16
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Huge 'Dead Zones' Could Appear in the World's Oceans by 2030 Because of Climate Change

A drop in oxygen levels, brought about by warming ocean temperatures, is already discernible in some areas — and could be widespread in just 15 years, impacting marine life and the humans that rely upon fisheries for livelihoods and sustenance.
Matt Smith
4.29.16
tipping point

ExxonMobil's Credit Rating Downgraded For First Time Since the Great Depression

The move by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's reflects volatility in the energy markets, but governments could put oil companies under even greater strain by pushing for alternatives to fossil fuels in an effort to address climate change.
Matt Smith
4.28.16
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This Could Be One of the Greatest Hurdles for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US

Natural gas boosters say the fuel burns cleaner than coal, but methane leaks at well heads and along pipelines mean it might actually be hindering, rather than helping, the fight against global warming.
John Dyer
4.26.16
Canada

Scientists Say Polar Bears Have to Swim Longer, More Often, to Find Ice to Rest On

A group of Canadian researchers monitored polar bears in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Yukon, and Hudson Bay. They found that as sea ice melted, female adult bears and younger bears were paddling distances greater than 30 miles.
Tamara Khandaker
4.22.16
tipping point

The UN Climate Pact That Leaders Are Signing on Earth Day Isn't Enough to Save the Planet

Leaders from more than 160 nations will mark Earth Day at the United Nations, putting their signatures to an international climate change agreement aimed at heading off dangerous changes to Earth's climate.
Matt Smith
4.22.16
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