Australian climate activist Ben Courtice outlines the state of the climate crisis, official responses, and public awareness, and proposes steps to build an effective mass movement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
The Gulf oil spill is responsible for the worst public health tragedies investigated by the Government Accountability Project in its 35 years of operation. It will take years to determine the actual number of affected people.
Tens of thousands will die in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa unless action is taken to counter the impact of climate change. Peasant farmers have the knowledge and skills needed to combat drought: empowering them to act is the key to stopping famine.
A new study shows that carbon trading and the so-called ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ not only won’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are damaging the communities, workers and local environments that are most affected by climate change. Across Africa, grassroots movements are fighting the CDM assault.
A judge in Brazil has suspended construction of the Teles Pires dam in the Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
Island nations face major threats from rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Cuba is moving to protect hundreds of shoreline and inland communities, and is offering to help other Caribbean countries to prepare for and adapt to climate change.
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U.S. government scientists say that record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record, a record that dates back to 1895.
Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves, to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on woodland caribou
Why, in the face of massive evidence that the constant expansion of production and resource-extraction is killing us, do governments and corporations keep shoveling coal for the runaway growth train? Ian Angus introduces Gareth Dale’s critique of the “the growth paradigm.”
Video: Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawmn interviewed on the BBC. Can capitalism change its stripes?