IN DEPTH: IPCC’s 1.5-Degree Report on Climate Change

In South Korea on Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its long-awaited special report on 1.5C. The IPCC is a body of scientists and economists – first […]

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Beaches Eternal: ‘Nourishment’ Projects Follow The Money

In the wake of hurricanes like Florence, the U.S. government pays to dump truckloads of sand onto eroding beaches, in a cycle that is said to harm ecosystems and disproportionately […]

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EVENT: ‘Poetry of the Waters’ Given Voice this Sunday

Voices of the Waters brings together songs and stories from indigenous voices and works from environmental artists and activists to honor the Sacred Texas Springs. Readers from Stone in Steam/Roca […]

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In the Name of Berta Cacéres

Indigenous communities carry work of slain environmental activist Berta Cacéres’ forward by defending nature and health care in Honduras. Jeff Abbott On March 2, hundreds gathered in Honduras to commemorate […]

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Apocalyst: SAWS, Toxic Floods, & Canine Saviors

A Deceleration news summary of WTF happened this week. And maybe how to make it all better.  (Week of 02.05.2018) Greg Harman Sprawl, What-Me-Worry? lawmakers, smog, and the big ass […]

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Is China Really Building An ‘Ecological Civilization’?

China’s leader affirms an ecological vision aligned with progressive environmental thought. Whether it’s mere rhetoric or has a deeper resonance within Chinese culture will have a profound global effect. Jeremy […]

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How to Make the Rio Grande Grand Again

Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border. Gabriel Diaz Montemayor, University of Texas at Austin The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 […]

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Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?

With an 8-1 passage of a resolution in support of the landmark Paris Agreement, an international agreement by the global community to work together to solve the climate crisis, San […]

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Two Rivers Report: False ID’s & Resistance

Editor’s Note: I interviewed and photographed Pedro Rabago Gutierrez several times over the last few months in relation to his opposition to Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. I knew him […]

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GRANT: Patagonia Seeks to Fund ‘Action-Oriented’ Environmental Campaigns

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are […]

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Climate Deniers are Not Little Galileos. Here’s Why.

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what it means. Ray Weymann/Central Coast Climate Science It is frequently said that “97 percent of climate scientists agree […]

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How Standing Rock Stole My Despair

And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation […]

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House Divided: The Corruption Eating America

This column is too important, too insightful and clearly stated to be allowed to drift behind a pay wall for the benefit of the few. With apologies to Foreign Policy, […]

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How to Co-opt an Indigenous Struggle

The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least […]

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SXSW Eco: Encounters with Visionaries & Techno-Fetishists

AUSTIN, Texas—This week, at SXSW Eco, a prominent conference bringing together sustainable business leaders, planners, and others, there are innumerable sessions devoted to startup businesses, socially conscious consumption, “bio-based economies,” […]

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This is How Fast the Arctic is Melting

On September 10th, the Arctic hit its annual summertime ice minimum. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, it was the second lowest summertime low since satellite record-keeping […]

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Newmont (US) mine workers may be behind brutal attack on Máxima Acuña

This weekend, Máxima Acuña, winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, was assaulted on her property in Peru. Since 2011, Acuña has resisted the development of the Conga gold mine […]

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Lamar Smith: Guardian of Exxon’s Secrets

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called this week’s hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in the hopes of rounding up support. The defender of all things […]

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