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Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods | Climate & Capitalism

Forests are one of the world’s most important biological reserves. They suck about a third of humanity’s carbon emissions out of the atmosphere each year. According to the United Nations, forests also “contain 60,000 different tree species, 80 percent of … Continue reading

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Shifting to EVs is not enough. The deeper problem is our car dependence | CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an announcement highlighting Budget 2022 investments in electric vehicle infrastructure in Victoria in April. Electric vehicles will be part of the solution, writes Paris Marx, but meeting the challenge of climate change will require taking … Continue reading

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New book (free): Degrowth & Strategy: how to bring about social-ecological transformation

Degrowth is a counter-hegemonic movement that has the ambitious aim of transforming society towards social and ecological justice. But how do we get there? That is the question this book addresses. Adhering to the multiplicity of degrowth whilst also arguing … Continue reading

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Decarbonising Cities – Climate Change – Worldwide

Cities are responsible for around 75% of global CO2 emissions. To effectively battle climate change, urban hubs will need to be in the vanguard. A handful of cities are aware of this responsibility, and willingly placed themselves on the front … Continue reading

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Predicted Rise In Climate-Related Investment Arbitration Claims On The Horizon – Climate Change – European Union

Recent years have seen a steady increase in so-called “ESG” claims—i.e., those claims relating to environmental, social, or governance factors. A particular focus of this type of litigation has concerned climate change, with the majority of these claims being brought … Continue reading

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Guardian: Can hemp pioneer wean Afghanistan off opium?

The Karims and the charity they are working with, Hemp Aid, are convinced that in hemp the country could find a solution not only to opium, but also to the terrible malnutrition that cripples Afghan lives. A longstanding problem has … Continue reading

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Toxic algae becomes a perennial crop- POLITICO

Toxic algae in lakes and rivers is a growing problem for cities, pets, swimmers and fishers — and, increasingly, the farmers who are causing it. Harmful algal blooms are becoming a regular summer feature around the country, thanks to fertilizer-laden … Continue reading

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Colonization killed 90% of indigenous people & changed world climate

There is now scientific evidence that links climate change to the first encounter and the cumulative destruction of Indigenous societies. https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2019/02/13/how-colonization-of-the-americas-killed-90-percent-of-their-indigenous-people-and-changed-the-climate

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What happened last month in Geneva at the WTO?

What happened last month in Geneva at the WTO? LOTS as it turned out. The outcomes portend new fights on the horizon: on tax justice re: Big Tech; on environmental issues in five plurilateral agreements currently under negotiations in the … Continue reading

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Eating one-fifth less beef could halve deforestation

Replacing just 20% of global beef consumption with a meat substitute within the next 30 years could halve deforestation and the carbon emissions associated with it, finds a modelling study. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01238-5

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