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Claes Nobel: Celebrate Malala’s spirit of youth

Claes Nobel: Celebrate Malala’s Spirit of Youth USA Today December 10, 2014 Jan. 3, 2009, was a historic date for young people worldwide. It was the day that 11-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s first BBC blog post was published, under a pseudonym, … Continue reading

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Green Solutions lead to “Peace” in the Middle East — Students lead the way

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Jan 7, 2012 One of the main premises of Earth Ethics is that we need a new set of “values” to deal with our current set of problems… and some of these problems are ancient. Recently … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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The War Against the Environment

by Dan Farber Legal Planet AUGUST 10, 2011 Salon has a recent article entitled, “The Worst Anti-Environmental Congress Ever?” The answer is definitely yes. As someone who has lived through the Gingrich and DeLay eras in Congress, I can say … Continue reading

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Climate scientist willing to face arrest at tar sands pipeline protest

Climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue that he feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests By Elizabeth McGowan guardian.co.uk August 2011 His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He’s never … Continue reading

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Exiles: Myanmar’s rich environment being degraded

By DENIS D. GRAY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 25, 2011 BANGCOCK –The environment of military-dominated Myanmar, often described as Asia’s last bio-diversity frontier, is being degraded as China and other neighbors rush to use its natural resources with few governmental … Continue reading

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The Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America’s Lands and Waters

By Mark Tercek huffingtonpost.com 7/24/11 Recently I sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives opposing passage of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2012 that will go to the House floor this coming week. … Continue reading

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Path appears clear for Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada

By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau July 14, 2011 WASHINGTON — At a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania in early April, President Obama was asked about a bitter fight between industry and environmentalists over a proposed $7 billion, 2,000-mile pipeline … Continue reading

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Life on Ecological Credit Is over Say EU Environment Ministers

By Staff egovmonitor.com 12 July, 2011 Today in Sopot the European ministers of environment talked about the crisis. Though it did not concern money but lack of ecological “cash”, that is resources such as water or ecosystems, which do a … Continue reading

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Amid US gas boom, split over ‘fracking’

By Rob Lever AFP Jun 26, 2011 WASHINGTON — The United States is seeing a natural gas boom thanks to discoveries of abundant shale gas, but also a groundswell of opposition from critics who say the environmental risks from drilling … Continue reading

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