Letters: Diné Boholniih is dying – Navajo Times

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Diné Boholniih is dying. Diné Boholniih, meaning, “The people are the power and authority,” is a mantra popularized by Chairman Peter MacDonald. This powerful concept that has been a reality of our Diné people from our ancient times is now being eroded away. We are at a major decision point in our Diné life journey...

Watch Paul Mason blow apart the austerity con on Question Time

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Paul Mason appeared on BBC Question Time on 25 October. On the show, the journalist and author tore apart the argument for austerity, and exposed the political choices behind it. He was joined in his attack by a number of audience members. Each spoke about a different area of policy that showed the shortcomings of austerity....

5 Simple things Every Household can do to Save the Planet.

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Tell a friend. Save the Planet! Save the planet! It’s not just a hippie battle cry anymore. We have to do this for our kids. As I write this, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Florida panhandle is making landfall. Oh the irony! Florida just passed a law recently that they’re not even...

What is fracking and why is it controversial?

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s David Shukman explains how fracking works Drilling companies suggest trillions of cubic feet of shale gas may be recoverable from underneath parts of the UK through a process known as “fracking”. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from...

Little-Known Treaty Could Delay Catastrophic Climate Warming

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Beginning in 2019, a new global pact takes effect that could stave off some of the worst impact of climate warming predicted by the IPCC. The little known treaty, the Kigali amendment, was agreed on October 15, 2016 and comes into force on January 1, 2019. The Kigali amendment will drastically reduce hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), which...

Protesters: Fracking fight just got serious

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ITV Report 15 October 2018 at 11:12am Protesters: Fracking fight just got serious Video report by ITV News Correspondent Damon Green Fracking protesters have said their fight has just “got serious” after the controversial process got under way in Lancashire. Police closed off Preston New Road in Little Plumpton on Monday morning as about 50...

WHO warns polluted air is putting 93% of children ‘at serious risk’

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Around 93% of children under the age of 15 years across the globe breathe polluted air that puts their health and development at “serious risk”. That’s according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which found around 1.8 billion children are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels above its air quality guidelines. It also estimates...

Intense fight over Colorado oil and gas setbacks could end with national precedent

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DENVER — A years-long fight over how close oil and gas drilling can safely be to places where people live and work is coming to a head with an unprecedented November ballot measure that would ban such operations within at least half a mile of homes, schools, businesses and waterways. Proposition 112 is pitting homeowners...

More tremors at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site after fracking finishes for the day – DRILL OR DROP?

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Location of seismic events linked to fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool. Activity today is marked with red rings. Source: Batchgeo using Google Maps The British Geological Survey has reported a 0.5 magnitude earth tremor this afternoon near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. There was also a 0.4M tremor...

Jailed Fracking Protesters Have Prison Sentences Overturned

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Three men who were jailed for their part in a non-violent fracking protest have had their prison sentences overturned and described as ‘manifestly excessive’ by the Court of Appeal.  In late September, Simon Roscoe Blevins, a soil scientist, and Richard Roberts, a teacher, were both sentenced to 16 months in prison. Richard Loizou, a piano...

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