climate change

The Indigenous Climate Action women fighting for mother earth

Katie Dancey-Downs
| 21st February 2018
Indigenous communities are dedicating themselves to protecting the land, ecosystems, and traditional cultures with thousands of years of history. In Canada, Lush Spring Prize 2017 winner Indigenous Climate Action is supporting some of those communities. Lush Times writer KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS visits Indigenous Climate Action to find out more.

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How climate change could intensify plague among black-tailed prairie dogs in the American West

Justice Burnaugh
| 19th February 2018
Mention the plague and people naturally think of the Black Death during the14th Century. Antibiotics have since made the plague a curable disease. But the plague is today sterilising ecosystems in the Western United States. And a warming climate could intensify these outbreaks and expand the plague’s range farther north and into higher altitudes. JUSTICE BURNAUGH investigates

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A long row of combine harvesters

Will 'climate smart agriculture' serve the public interest - or the drive for growing profits for private corporations?

Peter Newell
Jennifer Clapp
Zoe W. Brent
| 19th January 2018
'Climate smart agriculture' has become the buzz phrase at high level international policy discussions. But now there is a struggle over its definition. Is it the latest manifestation for corporate social responsibility or the title of a manifesto for real, grassroots led, change, ask PETER NEWELL, JENNIFER CLAPP and ZOE BRENT

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A power station

A just transition from coal demands a cross-regional sharing of benefits and costs

Natalie Bennett
| 4th January 2018
The UK was among the countries which signed up to the Powering Past Coal alliance, launched at the Bonn climate talks. But with coal generating just two percent of power in August, meeting the target of 2025 is all to easy. For other European countries - Poland and Spain included - phasing out coal will be an even greater challenge. NATALIE BENNETT investigates.

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Protest at the district headquarters in Mandla on 12 December 2017

Nuking Narmada: uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

Kumar Sundaram
| 18th December 2017
The building of the proposed Chutka nuclear plant in the tribal-dominated Mandla district in central India will mean the local population will be displaced - for the second time. It will also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with injustice and threats to their safety and livelihoods, villagers have started a two-month long campaign. KUMAR SUNDARAM reports.

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Studies increasingly link extreme weather to climate change

Jack Alexander
| 15th December 2017
The latest report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit shows how the understanding of the connections between climate change and extreme weather events is evolving rapidly. JACK ALEXANDER reports on how the links between weather and climate change and its impact on policy making is more important now than ever.

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Man taking Al Gore's photograph

Why Al Gore fears Donald Trump - but remains optimistic for America

Brendan Montague
| 11th December 2017
Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.

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