George Floyd Uprisings: Anatomy of a Counterinsurgency

by Martin Schoots-McAlpine / MR Online Introduction On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the […]

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Siberian Heat Drives Arctic Ice Extent to Record Low for Early July

by Gloria Dickie / Mongabay The record-setting heat wave that swept through Arctic Siberia in June has yielded a wide-range of deleterious effects in the expansive polar and sub-polar region, triggering raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, and now, spurring the rapid melt-out of Arctic sea ice. Last month, Siberian temperatures spiked, reaching a record average more […]

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Mali Anti-Government Protest Escalates and Occupies National Broadcaster

from AMW English A large anti-government demonstration in Mali has turned into a total uprising against the state. Protesters tried to occupy the national assembly, two major bridges, and successfully shut down national broadcasting in the country. The protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keit is the third such demonstration in two months – significantly escalating […]

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How Mexican Communities are Helping to Save a Fir Forest

by Agustín del Castillo / translated by Sarah Engel / Mongabay The future of an endemic tree and the ecosystem where it’s found depends, to a large extent, on stopping illegal logging and the expansion of avocado crops in southern Jalisco. The Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) is listed as an endangered species by Mexican […]

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Judge Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline

by Dharna Noor / Earther In a stunning win for the environmental justice movement, a court just ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down. The U.S. District Court for Washington, DC, ruled on Monday that an important federal permit that the Army Corps of Engineers granted to the pipeline’s developer, Energy Transfer […]

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Duke Energy, Dominion Abandon the $8 Billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

by John Downey / Charlotte Business Journal The $8 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead. Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. are canceling the project because of continuing court delays likely to drive the price tag higher. That would threaten the economic viability of the project, they say. Bound up in the cancellation […]

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Australia Is On Fire And Aotearoa’s Seas Are Rising. Why Are We Waiting For A Climate Crisis To Listen To Indigenous Knowledge?

by Zoe Madden-Smith / re:news Despite only making up five percent of the population, indigenous people protect 80 percent of the Earth’s biodiversity. But indigenous conservation practices have historically been ignored and undermined by the West, deemed inferior to modern science. More than ever before the Australian bush fires have forced us to accept that […]

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Wild Fires Ravage Arizona’s National Forests

by Steve Horn / the guardian For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado national forest are known as a hub for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor recreation. But on 5 June lightning ignited a wildfire that has grown to engulf over 118,000 acres. The fires are still […]

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