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Batteries Are the Next Target in China’s Clean-Energy Conquest

Clean-energy promoters hailed Tesla’s announcement of plans for a Nevada “gigafactory”–a reference to the unit for measuring energy storage–back in …

Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchers<p>The world’s tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that …

Ecology

The UN Has Called This The Second Biggest Environmental Problem Facing Our World

Is it worth poisoning people to collect some gold?<p>That’s the question now facing Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose as he contemplates reopening …

Brazil revises Amazon mining decree after outcry

Following a wave of criticism, Brazil's government has issued a new decree on a large nature reserve in the Amazon. The order still strips …

Trump’s lawyers sue Greenpeace over Dakota Pipeline, making jaw-dropping accusations

<b>FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the</b> …

Environment

Trucks set on fire in southern Chile as tensions rise over Mapuche land claims

Despite an apology from the president in June, the Mapuche communities of southern Chile have many grievances over their civil rights and control of …

Civil Rights

Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.<p>FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of …

Environmentalism

Power to the People: Wyoming Residents Reject First New Coal Mine in Decades

By Joe McCarthy<p>Wyoming produces 40 percent of the U.S.'s coal, nearly quadruple the amount produced by West Virginia, the second highest producer.<p>So …

Big four banks slash lending to coal miners

Market Forces conducted a detailed survey of the big four banks' project finance – lending to a specific mine or project, rather than a corporation – …

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

WAU, South Sudan (AP) — It's been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the …

Africa

Native American tribes reject Trump's stance on climate change and pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement

A group of Native American tribes have said they will continue to uphold the Paris Climate Change Agreement despite Donald Trump's withdrawal from it …

How Britain supported the early release of Rudolf Hess

<b>Files from the National Archives reveal that the British government supported the release of the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess as early as 1956.</b><p>Rudolf Hess was Adolf Hitler's deputy and, for a while, one of the most powerful figures in Nazi Germany. He is mainly remembered for flying to Britain in …

'Rewilding' Australia: not only do we need the outback, the outback needs us

Only a small number of vast natural landscapes remain on Earth – wild regions where ecological processes function normally and movements of wildlife remain largely unfettered by the fragmentation of habitats. These few places include the Amazon basin, the boreal forests of Canada, tundra of …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church - Vatican News

22/07/2018<p>Pope at Angelus: Jesus sees our most hidden needs<p>22/07/2018<p>Pope Francis appeals for the security and dignity of migrants<p>21/07/2018<p>Pope’s …

Pope Francis

Alicia Keys and Canada's indigenous rights movement win Amnesty's highest award

Recipients said to have made "inspirational and meaningful contributions to advancing human rights".<p>US singer Alicia Keys has been awarded Amnesty …

Standing Rock's Pipeline Fight Brought Hope, Then More Misery

The losing fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.<p><i>This story was co-published with InsideClimate News.</i><p>Oil is now in the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River, half a mile north of …

North Dakota

How to stop deforestation: 'Indigenous people are the best park rangers'

Trees soak up greenhouse gases, so how do we ensure their protection? Our experts offer seven ideas for the conservation and restoration of forests<p>Countries need to stop using outdated fiscal policies for agriculture. In some places, such as Brazil and Indonesia, the amount spent by their …

Forests

Ottawa plans overhaul of assessment process for resource projects

The Liberal government is planning to overhaul its environmental-assessment regime for major development projects to give more decision-making power to Indigenous Canadians, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said.<p>At an event in Montreal Wednesday, the minister released a report from an …

Australian politics explainer: the writing of our Constitution

<i>The Conversation is running a series of explainers on key moments in Australian political history, looking at what happened, its impact then, and its</i> …

Indigenous Languages in El Salvador Reemerging After a Difficult Past

<i>This is the fourth update about our project, a beneficiary of the micro-grants for indigenous language digital activism. The grantees who are part of</i> …

Canadians must recognize the dark side of their history

<i>Noah Richler is the author most recently of</i> The Candidate<i>, nominated for the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize. On March 28 in Ottawa, he argued against the resolution "Canadian history is nothing to be ashamed of" at a debate</i> <i>hosted by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute</i><i>.</i><p>It is consistent to love one's …

Brazil's land war between Indigenous people and farmers: 'We just need to be home'

Disputes over Brazil's farmland are growing increasingly violent, pitting farmers against the original residents of the area, Stephanie Nolen reports. Photos by Aaron Vincent Elkaim<p>Munir Chami and Genito Gomes have a considerable amount in common. They're Brazilians who grew up in the countryside, …