All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Meet The Californians In The First Class Of The American Climate Corps

"At the start of summer, the White House swore in more than 9,000 members of the inaugural class of the American Climate Corps. The corps members are now serving across the country stifling wildfires, helping farms adapt to climate change, installing solar panels, conserving the country’s wildlands and, of course, helping climate organizations create some “hip” Instagram content."

Source: LA Times, 07/16/2024

Greens Sue Interior, Claim It Ignores Harms Of Idle Offshore Rigs

"An environmental group is suing the federal government to force the U.S. Department of Interior to reassess the long-term environmental effects of delays in shutting down inactive oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: AP, 07/12/2024

"Environmental Protests: Interview With UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst"

"The repression that environmental activists using peaceful civil disobedience are facing in Europe is a major threat to democracy and human rights, according to U.N. special rapporteur Michel Forst."

Source: Mongabay, 06/25/2024

Underfunded NYC Parks Dept. Losing Fight Against Invasives, Disrepair, Climate

"Mayor Adams’ proposed budget cuts may place an outsized burden on park conservancies and small volunteer groups. With less than 1 percent of the city budget spent on parks, they’re finding it harder and harder to keep up."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/25/2024

Hawaii Settles Lawsuit From Youths Over Climate Change. Here’s What To Know.

"About two years after 13 children and teens sued Hawaii over the threat posed by climate change, both sides reached a settlement that includes an ambitious requirement to decarbonize the state’s transportation system over the next 21 years."

Source: AP, 06/24/2024

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plunder of the Planet

“Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places,” a new work by investigative journalist Christopher Pollon, offers a sweeping global view of how the mining industry profits, despite causing vast environmental losses and failing to acknowledge Indigenous ownership or rights to the land it mines. BookShelf’s Melody Kemp lauds Pollon’s searing observations and investigations. Read her review.

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"A Key Court Ruling Could Weaken U.S. Environmental Protections"

"The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to overturn the Chevron doctrine, a landmark precedent that has stood for 40 years. Scrapping the doctrine could have major impacts on regulation in such areas as pollution, climate change, and endangered species."

Source: YaleE360, 06/20/2024


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