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"Indigenous Leaders Call For Stronger Rights As UN Nature Summit Begins"

"Indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest have a clear message for decision-makers ahead of two global environment conferences: respect our land and human rights to slow climate change and protect biodiversity."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 10/12/2021

How ‘The Swamp Peddlers’ Scammed Their Way to Florida’s Eco-Destruction

How did Florida go from an uncrowded home of pine forests, wetlands and ranches to today’s sprawling subdivisions spawning environmental disaster? A new volume gains praise from BookShelf reviewer Nano Riley for its well-researched look at the unscrupulous developers who in a matter of decades carved the state’s ecosystems into lots for sale, trading its pristine beauty for an easy buck.

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"Gas Prices, Europe's Energy Crunch Threaten Biden Climate Push"

"Allies of the oil and coal industry have seized on energy crises overseas and rising gasoline prices in the U.S. to counter President Joe Biden’s plans to combat climate change and force a rapid shift to renewable power."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/11/2021

"Moment Of Truth For Grid Expansion: Who Pays?"

"Planning continues for a $30 billion grid expansion across a wide swath of the central United States to help states and utilities accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy over the next 30 years. But before the region’s grid operator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), can even approve an initial set of projects, the process is mired in a thorny debate over who will pay for them."

Source: E&E News, 10/08/2021

"6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change"

"Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society."

Source: NYTimes, 10/08/2021

"Fossil Fuel Industry Gets Subsidies Of $11M A Minute, IMF Finds"

"The IMF found the production and burning of coal, oil and gas was subsidised by $5.9tn in 2020, with not a single country pricing all its fuels sufficiently to reflect their full supply and environmental costs. Experts said the subsidies were “adding fuel to the fire” of the climate crisis, at a time when rapid reductions in carbon emissions were urgently needed."

Source: Guardian, 10/07/2021

"Fossil Fuel Firms Feel The Heat Over Push For Advertising Ban"

"A push for a Europe-wide ban on advertising and sponsorship by fossil fuel companies is the boldest salvo yet in a campaign by environmentalists who accuse oil firms of "greenwashing" and a history of undermining climate change science."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 10/06/2021

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