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Tara Houska and Dr. Hansen: Valve Turners, MN PUC Approval of Line 3, Standing Rock

On Tuesday, October 9th, as Dr. James Hansen was in town to testify in the ValveTurners court case in nearby Bagley, MN, students and community members were treated to a couple of talks, entitled “Young People's World: Making Your Future Energy, Climate, Human Health & Politics”. Both speakers, Dr. James Hansen and Tara Houska, have given TED talks on climate (Hansen) and Standing Rock (Houska). The talk was hosted by Bemidji State University’s Sustainability Office.

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The Quiet but Furious Nationwide War Against Pipelines

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

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New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration

IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration for the first time, something which has been widely suggested in the media but for which scientific evidence is scarce.

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Fossil Fuel Phaseout

Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now.

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A single solution to climate change: Phasing out Infrastructure

Climate change is well underway already, the time to act and limit its human causes is now, many studies have shown. This latest report maps out what it may take to get there.

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Savvy activists knock Canada's oil sector to its knees

A decade ago, Canada’s oil sector was growing so fast it was predicted to become a global energy superpower, but a series of political missteps and formidable environmental activism has created a dysfunctional system requiring OPEC-style government intervention to move its oil to market.

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Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change

Ms. Olson will deliver her opening argument on Monday in a landmark federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on behalf of 21 plaintiffs, ages 11 to 22, who are demanding that the government fight climate change.

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MN Department Of Commerce Appeals Line 3 Approval

Today, the Minnesota Department of Commerce appealed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s granted certificate of need and pipeline routing permit for the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton.

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Environmental groups and Ojibwe bands file appeals on Enbridge pipeline approval

"Honor the Earth is appealing this decision because it is a rogue decision", Winona LaDuke, the group's executive director, said in a statement. "The certificate of need was issued based on bad math and puts Minnesotans into a very dangerous situation in terms of liability."

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Carbon risks and ESG - engage or walk away

In environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, it is crucial for fund managers to know when to engage and when to walk away.

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