Seeking justice against palm oil firms, victims call out banks behind them
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Seeking justice against palm oil firms, victims call out banks behind them

Individuals from Indonesia and Liberia embroiled in land disputes with oil palm plantations have visited the Netherlands to call on the Dutch banks facilitating these companies' operations to take action.

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Rio de Janeiro and the new model for biodiverse cities

From Rio de Janeiro to Kanazawa, cities all over the globe are being recognized as biodiversity hot spots—and reimagining conservation in the twenty-first century.
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Rich people are boiling the planet

What’s one thing wealthy people of all nationalities have in common? Far higher emissions than the poorer people in their country.

Atlanta shooting part of alarming US crackdown on environmental defenders

Twenty states have enacted laws restricting rights to peaceful protest, as environmentalists are increasingly criminalized.

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Putin’s plans to blackmail Europe over gas supply failed
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How Putin’s plans to blackmail Europe over gas supply failed

Within eight months of Russia invading Ukraine, the EU’s 27 states had replaced about 80% of the natural gas they used to get from Moscow.

PG&E to stand trial over deadly California wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric will face trial for manslaughter over its role in a deadly Californian wildfire.
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Few signs that rich countries will help poor ones with climate fund

Three months after COP27, there are few signs the U.S. and others will step up to bankroll a much-hyped fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.
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