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On Juneteenth, lessons from the past can guide our climate future

The formerly enslaved African Americans who celebrated the first Juneteenth have much to teach us about living within, surviving, and overcoming the ills of an extractive economy that depletes and commodifies our human and natural resources.

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More children than ever displaced and at risk of violence and exploitation, U.N. warns

A confluence of crises and disasters has driven the number of children currently displaced from their homes to an unprecedented 42 million, and it has left those young people vulnerable to criminal violence and exploitation.

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A zoning law is helping to protect South Carolina’s St. Helena Island from sea level rise

A zoning law in Saint Helena prevents developments like gated areas and waterfront hotels from displacing the island’s cultural resources. That’s helped residents maintain traditions. And it’s made them more protected from sea level rise.

Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines

Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines

A ‘certificate of origin’ scheme could counter concerns about renewables supply chains, says Clean Energy Council.

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Fifty million trapped in modern slavery as Covid, conflict and climate change drive surge

According to the International Labour Organization, compounding crises including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and conflict have heightened the risk of modern slavery, and experts are concerned the mounting cost of living could worsen the problem.

Finding traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Finding traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland's Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”
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Climate change could wash away parts of the Underground Railroad

Climate change is putting historic landmarks along the Harriet Tubman Byway at risk of chronic flooding and could potentially wash them away altogether.