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Land grabbers: The growing assault on Brazil's Indigenous areas

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, illegal miners, loggers and ranchers are invading and occupying ever-larger amounts of Indigenous territory. Brazil’s original inhabitants are increasingly opposing these incursions, leading to conflicts and a surge in killings of local activists.
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A stronger electricity grid is crucial to cutting carbon. Does that make it green?

A proposal to lay cables beneath the Columbia River is met with skepticism from an Indigenous activist and the river's advocates.

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A new global group of 21 lawmakers will pressure countries on climate change

The Global Alliance for a Green New Deal wants sharper emissions cuts, better climate finance from rich countries, ecological justice, and more.
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Minnesota court sends PolyMet air permit back to state for review

The ruling is the latest in a series of setbacks for the proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.
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Indigenous leaders call on Biden to enlarge Bears Ears National Monument as 25-foot totem pole travels from Washington state to Washington D.C.

Indigenous people from around the Four Corners gathered on the banks of the San Juan River on Saturday to offer prayers and blessings before an intricately crafted, 25-foot totem pole that was stationed for the night in a campground near Bears Ears National Monument.

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Armed with data and smartphones, Amazon communities boost fight against deforestation

Teaching Indigenous communities in the Amazon to use remote-monitoring technologies can reduce deforestation, a new study has found.

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A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty

An energy company with a history of environmental violations is conducting exploratory drilling in the Yukon Flats.
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Catherine McKenna: oil industry must change or ‘be gone like the dinosaurs’

As she prepares to leave politics, the former environment minister says fossil fuel companies need to respond urgently to the climate crisis or 'be gone like the dinosaurs.'

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Pipeline protesters face corporate counterinsurgency in Minnesota

Pipeline opponents say an oil company and police use surveillance and divide-and-conquer strategies — hallmarks of corporate counterinsurgency.
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Honduras court convicts ex-dam executive in murder of celebrated environmentalist

Roberto David Castillo, the former head of the company that was building a hydroelectric dam on Indigenous land in Honduras, was found guilty of being a co-conspirator in the murder of Berta Caceres.
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Inside the Pacheedaht Nation’s stand on Fairy Creek logging blockades

Catapulted into the spotlight amid B.C.'s new war in the woods, Pacheedaht First Nation is asserting its right to decide how resources on its territory, including old-growth forests, are managed.

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Canada opposes California bill to protect boreal forests, Indigenous Rights

Boreal conservation advocates puzzled by Canadian response to proposed legislation on forest product procurement
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Blueberry River First Nations win precedent-setting Treaty Rights case

The B.C. government breached its obligations under Treaty 8 by permitting forestry, oil and gas, hydro and mining development, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled
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Minnesota sheriff blockades anti-pipeline camp

A Minnesota sheriff's office blocked access Monday morning to one of the protest encampments set up to resist the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. The pipeline opponents, also known as water protectors, plan to take legal action.

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Training the next generation of Indigenous data scientists

A new workshop explores the right of Indigenous people to govern the collection, ownership and use of their biological and cultural data.
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