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Berta Cáceres, 1973-2016: The Fight Goes On

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Berta Cáceres, a world-renowned environmental activist from the Lenca indigenous community, was murdered in her home. Read more >

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All Talk, No Action Leaving Michigan’s Clean Energy Future in Limbo

, senior energy analyst

Last week, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder announced his signing onto the Governor’s Accord for a New Energy Future—a bipartisan agreement among 17 states to work together on advancing clean energy technologies and “transformational policy changes.”

It’s a fine gesture, but on the very same day, Governor Snyder also announced that Michigan was suspending its Clean Power Plan activities pending court resolution. Actions speak louder than words. Unfortunately, the governor is once again leaving Michigan’s potential for a bright clean energy future in the dark.    Read more >

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Surviving and Thriving as the Sea Rises

Queen Quet, , UCS

No one was prepared for the supermoon to be coupled with all of this when the rain started falling and falling and falling in South Carolina and graves started to wash out and the sands started to move and as the tides rose, the roads collapsed and as more sands moved the houses fell and the streets flooded and what they had built came down. Read more >

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Why I Have the January Blues

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

I will be very happy when the month of January is over. The blizzard that now is paralyzing the Washington, D.C. seems an apt metaphor for what is happening on Capitol Hill. In Washington, a blizzard of bad ideas threatens to cripple our generations-old bipartisan framework of laws enacted to keep American families and our environment safe. Read more >

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The Climate Summit: Hope for a Deal in Paris and Shame on Would-Be Saboteurs at Home

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Thousands of empty shoes lined the Place de la Republique in Paris on Sunday, left by those who would have marched for climate action, but for the terrible attacks earlier in the month. Amidst a bruised city’s new security constraints, and amidst a season of wrenching violence worldwide, people find ways to kindle hope and determination. And this week, the fragile hopes of many rest on the climate summit in Paris.

It has been stunning to watch, at the same time, some here in the U.S. gear up to kill any deal our delegation would bring home. Playing politics-as-usual with the future. I don’t know if they could succeed, I don’t know if they can be stopped, but I know they should be ashamed. Read more >

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