Author Archive: Emily Saari

Emily is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland with a B.A. in psychology. While in school, she spent her time leading environmental and social justice campaigns. She recently worked for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as a grassroots organizer for a moratorium on natural gas fracking in Maryland.

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solidarity

Take a stand against injustice: Global ‘Fasting for the climate’ movement grows

• January 31, 2014 • Comments (0)

On the first day of every month, activists are fasting for climate justice.

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tar sands

Keep the heat on Big Oil: Stop unchecked tar sands expansion in Canada

• January 28, 2014 • Comments (0)

Neil Young’s recent commentary against the tar sands industry is stirring up rebuttal from Big Oil and government officials who would prefer that tar sands impacts remain out of sight and out of mind.

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economic benefits of climate action

Top political leaders support divestment to drive emissions cuts

• January 27, 2014 • Comments (0)

At the World Economic Forum, fossil fuel divestment as a ‘fiduciary responsibility’ of investors received high profile mentions from key political leaders.

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the elders

Elders call for climate action on behalf of those at greatest risk

• January 27, 2014 • Comments (0)

The Elders – a group of accomplished political leaders working for peace and justice – have used their moral leadership to call for urgent climate action.

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most air-polluted country

Rich nations export emissions to developing nations, but can’t avoid consequences

• January 22, 2014 • Comments (0)

By outsourcing their manufacturing, developed nations like the US are responsible for some of the pollution in developing nations. That air pollution can come back to ‘haunt’ rich nations.

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record breaking heat

NOAA: 2013 was fourth hottest year on record

• January 22, 2014 • Comments (2)

2013 ties with 2003 as the fourth hottest year since records began, adding to the growing weight of the reality of climate change.

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world economic forum

World Economic Forum to address climate change on full ‘Climate Day’

• January 21, 2014 • Comments (0)

Ahead of the start of the World Economic Forum’s 2014 gathering, many are already anticipating a significant focus on climate change at Davos.

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offshore wind project

Closing the clean investment gap key to preventing climate crisis

• January 16, 2014 • Comments (0)

In order to ensure a safe climate future, the world must invest an average of $1 trillion per year in clean energy — a goal known as the ‘clean trillion.’

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Activists call for resignation of Indian Environment Minister Moily

Activists call for resignation of Indian Environment Minister Moily

• January 14, 2014 • Comments (0)

Indian activists are calling for the resignation of the new Environment Minister after his appointment brought the speedy approval of the Posco steel plant.

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environmental justice

Submit your comment: Support EPA standards for power plant emissions

• January 14, 2014 • Comments (0)

The US Environmental Protection Agency has opened the public comment period on its proposed standards to reduce carbon emissions from new US power plants.

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Protesters block new coal mine as extreme heat plagues Australia

Protesters block new coal mine as extreme heat plagues Australia

• January 14, 2014 • Comments (0)

Heat and fire is part of the Australian experience, but not in the frequency and extremes that the nation is currently experiencing.

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neil young

Neil Young spotlights oil sands injustice on Honor The Treaties tour

• January 13, 2014 • Comments (0)

Rock legend Neil Young launched the Honor the Treaties concert tour in solidarity with First Nations fighting against oil sands development in their territories.

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polar vortex

North America sees deep freeze, but the climate keeps warming

• January 7, 2014 • Comments (0)

The cold weather this week in North America is no indication that climate change has halted.

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Water lies at the heart of Amazonian security

Water lies at the heart of Amazonian security

• December 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

The abundance and stability of the Amazon rainforest is threatened by unsustainable industrial practices and rising global temperatures, according to a new report by the Global Canopy Programme and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

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Climate change threatens Canadian caribou

Climate change threatens Canadian caribou

• December 17, 2013 • Comments (0)

Climate change will reduce the available habitat of reindeer and caribou around the world, hitting populations of Canadian caribou especially hard.

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Tell world governments: Support renewables, not mega-dams, for the poor

Tell world governments: Support renewables, not mega-dams, for the poor

• December 16, 2013 • Comments (0)

December 16-17, join International Rivers in pushing world governments to shift their funding away from risky mega-dams that don’t benefit the poor.

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environmental justice

Close the gap: Add environmental justice to Obama’s climate action plan

• December 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

In the US, a national coalition of 33 community organizations is calling on President Barack Obama to close the environmental justice gap in his Climate Action Plan.

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enbridge pipelines

First Nations gain new allies in fight against Enbridge pipelines

• December 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

The Yinka Dene Alliance already have the support of important allies on the Save the Fraser Solidarity Accord to stop Enbridge tar sands projects in British Columbia.

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low carbon future

Investors warned of climate risks to high carbon assets

• December 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

Asset owners have had fair warning that the investment landscape around the world is seriously threatened by climate change, yet the vast majority are doing little to shield themselves from its risks.

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Hold the Wall: Stop the Northern Gateway tar sands project

Hold the Wall: Stop the Northern Gateway tar sands project

• December 6, 2013 • Comments (0)

If you are ready to stand with First Nations in opposition to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project, sign the pledge to ‘hold the wall.’

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cities reaffirm climate commitment

US mayors and local officials lead the way on climate action

• December 4, 2013 • Comments (0)

US mayors and city officials came together at the Climate Impacts Collaborative hosted by WRI and UCS to discuss local climate action and preparedness.

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natural gas

Growing research shows natural gas just another dirty fossil fuel

• December 3, 2013 • Comments (0)

Natural gas fails to offer a safe energy alternative to coal and oil, and short-sighted investment in it will only cause the world to miss out on crucial renewable energy investment.

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