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Heatwave sweeps globe as politicians backslide on climate pledges

Editors Note: In the hours after publication of this article, Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he had agreed to vote for $369 billion in funding for climate and energy. The bill has not come for a vote, and details on its contents are still emerging. Our original article, published before Manchin’s announcement, remains unaltered. An […]

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Karankawa Kadla fight to protect sacred land, water against Enbridge’s fossil fuel expansion in Texas

A group of close to 100 concerned community members and Karankawa Kadla Indigenous people gathered in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday, April 23, under the banner “Stop Enbridge.” The group came together to act against Enbridge’s plan to expand a crude oil and liquid natural gas (LNG) export terminal off Corpus Christi Bay near Ingleside, […]

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War in Ukraine: How Russia, NATO and fossil fuel oligarchs brought us to the verge of World War 3

At the end of February 2022, Russian forces started an invasion of Ukraine. In terms of the number of troops and weapons on the ground, it is now the largest military conflict on the European continent since World War 2. As we all watch the horror unfolding in Ukraine, the convenient narrative that Russian President […]

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The Dark Green Web: Where Crypto Meets Climate

Bitcoin has given the world of crypto, sustainability-wise, a rather bad name. After all, the daily wattage of this particular blockchain surpasses that of Google and a few industrial nations, combined. The cryptographic “mining” of this mintage, while digital in process, is by that very token (pun intended), a function of electricity. In just the […]

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Hemp Supercapacitors and the Future of Carbon-Negative Energy Storage

New research shows that hemp supercapacitors have the potential to fight climate change by improving how we store renewable energy, while also sequestering carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil and hemp biomass. As the world continues to expel 33.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, scientists are searching for […]

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Christmas Valley in July

As record heatwaves have swept the Pacific Northwest this Summer, Branch Out has been on the ground in Central Oregon involved in drought and wildfire resistance projects for both immediate relief and long-term resilience in the face of future disasters. Following the guidance of our Elders, we will be making biochar to convert flammable brush […]

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Indigenous youth kill fossil fuel snake in DC, demand Biden cancel DAPL, Line 3 pipeline

Hundreds of protesters led by a coalition of Indigenous youth activists and environmental organizations marched around Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 1st, carrying a 320-foot long black snake. The snake is a direct reference to an ancient Lakota prophecy and symbolizes fossil fuel pipelines, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, and the Enbridge Line […]

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From the Suez Canal to the Arctic, global trade networks are frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Maritime shipping companies have long looked to the Arctic Ocean for a way around the infamous Suez Canal. Now because of climate change, the Northern Sea Route is about to open. But are the benefits for business worth the cost of the climate crisis? Ever Given The skyscraper-sized container ship stuck in the Suez Canal, […]

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From Maui to Mauna Kea: The Thirty Meter Telescope and an interview with Lanakila Mangauil

‘From Maui to Mauna Kea’ is a multi-part series written between October 2019 and August 2020. In part one, I share my research on Hawaii, TMT and the US Military, plus my experience traveling off the beaten path around the islands and interviews I gathered along the way. The world’s most controversial telescope is the […]

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Elon Musk tells truth about Bolivia, Tesla’s anti-democracy profiteering: ‘We will coup whoever we want!’

Elon Musk reveals that for Tesla, increasing profits will always be a higher priority than democracy, sustainability and climate justice. Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to criticize the prospect of an additional government stimulus package. “Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people […]