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Seeds of Resilience

A short, vibrant documentary from DC researchers Sian Cowman and Anders Vang on a seed festival in Norte Potosí, and how education around seed diversity helps build resilience in the face of climate change.

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The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Which future do you choose?

Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our perilous global energy situation, precisely because it has never been more important to do so. Got that? No? Okay, let me explain

Getting Action: Climate Protection – The New Insurgency

Activists are enforcing – not breaking – the law when attempting to obstruct operations that destroy our planet, as Jeremy Brecher explains.

Getting Action: Strangling Democracy

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How the TPP Extends the Tentacles of Corporate Power: trade deals and the threat that investor-state arbitration poses to democracy.

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New Report! Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar

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New paper sheds an urgent public light on the system of international investment rules and tribunals corporations use to undermine citizen and government action on urgent social and environmental issues.

Some good news from the climate battlefield…

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Getting Action on Climate: We just published an inspiring and, we hope, valuable new series of profiles on global climate activism. Read the blog post and follow the links to find out more…

Launch of ‘Climate Change is About…Water’ microsite

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What is climate change really about for Bolivia? Check out the microsite in English or Spanish.

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