Links for 5/14/16

Oldest known axe discovered in Australia, claim researchers


 

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We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry


 

Amidst lingering smoke from the morning’s ceremony, Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda opened up the space with a welcoming. “We celebrate that you are here with us today to build something real. We don’t want our Sister Berta to become an empty word. We don’t want her name to become just another slogan.”

Source: What Does Justice for Slain Honduran Environmentalist Berta Cáceres Mean? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


 

Significant portions of the habitats for loggerhead turtles, right whales, and many other species would be impacted if the Obama administration approves permits for seismic testing.

Source: Loggerhead, Right Whale Breeding Grounds Are Entirely Covered By Atlantic Blasting Area | ThinkProgress


 

Water is at risk in the United States and around the world. Its quality and availability is in peril. Today, nearly one in eight people lack access to adequate supplies of safe drinking water. Globally, water-borne diseases kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria, and five times as many children die of diarrhea than of HIV/AIDS.

Source: Watching Out for Our Water | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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