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Hundreds rally to oppose brown coal allocation and export from Victoria

Hundreds rallied outside the Victorian Parliament House opposing plans for brown coal allocation and development for a coal export industry from the La Trobe Valley and Gippsland.

Currently 13 billion tonnes of brown coal is being considered for allocation by the Napthine conservative state Governmnet, despite the impact of this in carbon emissions on climate change and increasing temperatures and extreme weather. As well as the allocation of coal licences, $90 million of Federal and State subsidies are also up for grab. Does subsidising brown coal make sense when we should rapidly be transitioning to renewables? See Youtube Video

Warsaw Climate Justice march at COP19

Warsaw climate justice march: Photo: The Verb / Jade NevilleWarsaw climate justice march: Photo: The Verb / Jade NevilleTradition has it that at each UNFCCC summit, passionate environmentalists, young and old, congregate together on the middle Saturday of the conference and march towards the convention centre.

COP19: Day six - The people's march

Peoples march COP19: Photo by Jamie HennPeoples march COP19: Photo by Jamie HennThe middle Saturday of the UN climate change talks are known for two things: the people’s march, and the NGO party. This year was no different.

Australia: Tens of Thousands rally for Climate Action

thousands rally for climate action in Australia: Photo by Takverthousands rally for climate action in Australia: Photo by TakverMore than 60,000 people are estimated to have rallied or marched for climate action across Australia in a demonstration that a significant number of people view climate change as a serious issue requiring substantive action from all levels of Government, including the Federal Government lead by conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Related: COP19: Australia wins unprecedented fourth Fossil of the Day award for finance stance | Australia wins Fossil awards for repeal of carbon pricing and abandoning neighbors on loss and damage | Australia earns first rebuke by civil society at UN climate change talks | COP19: Australia and Canada are leading the wreckers at Warsaw

Poland: Greenpeace protests at coal power stations as Warsaw Climate talks start

Greenpeace protests at 6 Polish coal fired power stations: Image © Konrad Konstantynowicz / GreenpeaceGreenpeace protests at 6 Polish coal fired power stations: Image © Konrad Konstantynowicz / GreenpeaceGreenpeace activists launched protests at six coal fired power stations across Poland just before the UN climate conference - COP19 - started. Using projectors on Sunday night the activists projected anti-coal messages onto the power stations urging the world’s governments to phase out fossil fuels which cause serious environmental damage.

Messages projected included “Climate change starts here!” and “Storms start here!” and highlighted the link between greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines.

9 arrested blockading Gas storage at Watkins Glen NY

9 arrested blockading Gas storage at Watkins Glen NY

U.S.: Residents and students arrested blockading Natural Gas storage Facility at Watkins Glen, NY

9 arrested blockading Gas storage at Watkins Glen NY. Photo: @Shaleshock9 arrested blockading Gas storage at Watkins Glen NY. Photo: @ShaleshockBreaking Story. Watgins Glen, New York, 18 March 2013: Media Release: Sandra Steingraber Risks Arrest with Local Residents and Students in Blockade of Watkins Glen, NY Natural Gas Storage Facility

U.S.: 26 arrested blockading TransCanada Office, Keystone XL resistance escalating

'Funeral for Our Future': 26 Arrested Blockading TransCanada Office. Escalating resistance to Keystone XL: 'If President Obama will not reject the pipeline, we will stop it ourselves' Reposted from Common Dreams. By Common Dreams staff writer Jon Queally.

Climate activists in Westborough, Massachusetts were being arrested on Monday after blockading the entrance to corporate offices of the TransCanada corporation, the Canandian tar sands pipeline company hoping to receive approval for its controversial Keystone XL project. Calling it a "Funeral for Our Future" and carrying a coffin emblazoned with the words 'Our Future' the protesters held flowers and sang an elegy as they marched in procession. As supporters gathered outside - chanting and singing songs in unison—dozens of protesters were inside where they refused to move, despite warnings from local police.

Related: Funeral for our Future Blog | Tar Sands Blockade Blog: Over 100 Hold a "Funeral For Our Future" at TransCanada Office Outside Boston | Youtube Video of protest | Desmogblog: State Department Keystone XL Study Done by Oil Industry-Connected Firm with Big Tobacco, Fracking Ties | Ecowatch: Keystone XL petition to President Obama | Sign the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance

Funeral for our future - 26 arrested blockading TransCanada office

Funeral for our future - 26 arrested blockading TransCanada office

Image from Tar Sands Blockade website report, 11 March 2013

Activists scale Yallourn coal fired power station cooling tower

Activists scale Yallourn coal fired power station cooling tower
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