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COP26 Coalition Protestors Take Part In The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
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After a 'Disappointing' UN Climate Summit, California Youth Activists are Back to Work

Youth climate activists have criticized the COP26 pact for being "vague" and failing to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. For one activist, the disappointment with negotiations at the global level inspired him to focus his work more locally in Southern California.
Cars lined up in traffic heading into Oakland.
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Cars and Trucks: How International Climate Promises Compare to California’s Mandates

Nations addressing climate change took on gasoline and diesel vehicles in pledges that mirror California’s mandates and plans — and in some cases, go even further.
"Road closed" sign sits in the foreground while logs are stacked next to the closed road.
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As UN Tackles Twin Climate Threats, California Struggles With Them, Too

UN nations have pledged to reduce climate-changing methane and forest destruction within 10 years. California has been trying to handle both problems, with limited success.
The fourth person from the left, Bii Gallardo help hold a banner that reads "DEFEND THE SACRED" during the L.A. Women’s March in January 2020.
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Tending Nature

Bii Gallardo: Building Relationships with Land to Fight For Climate Justice

“I’ve fallen in love with working with my community and working for social justice and environmental rights,” says Bii Gallardo. Those are the reasons why the Apache and Yaqui activist works so hard to recognize Indigenous voices and fight for environmental justice.
A man in a blue jacket smiles in front of a lake.
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Tending Nature

Michael Preston: Helping Sacred Water Heal People, Land, Spirits and Salmon

For Michael Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, salmon are important. An artist, activist, filmmaker and dancer, his tribe's goal is to bring the salmon back to California's McCloud River. But it's more than just about the fish, he said. With the lack of salmon, which is a keystone species, other animals, such as bears, eagles and mountain lions are being starved.
Kai Anderson's power map of the environmental campaigns led by Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada during his long career in Congress.
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Earth Focus

Mapping Power and Strategy for Conservation Victories: An Interview with Kai Anderson

Kai Anderson’s eye-catching, multi-colored, hand-drawn thematic maps have developed a cult following in conservation circles in the American West. He walks us through a map he created of Sen. Harry Reid's major environmental campaigns.
Booming Las Vegas (Courtesy of KCET)
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Earth Focus

Harry Reid’s lowercase 'green new deal'

"The New West and the Politics of the Environment," a feature-length documentary for the public television environmental news magazine “Earth Focus,” makes the case for placing former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Nevada at the center of a green new deal.
Jocelyn Torres of the Conservation Land Foundation
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Earth Focus

What’s at Stake in Our 'Public Lands'?

As an advocate for public lands, Jocelyn Torres is shaping the future of conservation by protecting wide-open landscapes of the American West from destructive industries.
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