Newsdesk to February 3

Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017. The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017. The toll of 197 in 2017 – which has risen fourfold since it was first compiled in 2002 – underscores the violence on the frontiers of a global economy driven by expansion and consumption – Guardian

  • Warning of more floods in Europe’s future –
  • Colorado Supreme Court to hear appeal in Martinez oil and gas lawsuit –
  • Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation – Guardian
  • EU – France, Germany, UK to ‘final chance’ pollution talks before court action –TerraDaily    
  • Air conditioning growth gives Southeast Asia a ‘cooling crisis –
  • Trump’s talks about climate disasters without saying ‘climate change’ –
  • InsideClimateNews
  • Washington Gov. Inslee rejects Vancouver oil terminal –
  • Coal firms plead to courts for West Coast coal export terminals – Reuters