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Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests

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A log adorned with colorful decorations remains at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment as construction work continues on the pipeline near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Morgan

More than 4,600 people used Facebook’s location tagging feature to “check in” on Monday afternoon at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation

October 31, 2016 — Thousands of supporters of a Native American tribe and environmental activists fighting construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota turned to social media on Monday in a bid to confuse police who they believe are using it to track the protesters.  Continue reading Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests

Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

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Eco-friendly plans on laptop image from Shutterstock
A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

March 18, 2016 — The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organized by the WWF and backed by other NGOs to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments – from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State building to Taipei 101 in Taiwan – go dark at 8:30 pm local time.

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