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Dredging and coal plants threaten the world’s largest mangrove forest>>https://t.co/Q4cMsXDaBZ

Dredging and coal plants threaten the world’s largest mangrove forest>>https://t.co/Q4cMsXDaBZ

Around the world, concerned people are using “Keep it in the Ground” as a rallying cry to protect the Earth’s climate. This campaign calls on governments and corporations to stop mining and burning the fossil fuels that are the primary source of global warming pollution. While there have been both successes and setbacks everywhere, the fight against coal in Bangladesh is particularly urgent and distressing. Last week, Earthjustice attorneys and I were in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Conservation Congress , a week-long gathering of more than 6,000 conservation experts. We were there in part to urge the IUCN to use its leverage as an official advisor to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to prevent two massive coal-fired power plants from being built adjacent to the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans ....

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2016-september/bangladeshis-...

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