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Photo of the Month: Erie falls short as Buffalo holds on to record

Snowfall record stands up as a major victory for Buffalonians, especially if one is a sports fan, and Buffalo is a North American football town that loves their beloved record setting Bills. This year was the first time the Bills had a spot in the National Football League postseason this millennium, a record for the longest time a North American major professional sports team did not reach a playoff of some kind. The Bills however, lost in the first round. Another record held by the Bills is most consecutive appearances in the Super Bowl with four from 1990 to 1993. But they lost all four.

April 23, 2018
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Photo of the Week: March is National Women’s History Month

An outraged woman points to where leaders of the twenty richest countries (G20) were meeting in 2009. Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.

March 28, 2018
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Photo of the Week: International Day of Forests

While the UN and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) "promote" this day, however, they are doing nothing to stop the Earth's forests from being destroyed at a rapidly increasing rate. The FAO does not even have a proper definition of a forest, which allows industrial tree plantations to be considered "forests." Forest Defense: This woman with monkey wrench atop buried car in a blockade of the Fairview timber sale in the Shawnee National Forest. The car blocked the entrance to the Shawnee National Forest during the Earth First! occupation in 1990. The major daily newspaper in Springfield, IL, the state’s capital, called the Earth First! occupation “a popular uprising.”

March 19, 2018
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Photo of the Week: 2011 Climate Chaos in Northeast U.S.

While the record devastation around Vermont caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011 was catastrophic to many communities, the spirit of collective teamwork gave a hopeful glimpse of what is possible and the mountains that can be moved when people pull together. As we head into the uncertain future of escalating climate chaos and extreme weather, this spirit may be the one thing that enables communities to come together to find local, small scale, ecologically sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.

March 14, 2018
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Photo of the Week: Youth Protest of REDD UN Climate Summit, Cancun, Mexico 2010

This week's photo is dedicated to the memory of Honduran activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Cáceres on the two year anniversary of her assassination for successfully fighting devastating hydroelectric dams in the country.

March 1, 2018