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Mining the HMNS

Is the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences a museum, or a PR front for the fossil fuel industry? This is the central question of “Mining the HMNS”, an exhibition by The Natural History Museum that interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and its corporate sponsors.

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This Changes Country

How are countries affected by and responsible for climate change? Are countries the right vehicles – the right organizational forms – for addressing climate change? What are the limitations and failures of countries (especially our own) in this work?

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This Changes Community

How does climate change and environmental injustice affect our communities? How do communities respond and adapt to environmental disasters?How do communities build capacity, resilience and infrastructure to resist climate change?

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Another museum cuts ties to fossil fuels

The Leonardo in Utah is the latest museum to cut ties to fossil fuels. The museum has committed to divest from fossil fuels and to implement a new gifts policy refusing funds from fossil fuel interests. This is what leadership looks like.

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Mining the HMNS: Video and Pics

Our new exhibition interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and its corporate sponsors, and highlights the voices and stories of the communities living in the shadow of refineries and petrochemical plants.

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Scientists to AGU: Drop Exxon Sponsorship

108 geoscientists sent this letter to the AGU–the world’s largest association of Earth scientists–urging the association to end its sponsorship deal with ExxonMobil. The oil giant is under investigation by the NY and CA Attorneys General for its long history of climate denial campaigns.

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Koch is off the board!

David Koch’s departure from the board of the American Museum of Natural History is a is a victory for the scientists, climate activists, and museum professionals who have been calling for museums to break ties with fossil fuel interests.

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