Sanders, AOC Promote Green New Deal at Largest Iowa Democratic Primary Rally

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders held the largest rally of any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to date in Iowa, drawing more than 2,400 people to Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. None The campaign and its supporters applauded […]

383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill in North Dakota

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson Environmentalists were outraged but not at all surprised to learn Thursday that the Keystone pipeline sprung yet another massive leak, this time spilling 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota. “I wish I could say I was shocked, but a major spill from […]

Trump Seeks to Frack the 2020 Election

This post was originally published on this site By Wenonah Hauter Donald Trump‘s scheduled visit to a fracking industry gathering in Pittsburgh this week is a hugely symbolic moment for the 2020 election campaign, as well as the urgent battle to contain climate catastrophe. None Trump will give the keynote address at the Shale Insight […]

A UN Treaty Guarantees Youth Rights Everywhere on Earth—Except the U.S.

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Taft Fifteen kids from a dozen countries, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, recently brought a formal complaint to the United Nations. They’re arguing that climate change violates children’s rights as guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a global agreement. By petitioning […]

Brazil Experts: A ‘Genocide Is Underway’ Against Uncontacted Tribes

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett In an open letter to Brazilian society and right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a group of experts warned that a “genocide is underway” against uncontacted tribes because of Bolsonaro’s efforts to strip away Indigenous peoples’ rights and lands and open up more of the Amazon […]

‘Science Under Siege’ From Trump Admin: New Report Warns We Have Reached ‘Crisis Point’

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett The Trump administration’s attacks on science have reached a “crisis point,” according to policy experts and ex-government officials who published a report on Thursday that “highlights how our government research and data are being increasingly manipulated for political gain.” None Proposals for Reform Volume […]

Neonics May Be Killing Birds in Addition to Bees, Groundbreaking Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley In addition to devastating effects on bee populations and the pollination needed to feed humans and other species, widely-used pesticides chemically related to nicotine may be deadly to birds and linked to some species’ declines, according to a new study. None Researchers at the […]

Japan’s New Environmental Minister Calls for Closing Down All Nuclear Reactors to Prevent Another Disaster Like Fukushima

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett Japan’s new environmental minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, called Wednesday for permanently shutting down the nation’s nuclear reactors to prevent a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, comments that came just a day after Koizumi’s predecessor recommended dumping more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater […]

Trump Admin Goes After States for Protecting the Environment

This post was originally published on this site By Don Anair The Trump administration has been on a collision course with California, and it appears that collision is imminent. An administrative action to undermine the authority granted to the state by the Clean Air Act to protect its citizens from vehicle pollution appears to be […]

Greta Thunberg says ‘Haters’ Attacking her Asperger’s have ‘Nowhere Left to Go’

This post was originally published on this site Champions of Greta Thunberg — and the 16-year-old climate activist herself — hit back against malicious right-wing bullies over the weekend as she called her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis a “superpower” and her defenders said there is but one reason that people attack the person who has galvanized […]

‘Extraordinarily Harmful’ Trump Rule Would Gut Restrictions on Methane Emissions

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson Amid dire scientific warnings that the international community must act immediately to slash greenhouse gas emissions, President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly set to take another step in the opposite direction Thursday by unveiling a rule that would gut restrictions […]

Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest — the planet’s largest intact temperate rainforest — to logging and other corporate development projects, a move that comes as thousands of fires are ripping […]

Sanders Unveils Green New Deal Plan to Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Create 20 Million Jobs

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the U.S. and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled today a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 […]

Peace Activists Face 25-Year Sentence for Disarmament Action at Nuclear Submarine Base

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Advocates for seven faith-based peace activists are calling on the public to support the group as they fight federal charges and a potential 25-year prison sentence for disarming a nuclear submarine base. The Kings Bay Plowshares Seven (KBP7) nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident […]

ExxonMobil Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in Climate Fraud Case

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett New York state prosecutors last week accused ExxonMobil of trying to discourage witnesses from testifying against the company in a climate fraud case, leading the head of the environmental group 350.org to declare Thursday that “we won’t be intimidated.” None In a statement, May […]