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Bolsonaro Greenlights New Pesticides While Environmentalists Mourn 500 Million Dead Bees in Brazil

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett Pointing to the deaths of more than half a billion bees in Brazil over a period of just four months, beekeepers, experts and activists are raising concerns about the… Continue Reading →

Leaked Audio Shows Oil Lobbyist Bragging About Success in Criminalizing Pipeline Protests

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson As a growing number of states move to pass laws that would criminalize pipeline protests and hit demonstrators with years in prison, an audio recording obtained by The Intercept… Continue Reading →

Fracking Boom in U.S. and Canada Largely to Blame for Global Methane Spike, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley New research by a scientist at Cornell University warns that the fracking boom in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade is largely to blame for a large… Continue Reading →

Indigenous and Green Groups Fighting Pipeline Urge 2020 Democrats to Take ‘NoKXL Pledge’

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett Indigenous, environmental and landowner groups fighting to block the Keystone XL pipeline sent a letter Tuesday to the two dozen 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates, urging them to take… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Trump Pushed for Mining Project That Could Destroy Alaska Salmon Ecosystems, Despite EPA Opposition

This post was originally published on this site By Jon Queally “Gold over life, literally.” That was the succinct and critical reaction of Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein to reporting on Friday that President Donald Trump had personally intervened… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Trump’s Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Cost Americans $460 Billion: Consumer Reports

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett A new analysis from the nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Reports warns that American drivers could lose about $460 billion dollars in fuel savings if the Trump administration implements its… Continue Reading →

Fiji Unveils Plan to Fight Climate Crisis, Condemns ‘Grossly Irresponsible and Selfish’ Inaction of World Powers

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson The island nation of Fiji on Wednesday slammed world powers for their “grossly irresponsible and selfish” failure to act on the planetary emergency and unveiled a bold plan to… Continue Reading →

Alarming Decline of Insect Population Linked to Toxic Pesticides in U.S. Agriculture

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson The rapid and dangerous decline of the insect population in the United States — often called an “insect apocalypse” by scientists — has largely been driven by an increase… Continue Reading →

Top Scientist Quits USDA, Says Trump Admin Tried to Bury Study Linking Climate and Nutrition

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett The exodus of federal scientists in the era of President Donald Trump continued Friday as 62-year-old plant physiologist Lewis Ziska left the U.S. Department of Agriculture “over the Trump… Continue Reading →

Shift to Vegetarian Diets Is Needed to Save the World, Climate Scientists Say in Leaked Report

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley When some of the world’s top scientists conclude an international summit in Geneva next week, they are expected to call for a major shift to vegetarian diets around the… Continue Reading →

Rise of Drug-Resistant Fungal Disease Could Be Due to Global Warming

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett A new analysis warns that “global warming may have played a pivotal role” in the recent rise of a multidrug-resistant fungal superbug, sparking questions and concerns about the emerging… Continue Reading →

Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are 40 to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new… Continue Reading →

Philanthropists Raise $600 Million for Extinction Rebellion and School Strikers

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Heeding the call of grassroots campaigners, several wealthy philanthropists announced Friday a new fund that will raise money for climate action groups around the world. None Investor Trevor Neilson,… Continue Reading →

Scientist Warns Breaching a ‘Carbon Threshold’ Could Lead to Mass Extinction Event

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley The continuous accumulation of carbon dioxide in the planet’s oceans — which shows no sign of stopping due to humanity’s relentless consumption of fossil fuels — is likely to… Continue Reading →

Austria Poised to Become First EU Nation to Fully Ban Glyphosate

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica Corbett Austria is on track to become the first country in the European Union (EU) to fully ban the world’s most commonly used herbicide after the nation’s lower house of… Continue Reading →

Total Ban on Fracking Urged by Health Experts: 1,500 Studies Showed ‘Damning’ Evidence of Threats to Public Health, Climate

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson A comprehensive analysis of nearly 1,500 scientific studies, government reports, and media stories on the consequences of fracking released Wednesday found that the evidence overwhelmingly shows the drilling method… Continue Reading →

‘Dangerous Proposal’: USDA Seeking to Replace Government Inspectors at Beef Slaughter Plants With Private Employees

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley In an apparent effort to boost profits for meat manufacturers despite potential harms to food safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reportedly planning to privatize inspections of beef… Continue Reading →

6 Reasons Impossible Burger’s CEO Is Wrong About GMO Soy

This post was originally published on this site By Pat Thomas Throughout the U.S., major food brands are trying to get rid of GMO ingredients — not necessarily for the right reasons, but because nearly half of consumers say they… Continue Reading →

Global Climate Revolt Escalates: 1,351+ Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Two months after what was reportedly the largest international climate demonstration ever, young people around the world are expected to make history again on Friday with a second global… Continue Reading →

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