Greenpeace Calls BS After Trump Cites ‘Paid Lobbyist’ Masquerading as Co-Founder to Peddle Climate Denial

By Jake Johnson President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to boost “Greenpeace co-founder” Patrick Moore’s claim on “Fox & Friends” that the climate crisis is “not only fake news, it’s fake science.”   None   But as Greenpeace USA quickly noted in response to the president’s tweet, Patrick Moore is a “paid … Read moreGreenpeace Calls BS After Trump Cites ‘Paid Lobbyist’ Masquerading as Co-Founder to Peddle Climate Denial

‘Despicable’: Wells Fargo Bashed for Plans to Cash In on Global Climate Crisis

By Jessica Corbett While most Americans are increasingly alarmed about the human-made climate crisis, Wells Fargo—the big bank known for “ripping off” college students and investing in “shady” industries—is under fire for approaching it as a way to make more money. Citing disclosures provided to the British nonprofit CDP—which collects self-reported environmental impact data from … Read more‘Despicable’: Wells Fargo Bashed for Plans to Cash In on Global Climate Crisis

New York Power Plant Explosion Is Another Sign of the Urgent Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson Though it immediately evoked images of “an alien invasion” or the eerie opening scene of a “monster movie,” the explosion that briefly turned New York City’s skyline bright blue late Thursday night was actually something rather more conventional, but still cause for serious alarm … Read moreNew York Power Plant Explosion Is Another Sign of the Urgent Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels

Greenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley In the latest troubling study regarding how the climate crisis is affecting the world’s iciest regions, a new report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) found that the second-largest ice sheet in the world is currently melting even in winter. The study … Read moreGreenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter

Could a Green New Deal Boost the Farm and Food Justice Movement?

This post was originally published on this site By Eric Holt-Giménez Over eight decades ago, the Dust Bowl devastated over 100,000,000 acres of agricultural land and the Great Depression threw 15 million Americans out of work. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted the New Deal with sweeping national programs for work, agriculture, food, and land conservation. … Read moreCould a Green New Deal Boost the Farm and Food Justice Movement?

‘A Disaster’: Critics Blast New GMO Labeling Rule From Trump’s USDA

This post was originally published on this site By Andrea Germanos Food safety advocates are expressing sharp disappointment with the final federal GMO labeling rule, released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While industry-friendly Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asserted in a press statement that the new standard for foods produced using genetic engineering … Read more‘A Disaster’: Critics Blast New GMO Labeling Rule From Trump’s USDA

Blind, Burrowing, Thin-Skinned Worm Named After Climate-Denier Trump

By Abby Zimet To those patriots who consider our Pretender-to-the-Throne a reptilian shape-shifter, mazel tov: Now he officially is one. A small, blind, shiny, worm-like amphibian newly discovered in Panama which buries its head in the ground will henceforth be named Dermophis donaldtrumpi in recognition of his namesake’s climate change denial. The naming rights for … Read moreBlind, Burrowing, Thin-Skinned Worm Named After Climate-Denier Trump

‘We Need to Act Now’: 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Calls for Global Climate Strike

This post was originally published on this site By Andrea Germanos Greta Thunberg, the 15-year-old Swedish activist, on Wednesday called for a global climate strike. The day of action is set for Friday at “your school” or “anywhere you feel called.” Thunberg, who’s made headlines for her now-weekly school strikes to urge her home country … Read more‘We Need to Act Now’: 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Calls for Global Climate Strike

Global Divestment Movement Celebrates Milestone: 1,000 Institutions With Nearly $8 Trillion in Assets Have Vowed to Ditch Fossil Fuels

By Jake Johnson While the COP24 climate talks are at risk of ending without a concrete plan of action thanks in large part to the Trump administration’s commitment to a dirty energy agenda, environmental groups on Thursday celebrated a major milestone in the global movement to take down the fossil fuel industry after the number … Read moreGlobal Divestment Movement Celebrates Milestone: 1,000 Institutions With Nearly $8 Trillion in Assets Have Vowed to Ditch Fossil Fuels

Hotter Planet Makes Extreme Weather Deadlier, New Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site By Jake Johnson With people across the globe mobilizing, putting their bodies on the line, and getting arrested en masse as part of a broad effort to force the political establishment to immediately pursue ambitious solutions to the climate crisis, new research published on Monday provided a … Read moreHotter Planet Makes Extreme Weather Deadlier, New Study Finds

Khanna to Pelosi: Don’t Just Create Green New Deal Select Committee, Make Ocasio-Cortez Its Chair

This post was originally published on this site By Jon Queally As the debate within the new House Democratic caucus continues to grow over the demand to create a New Green Deal select committee, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) came out on Saturday to say that not only should Nancy Pelosi create such a committee, she … Read moreKhanna to Pelosi: Don’t Just Create Green New Deal Select Committee, Make Ocasio-Cortez Its Chair

90% of Table Salt Is Contaminated With Mircroplastics

By Julia Conley A year after researchers at a New York university discovered microplastics present in sea salt thanks to widespread plastic pollution, researchers in South Korea set out to find out how pervasive the problem is—and found that 90 percent of salt brands commonly used in homes around the world contain the tiny pieces … Read more90% of Table Salt Is Contaminated With Mircroplastics