The Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by criminalintent on Flickr.
24 Aug 2016

For Great Sioux Nation, Dakota Access Pipeline Is “A Disaster Waiting To Happen”

The Dakota Access Pipeline will not only impact the environment but also lead to an influx of out-of-state workers and increase crime, drug use, and sex trafficking.

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Tracy Chapman (Photo by Pieter Morlion)
27 Jun 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Rape Of The World’

America’s political class remains largely unmoved by the urgent need to radically alter society in order to curb the impacts of climate disruption. That much was clear as lobbyists and progressives appointed by Hillary Clinton opposed strengthening the Democratic Party platform to include support for a ban on natural gas

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Clinton and DNC appointees vote against a ban on fracking (Screen shot from Democratic National Convention live stream.)
25 Jun 2016

Democrats Ignore Urgency Of Climate Crisis, Vote Against Adding Fracking Ban To Platform

Democrats appointed to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee by Hillary Clinton and the party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, defeated a ban on fracking on June 24. Former U.S. Representative Howard Berman, American Federation of State, County, and Muncipal Employees executive assistant to the president, Paul Booth, former White House Energy

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Protest against fracking in Colorado, May 2016. Photo by WildEarth Guardians on Flickr.
24 Jun 2016

Democrats Urged To Reject Fracked Gas As ‘Bridge Fuel’ In Party Platform

Will the Democratic platform committee have the courage or political will to adopt a ban on natural gas fracking?

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Antony Loewenstein speaks at a rally in New South Wales, Australia on May 18, 2014. (Flickr / Claudio Accheri)
13 Jan 2016

LISTEN: Antony Loewenstein On Rapaciousness Of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

In “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe,” Antony Loewenstein explains how multinational corporations profit from human suffering.

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Waters rise along a flooded street in York, England in this Dec. 1, 2015 photograph. (Flick / Allan Harris)
29 Dec 2015

Drowning In Ignorance: UK Government Ignored Flood Warnings

Some UK residents have become flood casualties for the third time since 2005.

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Satpura Thermal Power Plant By Ashish.prajapati90 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
16 Dec 2015

India Announces Plans To Double Coal Output After Paris Agreement

It looks like former NASA scientist James Hansen was on to something when he called the Paris climate agreement, known as COP21, a bullsh*t PR exercise.

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Greenpeace Climate March 2015 By OsvaldoGago (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
14 Dec 2015

Climate Deal Reached In Paris; US Congress To Oppose

On Saturday, representatives of 196 nations at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) approved an agreement that would cut greenhouse gas/carbon emissions in order to limit the rise of the global average temperature in the 21st century to below 2 degrees centigrade. Under the agreement, carbon emissions would

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File: Pollution billows from the smoke stack of an Ontario paper mill in this January 28, 2009 photograph. (Flickr / Billy Wilson)
09 Dec 2015

Greenpeace Sting Shows Academics Selling Themselves To Polluters

An undercover investigation by Greenpeace revealed that US scientists would write research papers for polluters and carbon emitters in exchange for money.

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Indigenous Brazilians lock arms during a gathering. (Facebook / Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre)
08 Dec 2015

Massive Dam to Begin Operations Despite Outcry From Brazil’s Indigenous Communities

An operating license for the Belo Monte Dam has been approved despite evidence the project may harm the lives and health of indigenous communities.

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