Author: Andrea Germanos

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‘Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your choice’: Dems urged to embrace bold climate action as West burns

Leading Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are facing heightened demands to back the Green New Deal as wildfires continue to scorch western states, causing apocalyptic-looking orange skies and “catastrophic” damage. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday that 96 large fires have now burned over 3.4 million acres across […]

September 12th

‘Creation Is Groaning!’: Pope Francis denounces endless growth, humanity’s assault on nature

Pope Francis on Tuesday railed against humanity’s exploitation of natural resources and pursuit of endless growth as he urged people across the world to act with the urgency young people worldwide have demanded to protect the Earth and build back better from the coronavirus pandemic.   By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The pope’s call came […]

September 6th

Lightning sparks hundreds of fires in California as flames overwhelm resources

Authorities in California announced Wednesday evacuations for thousands of people as multiple wildfires left firefighters facing “depleted” resources and area residents dealt with rolling blackouts, high heat, poor air quality, and possible loss of homes—all as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage. 2020 in a single remarkable photo – by @noahberger3884 in California pic.twitter.com/EpT3SZWLNV — Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) August […]

August 21st

Trump pulls nomination of “Unapologetic Racist’ William Perry Pendley to oversee US public lands

Environmental campaigners on Saturday welcomed news that President Donald Trump withdrew his nomination of “pro-polluter” and “unapologetic racist” William Perry Pendley for director of the Bureau of Land Management, with groups saying he should no longer be allowed to continue in his role as unofficial head of the agency. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Pendley, […]

August 15th

100 economists call for end of carbon economy to usher in greener and more just world

Over 100 leading economists on Tuesday urged policymakers to seize “the rare opportunity” at hand to wholly transform the economic system into one that rejects a reliance on fossil fuels in favor of support for a livable planet and more just world. “As we seek to rebuild our world, we can and must end the carbon economy,” […]

August 6th

Coalition of Over 500 faith leaders demand water and utility shutoff moratorium during pandemic

Over 500 faith leaders representing different religious backgrounds on Thursday called on Congress to ensure the next legislative coronavirus aid package include a moratorium on utility shutoffs for the duration of the pandemic. “A power, water, and broadband shutoff is not about politics; it is about children, the elderly, people needlessly suffering and dying through […]

August 2nd