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Trump EPA’s vision for the next four years would create ‘Apocalyptic, devastated planet’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is under fire for a Thursday speech laying out a vision for the agency that critics warn would unleash untold environmental devastation should it come to pass. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, delivered the remarks at the Nixon Library in southern California to commemorate the 50th anniversary […]

September 8th

City of Hoboken files climate change suit against Exxon

The city of Hoboken on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against multiple Big Oil players—including ExxonMobil, incorporated in New Jersey—joining an increasing number of state and local governments using litigation in efforts to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for defrauding the public about foreseen climate crisis damages and to make companies “pay their fair share” of […]

September 3rd

First Energy corruption held Up as exemplar of dirty energy lobbying in yet another “Genius” move

We recently came across a real “genius” ad campaign by the American Public Gas Association. According to APGA’s program page — where you can watch a video that gives a surprising amount of behind-the-scenes info on their design process and the funding for the three-year campaign — the ad effort “speaks from the heart and mind of today’s homebuyer/remodeler” and praises […]

September 3rd

Short film from Extinction Rebellion and Keira Knightley: “Climate Crisis and Why We Should Panic Now”

Editor’s note: Today, actor Keira Knightley has unveiled a short animation film entitled “Climate Crisis and Why We Should Panic Now”. Translated into 14 different languages, it’s the second of a two-part explainer video series for Extinction Rebellion, focusing on the climate and ecological crisis. In this article, we will have a look at evidence of the […]

September 2nd

Election 2020: No, Joe Biden is NOT Satan (despite Dilbert creator Scott Adams’ stupid musings)

A few years back, Dilbert comic creator turned right-wing blogger Scott Adams issued a challenge on Twitter to find “just one” scientist “who says the climate prediction models are credible.” He framed himself as someone just trying to figure out the truth, and provide advice as an expert in persuasion for climate scientists, to educate them on how to convince people […]

September 2nd

Hurricane Laura: Spectacular before and after photos show scope of devastation in Louisiana

From August 27-31, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer. View tips on how to use […]

September 2nd

Trump’s USDA is serving up diseased chicken

Top regulatory officials in Trump’s government keep chanting the same one-word mantra: “Deregulate. Deregulate. Deregulate.” Day after day, these agency bosses have been “liberating” greedy business interests to do their damnedest to consumers, workers, the environment — and even our chicken dinner. By Jim Hightower Yes, chicken. Instead of Kentucky-fried or tacos con pollo, they’re serving […]

September 2nd

Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is this rapid intensification really becoming more common?

Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24 hours. By the time it made it landfall, it was a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mile-per-hour winds. Chris Slocum, Colorado State University The Conversation The Atlantic has seen […]

August 29th

Hurricane Laura: Poverty and petrochemicals converge as devastation exposes entire Gulf Coast as ‘sacrificial zone’

With the full devastation caused by Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana still coming into view Friday, climate justice activists and other progressives are calling the destruction—credited with claiming at least 6 lives and potentially billions of dollars in damages—just the latest painful example of willful neglect by political leaders and […]

August 29th

From Katrina to Laura: Climate change is making our hurricane seasons worse and our storms stronger

Burning fossil fuels disrupts Earth’s natural processes, intensifying storms like Hurricane Laura, which made a direct hit to the Gulf Coast. It’s a recipe for disaster, and it’s only getting worse. By The Years Project Burning fossil fuels disrupts Earth’s natural processes, intensifying storms like #HurricaneLaura2020. It’s a recipe for disaster, and it’s only getting […]

August 29th

Trump rebuked for ‘Breathtakingly Vicious’ plan for fossil fuel lease sales in California amid historic wildfires

Especially given the climate-fueled wildfires ravaging the region, conservationists sounded alarm Thursday in response to a Trump administration proposal for an oil and gas lease sale in California, which would be the state’s first such federal auction in eight years. By Andrea Germanos The Conversation At issue are over 4,300 acres of public land in Kern […]

August 29th