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Countdown to People's Climate March

Former Astronaut, Author and Engineer, Leland Melvin, at the March for Science on Earth Day  April 27, 2017

Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues?

Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator, argues that environmental issues don't reach politicians' radar because they disproportionately affect poor communities and because big donors don't want them to  April 27, 2017

Countdown to People's Climate March

TRNN caught up with Bill Nye at the March for Science on Earth Day  April 26, 2017

Renewable Energy Can Create Jobs, Reduce Greenhouse Gases, and Lower Energy Costs

Basav Sen, of the Institute for Policy Studies, presents an analysis of the many benefits of renewable energy  April 26, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science Draws Many Thousands Worldwide

Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters  April 23, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science draws many thousands worldwide

Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters. Here's what happened at the flagship march in DC  April 22, 2017

Earth Day Actions Take on Trump's War on Science

As President Trump rolls back environmental regulations, Scientists, Doctors and Environmentalists inaugurate first ever March for Science in huge global event. Janet Redman of Oil Change USA explains the damage the Trump administration is doing.  April 22, 2017

The March for Science Seeks to Put Science on Government's Agenda

Given the Trump administration's attacks on science, the April 22 March for Science hopes give science the attention it deserves in government, says Trina Coleman of the National Society of Black Physicists  April 21, 2017

Trump Administration Is Removing Climate Change Research from Government Websites

Victoria Herrmann of the Arctic Institute explains how her research and that of others have been removed from government websites and this is happening at the worst possible moment for climate change research  April 16, 2017

What's Causing the Winter Haze in China?

Attempts to slow down the existing conditions with emission reduction legislation and return of Eurasia sea ice will take substantial amount of time says Professor Yuhang Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology  April 11, 2017

Northern Cheyenne Challenge Trump Over Coal Mining

Jace Killsback, President of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and Jenny Harbine of Earth Justice talk about the impact the lifting of the coal mining moratorium will have on communities and on climate change  April 12, 2017

Congress' Assault on Climate Science Heats Up

Dr Michael Mann who appeared as witness at Congressional climate change Hearing says Scientists upcoming March on Washington unprecedented  April 7, 2017

Oil Industry Misleading Shareholders on Future Fossil Fuel Demand, Report Says

Greenpeace's Charlie Kronick says companies are providing investors with flawed assessments about the development of green technologies and possibly of government intervention in climate change - Two-Part Interview  March 31, 2017

Climate Catastrophe Is Here: 2016 Hottest Year on Record

Dr. Michael Mann emphasizes says we are already seeing global impacts; within one to two decades we are on track for an iceless Arctic  March 26, 2017

Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

Dr. Michael Mann says the way climate change affects the jet stream is intensifying and increasing the regional scale of droughts and flooding  March 27, 2017

Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change

NAACP's Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren't sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back  March 22, 2017

Trump Fills the Swamp with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says federal agencies are now being staffed by advocates of clean coal, expanded fossil fuel drilling, and hunting of endangered animals  March 15, 2017

Portions of Keystone XL, Dakota Access Built By Oligarch Who Helped Bring Putin to Power

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the steel used in the construction of the pipelines will be produced in the US or Canada, but nonetheless will be owned by foreign multinationals  March 14, 2017

Trump's EPA Cuts Would Gut Programs for Hazardous Waste Cleanup

The administration's attacks on environmental regulation will expose low-income communities of color to greater levels of pollution, says Environmental Integrity Project Executive Director Eric Schaeffer  March 8, 2017

Building Pipelines Leads to Growth - Not in Jobs, But Carbon Emissions

TRNN's Dimitri Lascaris says despite their difference in style, Trudeau and Trump share the same support for disastrous climate/fossil fuel policy  March 8, 2017

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming

Dr. Alan Robock says there's an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels - but the situation is not irreversible  March 5, 2017

Defending the Climate in the Age of Trump

Centre for Sustainable Economy's Ted Gleichman says we need to see the fossil fuel industry as a rogue industry that can no longer be considered just another normal part of the economy  March 25, 2017

Global Warming is a Public Health Nightmare

Environmental health pioneer Gary Cohen says increased rates of asthma, infectious disease, and water contamination are about the hazard faced by the global community  March 1, 2017

Evidence Emerges of Tropical Parasites in Rural America

The Trump administration's attitude towards the EPA doesn't bode well for the fight to eliminate third world conditions right here in the United States, says Catherine Flowers of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise  February 23, 2017

Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails

Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy  February 17, 2017

How U.S. States and Cities Can Take on Climate Change in Spite of Trump's Denialism

Daphne Wysham warns that a carbon tax plan proposed by Republican elder statesmen would roll back critically important environmental regulations  February 10, 2017

Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined

Carbon Tracker Initiative's Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020  February 10, 2017

Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline

Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project  February 9, 2017

Miami May Not Survive Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise

A trillion-dollar coastal property real estate bubble could burst as sea level rise begins to pose an imminent threat, says's Joseph Romm  February 9, 2017

EPA Employees Speak Out Against Pruitt and Trump's Anti-Science Agenda

Sierra Club's Jack Darin and PEER's Jeff Ruch say that the workers who toil in anonymity are now on the streets protesting against Trump's nominee and the threats to public and environmental health posed by the administration  February 8, 2017

Industry-Funded Regulatory Agency Set to Vote on Approving Gas Pipeline and Terminal in Earthquake Zone

Policy advisor Ted Gleichman says the billions spent on the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project in Oregon should be used for creating jobs in renewables instead of a project that will worsen climate-related disasters  February 3, 2017

Trump Attacks Climate Science to Defend Interests of U.S. Capital

The revolt of Canadian scientists against former prime minister Stephen Harper can serve as a model for U.S. scientists facing Trump's attacks on climate research, says professor Chris Williams  February 6, 2017

New Republican Strategy: Acknowledge Climate Change, Obscure Human Role

Professor Chris Williams says the definition of climate denial should not be limited to Republican's rejection of scientific fact; it should include the refusal to take the necessary course of action, as exemplified by the Obama presidency  February 5, 2017

Trump's Cabinet Represents the Fusion of Big Oil and State

Jamie Henn of says we can't just fight Trump; we also must put pressure on state and local officials while challenging the political power of the fossil fuel industry  February 3, 2017

Maryland House Overrides Republican Governor in Favor of Green Jobs

Chesapeake Climate Action Network's founder says the Clean Energy Jobs Act will continue the greening of Maryland's economy in spite of attempts by the Trump administration to roll back environmental protections  February 1, 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models

The climate is very capable of changing to another stable state unfavorable to the human species, and this is a real danger of our global experiment with unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions, says Arctic ice specialist David Barber  February 3, 2017

California Struggles with Groundwater Depletion Following End of Drought

Climate change will result in more rainfall and less snowfall, leading to flooding in the winter and shortages in the summer, says Pacific Institute's Heather Cooley  February 3, 2017

Doomsday Clock Ticking on Climate Change

Dr. Michael E. Mann says that despite Trump's team's claims, the science is unequivocal: human caused climate change is real and catastrophic  January 30, 2017

Executive Order on Pipelines Will Benefit Billionaire Trump Donor

Harold Hamm is the CEO of a major fracking company that would see its product flow through the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn  January 27, 2017

EPA Grant Freeze Will Thwart New Research and Cost-Effective Policy

Trump is more likely to be successful in rolling back regulations that are in still in the courts or have not reached the federal register instead of those already in place, says Kenneth Gillingham  January 25, 2017

Greenpeace Activists Unfurl Massive 'Resist' Banner Near White House

The move was in solidarity with Native American tribes and activists the day after President Trump signed executive actions advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, says Greenpeace media officer Cassady Craighill  January 25, 2017

Thousands Take to the Streets Across the Country to Oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines

Real News speaks to indigenous leaders and environmentalists who gathered in Washington, DC to oppose Trump's decision to revive two massive pipelines  January 25, 2017

Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Climate Change While Denying Scientific Consensus of Human Responsibility

There's a last-ditch effort by the energy industry to halt a transition from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewables, and it's reflected in Trump's picks to head the EPA and Department of Energy, says Wenonah Hauter  January 19, 2017

Transmountain Pipeline Approved Despite Lack of Proven Clean Up Protocols

There's no proven way to clean up the toxic diluted bitumen that will travel through Kinder Morgan's pipeline despite B.C. government claims of 'world-class oil spill response,' says DeSmogBlog's Emma Gilchrist  January 25, 2017

Leading Ocean Researcher Says We Could See An Iceless Arctic in 2017

Dr. Peter Wadhams is predicting sea level rising 1 meter by the end of the century, surpassing the most recent estimates of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  January 23, 2017

Climate Change-Induced Droughts in Africa Spawn Food Shortages, Mass Child Malnutrition

Transnational corporations in pursuit of minerals, oil, and land have sown the seeds of corruption and conflict across the African continent, says environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey  January 17, 2017

The Planet is Burning Up Because of Corporations Like Those Formerly Led by Rex Tillerson

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was grilled during his confirmation hearing when it came to Putin, but was not asked to reflect the same way on U.S. foreign policy or whether Bush or Obama are war criminals, says CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin  January 11, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet Begin Next Week

Lindsay Meiman of discusses next Monday's Day Against Denial demonstrations against what some are calling the most fossil fuel-friendly cabinet in history  January 6, 2017

House Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Legislation that Weakens Gov't Regulatory Agencies

Donald Trump criticized Republican candidates for being the "puppets" of the Koch Brothers, but now he's set to do their bidding if the Senate passes the REIN Act, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn  January 9, 2017

No 'Pause' in Global Warming: Oceans Heating Up and Sea Levels Rising at Alarming Pace

UC-Berkeley climate scientist Zeke Hausfather details the findings of a new report that confirms NOAA findings about climate change  January 10, 2017

Congress Set to Dump Public Lands into the Extractive Industry Feeding Trough

Alan Rowsome of The Wilderness Society says a recent change in a budgetary rule could see federal land handed off for logging and drilling  January 5, 2017

Paul Jay and Abby Martin Say Goodbye to 2016

TRNN's Senior Editor and the Host of Empire Files discuss the critical events of the year, including Trump's victory, the Sanders breakthrough, and the worsening prospects for federal action on climate change  December 22, 2016

New Trump Picks to Bring Public Lands and Environmental Regulations to the Corporate Slaughterhouse

Center for Biological Diversity Executive Director Kieran Suckling says ''dark days'' are ahead with South Carolina Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney as head the Office of Management and first term Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke Budget as Department of Interior  December 21, 2016

Anti-Climate Science Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Trump's Department of Energy

Jason Schwartz of Greenpeace USA discusses former Texas governor Rick Perry's record and how his relationships with oil and gas industries will influence his tenure as Trump's Secretary of Energy  December 16, 2016

Trump Pick of ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State Would Lead to Corruption and Cronyism

Janet Redman of Oil Change International says we should feel no relief if Rex Tillerson were to divest all his shares and no longer head ExxonMobil  December 12, 2016

The Billionaire Fossil Fuel Investor Behind Trump's EPA Pick

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says Trump's victory represents the political triumph of climate science skepticism and its powerful influence in the coming administration  December 12, 2016

Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps's Decision to Halt the #DAPL

On Friday Energy Transfer Partners will ask a federal judge to allow construction to resume immediately  December 8, 2016

Climate Change is Ravaging Coral Reefs Throughout the World's Oceans

Constructing new coal mines is the wrong response to the historic devastation of this key part of the ocean ecosystem, says Dr. Selina Ward  December 12, 2016

Trump Picks Leading Climate Denier to Head EPA During Time of Climate Crisis

This year is going to be the hottest on record - and Trump and his cabinet couldn't have come to power at a worse time, says journalist Dahr Jamail  December 8, 2016

When It Comes to Job Creation, Renewable Energy Outshines Fossil Fuels

Shifting from a brown to a green economy could reduce the unemployment rate and create jobs throughout the country, says PERI's Heidi Garrett-Peltier  December 19, 2016

Standing Rock Cautiously Optimistic Following Denial of Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

Responses by Water Protesters in the wake of the decision - Lauretta Prevost and  December 5, 2016

Climate Scientists Speak Out Against Trump's Plans to Cut NASA Funding

Dr. Kevin Trenberth is among the many who signed an open letter calling on President-elect Trump not to cut funding for research or censor scientists  December 9, 2016

The #NoDAPL Struggle in the Context of 500 Years of Indigenous Genocide

Native American historians Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss the historic role of Native American veterans, the significance of the growing movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and what a Trump presidency could mean for native struggles  December 2, 2016

The Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline Undaunted by Threats of Evictions and Fines

With two thousand veterans expected to join the opposition to the pipeline, Water Protectors say they remain resilient despite eviction orders  November 29, 2016

Trump's Existential Threat

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that while some Republicans acknowledge climate change and see the national security threat, most don't believe it's caused by human activity and see no reason to regulate or phase out fossil fuels  November 28, 2016

Trump's Energy Policy: More Shale Gas and a Return to Coal

Janet Redman of Oil Change International says Trump has rejected 'Just Transition' policies as well as clean energy investment that would improve our environment and create jobs  November 25, 2016

Exclusive Video: #noDAPL Protestors Share Experiences of Police Repression

Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions  November 21, 2016

Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Protectors in Standing Rock

TRNN reports from Standing Rock, North Dakota with an on-the-ground look at the repression facing the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline  November 21, 2016

Sustainability, Just Transition Key to Successful Climate Efforts

From COP22, ITUC's Sharon Burrow discusses the role of organized labor in achieving a zero-carbon world  November 21, 2016

Canadian Youth Struggle to be Heard at COP22

At COP22, representatives of Canada's Youth Delegation demand that Justin Trudeau honor his commitment to be the "Minister of Youth."  November 18, 2016

Canada's Indigenous Peoples Contribute Least to Global Warming While Suffering From It the Most

At COP22, AFN Regional Chief for Manitoba, Kevin Hart, discusses humanity's urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.  November 18, 2016

Standing Rock Visited by Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

November 15, 2016 marked a national day of action against the the Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit Lauretta Prevost, Mirrors and Hammers,  November 18, 2016

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement

Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts  November 18, 2016

As National Governments Procrastinate on Climate Action, Sub-National Governments Fill the Void

At COP22, the Environment Minister of the Australian Capital Territory describes his state's ambitious climate action plan.  November 17, 2016

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Elephant that Refuses to Leave the Room at COP22

Speaking from Morocco, Adam Scott of Oil Change International discusses the ongoing failure of governments around the world to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies  November 17, 2016

Indigenous Leaders and Organized Labor Unite to Demand Action on Climate Change

At COP22, David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers discusses the joint efforts of organized labour and indigenous leaders to achieve climate justice.  November 17, 2016

Clean Energy: The Force that Politics Cannot Constrain

At COP22, Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, explains that President-elect Trump is powerless to stop the global transition to renewable energy  November 16, 2016

Not a Done Deed: Trump Will Face Legal Barriers in Attempts to Approve Keystone XL

TRNN Replay: The environmental movement is up against great odds, but its previous victories in denying the project should encourage it to renew a sense of solidarity and continue struggle against pipelines  November 17, 2016

TRNN at COP22: Donald Trump's Climate Change Denialism Is About to Collide With Geopolitical Reality

Environmental lawyer Clare Lakewood discusses the legal and political obstacles to Donald Trump's abandonment of U.S. commitments under the Paris climate accord.  November 15, 2016

TRNN at COP22: After Donald Trump, Will the 'COP of Action' Become Just Another COP of Inaction?

Hoda Baraka of discusses the implications of Donald Trump's victory for the first climate conference after the Paris Accord.  November 15, 2016

Native Women Bring Shovels to North Dakota Cemetery to Highlight the Destruction of Sacred Sites

As the Army Corps of Engineers again delays a decision over the Dakota Access pipeline, we look at the ongoing native-lead resistance against it. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.comNovember 15, 2016

Dependence on Negative Emission Technologies Could Undermine Efforts to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

The major problem with climate change is that the global response that's needed must move faster than the timeframe for evaluating the scientific data, says Professor Kevin Anderson  November 16, 2016

Climate Scientist Michael Mann: Trump's Policies Are 'Game Over' for Our Climate

If we do not take the next exit ramp from the fossil fuel highway, we commitment ourselves to dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate, says Dr. Michael Mann  November 13, 2016

Even if the U.S. Does Not Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Worst Climate Change Scenario Still Ahead

With the right steps in reductions we can keep warming at a tolerable level for 200 years; if not, future societies will be irredeemably condemned, says Dr. Pablo Canziani  November 17, 2016

Trump Could Kill Key Global Agreements and Domestic Regulations on Climate Change

Oil Change International's Janet Redman says many elected officials and experts are now recalculating what the international community can do on climate change without the United States  November 11, 2016

The Elephant in the Room is Climate Change

While the mainstream media failed to cover the issue during this election cycle, many negotiators and climate experts are concerned that a Trump presidency would undermine regulations and weaken global efforts to combat climate change, says John Upton from Climate Central  November 7, 2016

Presidential Race a Choice Between Levels of Climate Catastrophe

The definition of 'climate denier' should include the states and institutions that are not taking necessary steps to avoid dangerous climate change, says professor Chris Williams  November 4, 2016

Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline Won't Make it Less Dangerous to the Environment or Climate

President Obama says it should be rerouted, but Greenpeace's Jesse Coleman warns that oil pipelines are inherently unsafe  November 3, 2016

Who Were the Biggest Polluters in 2016?

PERI's James K. Boyce breaks down the findings in this year's Top 100 Polluters Index  November 21, 2016

Green the Church Summit: Bringing Race, Religion and Environmental Justice Together

Last week, church leaders from around the country met in Baltimore, MD for a two-day conference that aims to anchor today's social and environmental movements within the church as a way of providing meaning and purpose to the upswell  November 1, 2016

Civil Rights Leaders, Celebrities Show Solidarity at Front Lines of Standing Rock Protests

Water protectors say media presence brings attention to their struggle. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.comNovember 1, 2016

Jihan Hafiz Reports on the Brutal Police Crackdown at Standing Rock

TRNN takes you to the front lines of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, after authorities violently clear Native encampments  October 27, 2016

Police Violently Clearing Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

In breaking news, correspondent Jihan Hafiz says police are shooting live ammunition at horses and horse riders  October 27, 2016

Wall Street Saddles Up for a Hillary Clinton Presidency

Nomi Prins says just one example of Wall Street influence in running the government is Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, he was former Citigroup COO and former Deputy Secretary of State under Clinton and Chief of Staff at the White House  October 31, 2016

Alt-Right Smear Strategies of 2016 Resemble 'Climategate'

Peter Sinclair of says there's similar tactics in both the attempts to discredit climate scientists and the culture of the Alt-Right  October 31, 2016

How Voters Can Shape the Battle for Climate Justice

Progressives can lay the groundwork for the fight under the next administration by not voting for climate deniers, says Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America  November 3, 2016

Broken Treaties Central to the Injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline

As water protectors occupy unceded tribal lands, experts detail the treaties violated by the US government that have enabled the Dakota Access Pipeline. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.comOctober 25, 2016

Transitioning to Clean Energy Would Create More Jobs than Fossil Fuels

Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economic Research Institute explains how the Solyndra controversy overshadows the enormous success of government investment in clean energy  October 31, 2016

The Industrial Agricultural System is Limiting Food Access and Driving Climate Change

Kirtana Chandraeskaran of Friends of the Earth International explains why the UN Conference on World Food Security stopped short of recognizing that the industrial food sector is the greatest agricultural contributor to climate change  October 25, 2016

A Just Transition for Fossil Fuels Workers is Possible

TRNN Replay: PERI co-director Bob Pollin describes his plan that guarantees pensions and wages, shifts workers out of the industry through retirement rather than job losses, and helps the country meet the UN climate goals  October 24, 2016

Exxon Fighting to Shut Down Investigations Into Company's Foreknowledge of Climate Change

A federal judge ruled the company has a right to discover what evidence the MA Attorney General has on them  October 19, 2016

HFC Reduction Agreement Is Historic, But No Silver Bullet for Climate Change

It's legally binding and delivers on goals set in Paris, but we need many more of these kinds of agreements in order to meet the 1.5 C target, says Climate Interaction's Andrew Jones  October 18, 2016

Who are the 'Superpolluters'?

Center for Public Integrity's Jamie Smith Hopkins discusses a study that took a close look at the major emitters of toxic fumes and greenhouse gases  October 17, 2016

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Opposes Fracking

Wenonah Hauter, author of 'Frackopoly', discusses the election and how some states are fighting fracking harder than the federal government  October 14, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Attorney: Deliberate Destruction of Sites Should Invalidate Pipeline Permit

Energy Transfer says protests against the pipeline are taking place on private property, but an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux government says the land was long ago given to the tribe in a treaty with the U.S.  October 12, 2016

Protests Planned at Houston Headquarters of Dakota Access Pipeline Owners

The fight against extractive industries links together indigenous, Global South, and environmental justice communities, says research fellow Yvette Arellano  October 12, 2016

Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?

The airline industry's emissions are as large as Germany's and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute  October 12, 2016

Standing up at Standing Rock: Voices from the Encampment

Indigenous people and their allies share why they are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - Lauretta Prevost, Producer, and Lindsay Ofrias, Associate Producer  October 10, 2016

Paris Climate Agreement Not Strong Enough to Prevent Global Catastrophe

Atmospheric physicist Pablo Canziani explains why the agreement is 'necessary, but not sufficient'  October 7, 2016

Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Thwart U.S. Compliance with the Paris Agreement

The US has less than a decade to reign in its greenhouse emissions, yet two dozen states plus some energy companies are suing to avoid meeting the proposed standards  September 30, 2016

Deutsche Bank is Too Big to Fail, Too Big For Big Fines?

The German bank that was at the center of the LIBOR scandal is likely to face upwards of $5 billion in a settlement with the Justice Department, says economist Bill Black  October 2, 2016

'Managed Decline' of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

A new report by Oil Change International calls for an end to both the expansion of fossil fuel industry and new fossil fuel infrastructure  September 29, 2016

US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets

Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint  September 23, 2016

Trudeau's Liberals Adopt Harper Government's Carbon Targets

Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan  September 21, 2016

13 Protestors Removed from Dept. of Interior in Latest Pipeline Protest

The action comes as part of the ongoing movement against the North Dakota Access Pipeline  September 1, 2016

The Struggle to Defeat Dakota Access Pipeline Goes Global

This week people across the world stood in solidarity with activists in North Dakota as they continue to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and risk arrest  September 14, 2016

Can Renewables Contain Extreme Weather Conditions?

Transition away from fossil fuels is economically and technologically feasible today through the mass implementation of 100% renewable grids, argues Renewables 100 Policy Institute founder Angelina Galiteva  September 15, 2016

California Passes Nation's Most Ambitious Climate Legislation, But Will It Succeed?

The California experience thus far with greenhouse gas reduction shows economic growth is possible with regulation, argues Ethan Elkind of the UC Berkeley School of Law  September 11, 2016

TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston  September 25, 2016

Oil Companies Seek to Exempt California's Underground Aquifers from Clean Water Act

In the midst of a 5 year drought, a new lawsuit is aiming to force the state and EPA to do environmental assessments about potential threats to drinking water from fracking waste  September 6, 2016

Not Seen For 1000 Years: Rise in Global Temperatures Ushering In New Epoch

Penn State professor Dr. Michael Mann says he's optimistic on the ability of humans to remedy the current environmental quagmire  September 2, 2016

Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth's New Geological Era

Ian Angus, author of the new book Facing the Anthropocene, explains the significance of a new epoch marked by an unprecedented level of human impact on the Earth  September 4, 2016

Study: Increased Pollution Does Not Bring More Jobs

Communities of color are also bearing burden from toxic facilities in large part without receiving the employment benefits, says Michael Ash of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst  September 6, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Chairman Dave Archambault says it's simply a matter of time before the Dakota Access pipeline leaks, ruining their way of life forever  August 24, 2016

Why is Emma Thompson in the Arctic?

Professor Chris Williams and actress Emma Thompson discuss the threats of seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Arctic - from aboard a Greenpeace ship off of Clyde River, Nunavut  August 23, 2016

Seismic Testing For Arctic Oil Will Deafen Whales

Chris Williams and Jerry Natanine say the testing will locate new drilling sites for fossil fuels that we shouldn't even be burning  August 17, 2016

Deadly Wildfires to Grow More Intense, Burn Longer Due to Global Warming

Drought, dead trees, and less snow means fires in the Western U.S. will likely get worse, says Dr. Alyson Kenward from Climate Central  August 19, 2016

Devastating Floods in Louisiana Are the Sign of Things to Come

Climate scientist Michael Mann: The recent floods in Louisiana, West Virginia, and Ellicott City are becoming the norm  August 19, 2016

The Dangers of Climate Change Aren't Coming: They're Already Here

Professor Chris Williams says even the U.S. Department of Defense is speaking of climate change in the present tense  August 14, 2016

One Year After Gold King Spill, Navajo Nation Left With Uncertain Future

Janene Yazzie of the Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association says the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to explain the impact of the Gold King mine wastewater spill on agriculture or ensure a plan for future emergencies  August 6, 2016

Activists to Call for a Clean Energy Future at the DNC

Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter says the people need to tell the Democratic establishment that it's too late for incremental changes to address the climate crisis  July 22, 2016

Ending Tax Dodging by Utilities Can Prompt Clean Energy Transition

Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies explains how ending subsidies to utilities can help fund clean jobs and clean energy transition.  July 21, 2016

Countries' Pledges to Cut Emissions Won't Stay Within 2 Degrees Limit Set by UN Paris Agreement

Dr. Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the energy program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, says we need significant transitions in energy production, transportation, and agricultural systems  July 15, 2016

A Green Transition Can Preserve the Livelihood of Workers

PERI's Robert Pollin tells Paul Jay that a just transition for those who work in the fossil fuel sector is not only necessary, it's possible  July 14, 2016

US Scientific Societies Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change

Dr. Rush Holt of the AAAS explains how the inaction on emissions reduction and support of climate adaptation is due to prevailing ideologies and lack of the dispersal of information, not to a lack of research  July 8, 2016

Big Oil and the Battle for Our Future

Wenonah Hauter, author of Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment explains the history of the oil industry's collusion with the state and how the fate of the planet depends on challenging fracking  August 1, 2016

Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change

Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction  June 30, 2016

Extreme Heatwaves, More Wildfires, and Dying Trees

Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, discusses the link to climate change, and why he is still optimistic  June 26, 2016

Why Big Oil and Gas Get Exclusive Access to Public Lands as Low as $1.50 an Acre

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn discusses how Tim DeChristopher's 2008 act of civil disobedience triggered a response by the oil and gas industries to move to online restrictive bidding  June 19, 2016

Will Cap and Trade Limit the Success of Ontario's Climate Action Plan?

Patrick DeRochie and Mark Winfield discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the plan, including the cap-and-trade regime, in reducing the Canadian province's greenhouse gas emissions  June 15, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (2/2)

Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor continue their discussion over whether economies can grow while simultaneously reducing their greenhouse gas emissions  June 3, 2016

Washington, D.C. Echoes a Growing Call to #KeepItInTheGround

1,300 people marched in the nation's capital this past weekend as part of a global push to divest from fossil fuels  May 18, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (1/2)

Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor discuss whether ecological sustainability and economic growth can be achieved simultaneously  June 2, 2016

Keystone XL Pipeline Lessons Fuel Mass Anti-Extraction Rallies

Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb explains how relationships between unlikely allies are at the center of defeating Big Oil  May 10, 2016

Carbon-Free Energy Systems At Our Fingertips

Transition to large scale carbon-free systems will require strong government intervention, says Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of the Sussex Energy Group  May 9, 2016

Will the Paris Agreement Save the Earth?

Chris Williams says that most countries have no objection to signing the agreement because the bar is set so low and there are no legal ramifications for not implementing it  April 22, 2016

Oil Drilling Underway Inside the Yasuni National Park of Amazonian Ecuador

Antonia Juhasz says that the Ecuadorian government is planning another 300 wells inside the ITT area and are partnering with several Chinese companies to drill in the region to pay off debt to the Chinese government  April 22, 2016

Why BP's $20 Billion Settlement is Business as Usual in the Gulf of Mexico

Antonia Juhasz analyses the lasting devastation from the spill in the Gulf and the renewed commitments to offshore drilling  April 20, 2016

How the EPA Allowed Oil and Gas Companies to Contaminate Our Drinking Water

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn't even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Clean Air Act provided by the IOGCC  April 15, 2016

Sanders' Climate Change Plan Endorsed by Economists Studying Carbon Tax Initiatives

TRNN Replay: Mark Paul of the University of Massachusetts Amherst says Sanders' plan is consistent with the IPCC's recommendation to reduce emissions by 40 percent, while Clinton's is more rhetoric  April 14, 2016

Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?

Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions - can this feat be replicated elsewhere?  April 11, 2016

Greenpeace Activist Who Confronted Clinton Speaks

Eva Resnick-Day rejects Clinton's denial of fossil fuel funding's influence on her campaign  April 2, 2016

Why Red States Aren't Denying Climate Change Anymore

Some Texas towns have aggressively pursued renewable energy but face deep opposition from Big Oil  March 25, 2016

Hundreds Protest Obama Administration's Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling in Gulf

Climate activists say that US government and Big Oil both profit from offshore drilling lease while ordinary people pay the price  March 24, 2016

Reducing Carbon Emissions Won't Halt Economic Growth

PERI's Robert Pollin says that at COP21, officials missed the opportunity to promote investment in the green economy, which would reduce poverty by creating jobs  March 18, 2016

Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming

Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change  March 18, 2016

Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming

Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change  March 18, 2016

Offshore Drilling Off the Table in the Atlantic, but What about the Gulf and the Arctic?

The Obama administration's ban on offshore drilling will aid reaching the Paris climate change targets, say environmentalist Sierra Weaver of Southern Environmental Law Center and Michael LeVine of Oceana  March 17, 2016

Small is Beautiful: We Don't Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources

PERI's Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future  March 14, 2016

The Life and Death of "Green" Fracking Titan Aubrey McClendon

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn profiles energy executive and billionaire Aubrey McClendon, who died in an Oklahoma car crash a day after the D.O.J. indicted him for alleged antitrust violations  March 11, 2016

US-Canada Methane Reduction Agreement Encouraging, Says Greenpeace

Jessica Wilson of Greenpeace Canada's Arctic Campaign says that Arctic drilling must be off the table if US and Canada are serious about meeting climate goals  March 14, 2016

Bill McKibben: We Don't Need A Bridge To Renewables

Seneca Lake activists and McKibben are fighting a proposed gas storage facility, which could cause irreversible damage  March 10, 2016

A Campaign to Demand Canada Post Deliver A New Green Economy

Katie McKenna, organizer for the Leap Manifesto and Mike Palecek National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, say Canada's post office can be the engine of a post-carbon economy that includes postal banking, local farm to table food delivery, and care for the elderly.  March 6, 2016

Increasing Flooding Linked to Climate Change

Climate Central's Ben Strauss highlights his study that found that three out four coastal floods over the last decade have been caused by climate change  March 6, 2016

Arctic Sees June Temperatures in February

When snow must be imported for the Iditarod for the first time, Greenpeace USA's Cassady Sharp says record temperatures and the alarming rate of sea ice melting should have us all on high alert  March 6, 2016

The 2016 Elections Will be Pivotal in the Fight Against Climate Change

PERI's Robert Pollin and Thomas Herndon say Hillary is a proponent of fracking as a solution to climate change  February 29, 2016

Four Billion People Experience Water Scarcity

Author and scientist Arjen Y. Hoekstra says meat consumption, population growth and climate change are driving the global water crisis  February 24, 2016

How CA Came Close to Losing Solar Panel Benefits

California Solar Energy Industries Association's Bernadette Del Chiaro says monopoly utility companies have spent $17 million on campaign contributions to get rid of net metering and consumer benefits  February 1, 2016

LIBOR Traders Get Off Scot Free in Rate-Rigging Scandal

James Henry, former chief economist at McKinsey & Co., says the ruling demonstrates that there is no systemic or institutional accountability to prevent interest rate manipulation  January 28, 2016

Why Fossil Fuel Giants Did Not Top the 'Greenhouse 100 Index'

PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash explains the relation between a lower ranking and the use of renewable energy  January 19, 2016

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister's Connections to Fossil Fuel?

Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation's capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown's sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California's response to the Los Angeles gas leak?  January 19, 2016

'Greenhouse 100 Index' Names Top Polluters

PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash breaks down which companies ranked as top emitters of greenhouse gases and what this means for the future of climate change policy  January 18, 2016

The Limits and Missed Opportunities of Obama's Energy Legacy

Professor Chris Williams and DeSmogBlog's Steve Horne challenge the grandiose claims made by Obama in the State of the Union address  January 13, 2016

Emails Reveal More Corporate Climate Hook-Ups and Less Fair Trade

DeSmogBlog Research Fellow Steve Horn details the relationship between The International Trade Administration and the fracking industry  January 7, 2016

Pipeline Construction Expedited, Environment Oversight Reduced in Highway Bill

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the recently passed legislation will curtail democracy in decision-making around critical fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States  January 6, 2016

2015 Hottest Year on Record

Environmentalist Chris Williams says 13 of the 15 years in the 21st century have broken global temperature records, pointing to the effect of carbon emissions not simply El Nino  December 30, 2015

Will the Decline of Coal Solve the Climate Crisis?

Sharon Kelly says as coal companies face financial pressure, investors should be wary about shifting toward other fossil fuels if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.  December 24, 2015

West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure  December 20, 2015

A Crude Deal: Lifting Export Ban Creates 'Casino Opportunity' for Oil Traders

The proposal in the current spending bill could lead to a lot more carbon emissions and government hand outs for the oil industry, says's Steve Horn.  December 17, 2015

Poisoning the Children of Flint, Michigan

Award-winning journalist Curt Guyette says the state of Michigan is responsible for the lead and toxins in the water supply that have done irreversible damage to children's health  December 17, 2015

7 Arrested Demanding State Revoke Permit for New Baltimore Incinerator

TRNN speaks to concerned community residents and and public health experts on why they believe the Department of Environment should halt the construction of the largest incinerator in the country  December 15, 2015

'Fossil Fuels' Nowhere to be Found in the Paris Agreement

Professor Chris Williams says 21 years of treaties and negotiations have all been stepping around the main problem: the production of fossil fuels  December 15, 2015

Thousands March in Paris Demanding Strong Climate Accord

As world leaders put the final touches on a weak climate accord, 15000 people poured into the streets of Paris to call for stronger action to avert climate catastrophe  December 12, 2015

What's Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase

PERI's James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon  December 14, 2015

Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21

Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton explains how the world's greatest CO2 emitter has gotten a free pass at climate negotiations since the 90's  December 14, 2015

Oil-Gushing Saudi Arabia Major Obstacle at COP21

TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses the major obstacles in the draft agreement coming out of Paris.  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21

Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister's Cop-out at COP21

Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister  December 10, 2015

Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature

TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings  December 9, 2015

Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris

Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures  December 9, 2015

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?

Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet.  December 8, 2015

At the People's Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial

Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world's largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21  December 8, 2015

At the People’s Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial

Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world’s largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21  December 8, 2015

Enforcement Mechanisms for Final COP21 Climate Agreement Remain Unresolved

TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris says the Paris conferences is headed towards semi-legally binding climate agreement that allows warming beyond 2 degrees  December 7, 2015

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public About Ability to Regulate Tar Sands?

TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks to legal expert Paul Cavalluzzo, who says regulatory authority stems from the fact that tar sands production would have catastrophic effects on First Nations, national, and international communities  December 8, 2015

World's Richest Nations Continue to Shower Public Money on Fossil Fuels Companies

TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Alex Doukas, Senior Campaigner of Oil Change International, who says the governments of wealthy nations are giving far more public money to fossil fuel companies than to the renewable energy industry or to developing states that are struggling to adapt to climate change.  December 7, 2015

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris

TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks with Elizabeth May about the key issues that remain to be resolved at COP21, and whether the best resolution is possible within a capitalist economy.  December 7, 2015

Fate of Canada's Tar Sands, Pipelines Depend on Trudeau's Commitments at COP21

The Real News Network's Dimitri Lascaris speaks to DeSmog Canada's managing editor Carol Linnet at COP21 in Paris  December 4, 2015

Who's Listening to Civil Society at COP21?

Activists Anjali Appadurai and Kali Akuno describe the isolation and militarization at COP21 meetings and how world leaders refuse to acknowledge the need to end fossil fuel dependent economies  December 7, 2015

Canadian Youth Delegation Says Their Government Ignores Them, But Not Big Petroleum, at COP21

Real News correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to Atiya Jaffar of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the COP21 conference in Paris  December 4, 2015

Will COP21 Lead to Carbon Markets and an Unenforceable Agreement?

Chris Williams and Amy Miller discuss the shortcomings that could find their way into the final text at Paris  December 4, 2015

COP21 Final Agreement Will Include the Flaws of the Kyoto Protocol

Mary Lou Malig of the Global Forest Coalition says the negotiations in Paris are pursuing market-based solutions that will not save the planet  December 3, 2015

Least Developed Countries Get $248 Million to Adapt to Climate Change

Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, says the fund needs to be ten times larger to ensure that these countries can deal with the catastrophies they will face  December 3, 2015

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Could Save Tens of Thousands From Dying Each Year in the U.S.

PERI's James Boyce discusses his recent analysis of the The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014  November 17, 2015

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial

Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change  November 12, 2014

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial

Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change  November 12, 2015

Will Trudeau's Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?

As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada's Prime Minister's residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians  November 9, 2015

Regardless of Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Flow to the Gulf

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the pipeline company Enbridge is still planning a $5 billion terminal expansion. Note: After the publication of this story, the State Department announced it rejected TransCanada's request to suspend its review of the Keystone XL pipeline.  November 5, 2015

Hundreds Protest American Petroleum Institute On Climate Day of Action

More than 200 cities nationwide participated in events to send a clear message to the oil and gas industry of a major fight ahead for climate justice as the Paris summit nears  October 15, 2015

Don't Drink the Water in Flint, Michigan

Rev. David Alexander Bullock and investigative reporter Curt Guyette explain why it took so long for officials to act to address growing corrosive elements and lead toxins in the city's water  October 12, 2015

Countdown to Paris: Are the Pledges to Cut Emissions Enough to Save the Planet?

Andrew Jones and Chris Williams discuss the UN submissions from 130 countries and the road blocks to averting climate disaster.  October 9, 2015

Is Shell's Move to Abandon Arctic Drilling a Victory for Environmentalists?

Indigenous activist Carl Wassillie and Institute for Policy Studies's Daphne Wysham say that public pressure spurred Shell's decision  September 28, 2015

Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments

Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman say UN commitments have not made substantial difference because the elite refuse to address fossil fuels  September 27, 2015

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech

Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment  September 24, 2015

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels

Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman discuss the Vatican's contradictory policy in light of the Pope's call to fight climate change  September 24, 2015

Deep Contradictions in Obama's Arctic Policies

Roxanne Dunbar Oritz, author of Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, says that Native Americans need more than name restoration from the Obama Administration.  September 4, 2015

Is Obama Greenwashing His Climate Record in Alaska?

Investigative journalist Steve Horn says the National Petroleum Council has institutionalized pro-gas and pro-oil policy regardless of which political party is in power  September 1, 2015

Who "Recovered" in Post-Katrina New Orleans?

Author Gary Rivlin discusses how white homeowners disproportionately benefited from the multibillion federally funded Road Home program while working and middle class black families still await relief.  August 28, 2015

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?

Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson: Many new studies and modeling say reversing climate change is a pipe dream - brace yourself for human extinction  August 16, 2015

Dirty Truth About Obama's Clean Power Plan

Daphne Wysham and Chris Williams unravel the contradictions in President Obama's Clean Energy Plan and his "all of the above strategy" the last seven years that has been less than desirable in curbing catastrophic climate change.  August 5, 2015

Erratic Weather or Climate Change?

Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses the latest science regarding climate change and extreme weather, including what may be causes.  July 28, 2015

The "Real" Climate Hoax Is Not the One Claimed by Big Business

Nancy Cole, campaign director for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the latest and revealing research into the false claims of major corporate polluters.  July 16, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown Demands Canadian PM Harper Reexamine His Climate Policy

Tings Chak and Merran Smith examine the Economic and Climate Summit proposals being discussed inside and outside the Summit  July 10, 2015

Why BP's $18.7 Billion Gulf Spill Settlement Falls Short

Settlement fails to address health and lost livelihood damages while infrastructure for oil transport continues to be built, says Bridge the Gulf Project fellow Cherri Foytlin  July 2, 2015

How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt

PERI Co-Director Bob Pollin discusses the potential impact of green policies for Spain and why no-growth policies of austerity do more harm than good  July 5, 2015

Hawaii To Leave Fossil Fuels for 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (2/2)

Making Hawaii the first state to adopt 100% renewable energy grid in the United States, says State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson  June 23, 2015

Hawaii Enacts 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (1/2)

State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson discuss Hawaii, the first state to legislate 100% renewable energy grid  June 23, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion (2/2)

In part two, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane analyze the Pope's encyclical, the military-industrial complex, war budgets and effects of GHG emissions on the poor.  June 22, 2015

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?

Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy  June 18, 2015

Children of Smog in Delhi

Professor James K. Boyce of PERI says there are solutions to the urgent problem of air pollution in Delhi that has put over 2.2 million school children at risk of irreversible lung damage  June 16, 2015

Climate Change Causing Massive Shifts in Marine Ecosystems

Richard Kirby of the Marine Biological Association says the worst case scenario is a greater disruption to marine life than has occurred in the last 3 million years  June 14, 2015

How the Media & EPA Mislead the Public on Fracking

Environmental activist Josh Fox, who was recently kicked off Fox News, says a recent EPA study contradicts itself on fracking safety  June 10, 2015

Renewable Energy Can Be Competitive with Fossil Fuels by 2025, Says New Report

Cambridge University Professor Lord Martin Rees co-authored a report with leading scientists and economists showing how wealthy nations only need to spend 0.02% of GDP on research into renewables  June 8, 2015

Carbon Emissions Making Extreme Weather More Frequent and Severe

Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, says we need to put a price on carbon  June 5, 2015

Court Rejects Final Legal Challenge to Keystone XL South

DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn explains the ramifications of a court ruling dismissing challenges to the permitting process for Keystone XL's southern leg  June 3, 2015

The Black Church & Climate Change

TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the role of the black church and how climate change affects people of color in the United States  May 30, 2015

The Cost of War and Lost Job Opportunities

Heidi Garrett-Peltier, assistant research professor at PERI, explains how we can create jobs and get closer to the targets we need to hit in order to prevent catastrophic climate change  May 26, 2015

Kayaktivists Protest Shell's Arctic Rig in Seattle

Antonia Juhasz: The Obama administration has issued the most important licenses to Shell to operate in the sensitive Chukchi Sea in spite of its disastrous record  May 24, 2015

NY Gov. Cuomo Joins Calls to Retire Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Journalist Paul DeRienzo also discusses the history of New York's decades old Indian Point Nuclear Plant which experienced a fire and oil leak over the weekend  May 12, 2015

NOAA Warns Record High Levels of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Jamie Henn, co-founder of, says record-setting CO2 levels of 400 parts-per-million are ominous, as we have not seen these levels for millions of years.  May 11, 2015

President Obama Makes Earth Day Proclamation in the Everglades

Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies and Steve Horn of unpack the contradictions in climate change policies laid out by the Obama administration  April 23, 2015

Chevron Back in Court for Worst Case of Oil Pollution on the Planet

Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch says judge overturned $9.5 billion judgement against them for dumping 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Amazon but the battle is not over.  April 22, 2015

The Fragmentation of Canadian Climate Policies

Keith Stewart of Greenpeace on Canada's carbon tax, cap and trade, and the premiers climate conference in Quebec City  April 16, 2015

Will Canadian Provinces Block Pipeline Expansion?

Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada and Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada discuss the upcoming premiers meeting on energy  April 12, 2015

UN Target of 2 Degree Limit for Temperature Rise 'Utterly Inadequate'

Petra Tschakert, Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Climate Change Report, says the 2 degree limit will not prevent climate catastrophe  April 22, 2015

Mandatory Water Restrictions in California Fail to Address Abuse of Resources

Maude Barlow of Food & Water Watch discusses the unprecedented measures issued by California Governor Jerry Brown to cut statewide water use by 25%  April 2, 2015

Why Obama's Climate Change Proposal Falls Short

Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, says emission targets proposed by the Obama administration are insufficient to avoid the worst consequences of climate change  April 1, 2015

Are the CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe?

Michael E. Mann and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the emissions reduction commitments made by countries leading up to the UN Paris meeting on climate change  March 31, 2015

Mounting Evidence Has Republican Climate Change Deniers on Thin Ice for 2016

Subhankar Banerjee and Michael E. Mann reveal a mounting body of evidence that disruptions in the Arctic sea ice are impacting not only the Northern Hemisphere but are also connected to what is happening to the water supply in California  April 5, 2015

What is Causing the Rapid Decline of the US Coal Industry?

Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, Carbon Tracker Initiative discusses the forces that are driving the shift from coal to shale gas  March 25, 2015

Report: Environmental Inequality Disproportionality Affects Black and Latino Communities

UMass-Amherst Researcher Klara Zwickl discusses measuring environmental inequality through industrial air pollution in the U.S. and recommends solutions to bridge economic disparities  March 19, 2015

Energy Superpower Ambitions of US and Canada

Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada and Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog discusses oil spills, pipelines and train bombs associated with transporting oil between Canada and the Untied States  March 4, 2015

Environmental Action at Toronto Stock Exchange

As part of fossil fuel Global Divestment Day, activists demanded institutions to stop investing in dirty Tar Sands oil  February 15, 2015

Breaking up with Fossil Fuels on Valentines

Jenny Marienau of says the launch of a Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is to end the strangle hold that the fossil fuel industry has over global politics and economy  February 14, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling (2/2)

Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee on the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and how they might advise President Obama  February 9, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling

Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee say Obama has taken an important step by announcing new protections for the Arctic Ocean, but it does not block Shell from drilling there  February 5, 2015

The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments

Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline is being planned under the radar  January 30, 2015

A Dirty Link Between the Senate and the Keystone Vote

Daphne Wysham says that the Senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline accepted seven times more campaign funding from fossil fuel energy groups  January 30, 2015

Will Fracking in Maryland Bring Harm or Prosperity?

TRNN's Jaisal Noor hosts a debate between industry spokesperson Katie Brown and Food and Water Watch's Emily Wurth  February 1, 2015

As Obama Expands Offshore Drilling, a Look at the Health of the Oceans Today

Marine ecologist Douglas McCauley argues that President Obama's move to expand offshore drilling is a part of a worrisome trend threatening the health of the oceans and raising the specter of mass extinction  January 29, 2015

How Obama Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Without Congress

Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University say that Obama can avoid a fight with the Republicans and still save taxpayers money and legally advance energy efficiency  January 23, 2015

Climate Change Crisis Buried in the State of the Union

Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University says there is a lot that President Obama could do to reduce carbon emissions in spite of the Republican-controlled congress  January 22, 2015

Propane Gas Pipeline Threatening Portland's 'Climate Champion' Status

Daphne Wysham, Climate Policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy, says that a new propane facility in Portland, Oregon is threatening to undermine a plan by the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 1990 levels  January 15, 2015

Elk River Chemical Spill One Year Later

Cathy Kunkel, fellow with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, says regulations have been tightened, but will they be followed?  January 9, 2015

Larry Summers is Proposing a Carbon Emission Tax

Robin Hahnel author of Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, says it deserves support  January 12, 2015

Climate Change Denier to Take Over Senate Committee

TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges continues the series of how a GOP-led Senate will change policy, this time in the arena of the Environment and Public Works Committee which Republican Senator James Inhofe will take over as chair.  January 6, 2015

Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging (2/2)

The Pentagons' spending bill approved at the end of last year in the calls for expediting permits for fracking in public lands explains Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog  December 23, 2014

Worldwide Coal Production Continues to Grow

There is no war on coal--neither the International Energy Agency (IEA) nor the Obama administration plan to reduce coal production, despite commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says analyst Jeff Biggers  December 26, 2014

Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging

Steve Horn from DeSmog-Blog joins us to talk about most important but least covered environmental stories  December 23, 2014

The Top 3 Climate Change Stories of 2014

Environmental journalist Dahr Jamail recaps the three biggest climate events of 2014 that should be red flags for the world  December 22, 2014

Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?

West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable  December 22, 2014

The Lima Accord: A Great Success or More Climate Catastrophe?'s Co-founder Jamie Henn says nations are not yet committing enough money to thwart climate change, and that next year's Paris conference will be a referendum on the planet's future  December 16, 2014

Quakers Organize National Protest Against PNC

Activists are drawing attention to PNC's business relations with corporations that fund mountaintop removal coal mining  December 11, 2014

COP20 Protesters Draw Attention to Corporate Presence at Negotiations

The final agreement is unlikely to set a plan to phase out fossil fuels, says Chris Williams, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University  December 9, 2014

A Real Climate Treaty From COP20 Would Phase Out Fossil Fuels

EcoEquity director Tom Athanasiou says a real split has emerged in the elite on whether to maintain an economy driven by fossil fuels or transition towards low or zero carbon through large-scale infrastructural development  November 26, 2014

Animal Agriculture: A Neglected Agent of Global Warming?

The co-producers of the documentary film "Cowspiracy" discuss the environmental impacts of animal agriculture - and why mainstream organizations have been silent about it  November 14, 2014

50 Arrested in Protests Against Federal Agency "Rubber Stamping" Fracking

As a part of a week of actions, protestors push for a ban on fracking projects approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after four fracking ban ballots pass nationwide  November 6, 2014

Modernizing and Energy Efficiency Could Drastically Reduce CO2 Emissions

It is absolutely possible to reduce CO2 emissions by making energy plants more effiient in places like China, US and Europe says Professor Giovanni Baiocchi of University of Maryland  November 6, 2014

How Will the Midterms Affect Climate Change & Fracking Policy?

Daphne Wysham from the Center for Sustainable Economy says a Republican- controlled Senate will be a climate disaster, while Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog says the fracking industry is outspending activists in order to thwart anti-fracking ballot initiatives  November 4, 2014

IPCC Synthesis Report Stops Short of Naming the Worst Emitters of CO2

The science is rigorous but the report is a compromise between its findings and the worst emitters, says Professor Giovanni Baiocchi of University of Maryland  November 3, 2014

Political Will Required to Address the Climate Crisis

We already have the technology and the solutions; we just need the political will, says economist Rachel Cleetus with the Union of Concerned Scientists.  November 3, 2014

What to Expect in the IPCC Synthesis Report

Professor Chris Williams of Pace University says we would need to shut down the fossil fuel industry over the next 20 years to achieve carbon reduction targets  October 30, 2014

Port Authur Texas Residents Sues EPA for Neglect

Regulations and technology that prevent toxins in the air are long overdue says Hilton Kelley of Community In-power and Development Association  October 24, 2014

Study Finds Sea Levels Rising at an Unprecedented Rate

Kurt Lambeck, professor of geophysics and former president of the Australian Academy of Science, says sea levels have risen at an unprecedented rate in the last 150 years, as compared to the 6,000 years preceding it.  October 16, 2014

Emissions Reduction Impossible without Demilitarizing Foreign Policy

The Pentagon's new climate change policy does not address the military's contribution to climate change, says researcher Tamara Lorincz  October 14, 2014

Pollution Inequality and Income Inequality

Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pollution across the United States, according to a new study by economist James K. Boyce  October 14, 2014

Global Warming Reducing Fisheries and Destroying Livelihoods

Prof. Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre, Univ. of B.C. says ocean temperatures occurring at a much faster rate than scientists had previously predicted  October 7, 2014

New Evidence Links Global Heat Waves to Climate Change

Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains the latest evidence linking man-made climate change to record heat waves and extreme weather across the world  October 4, 2014

Natural Gas is No Solution for Reducing CO2

Relying on Natural Gas as a "Bridge Fuel" is a mistake because it delays the development of renewable energy and does not reduce emissions significantly enough, says Christine Shearer, post-doctoral scholar of Earth System Science at UC Irvine  October 2, 2014

Mobilizing Youth Through Hip Hop To Fight Climate Change

The Hip Hop Caucus, led by Reverend Lennox Yearwood, releases their "Coming Home" album in effort to promote climate change awareness in the upcoming generation  September 30, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (2/2)

CDP executive director Nigel Topping and Dr. Steffen Boehm of the University of Essex continue their debate about the effectiveness of carbon pricing in bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions  September 28, 2014

Taking the Wind Out of the Sails For a Legally Binding Climate Agreement

Janet Redman, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Climate Change Program, says the UN Climate Summit was a preview of how the private sector will drive the agenda during the next round of official negotiations on climate change  September 23, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (1/2)

After the World Bank and more than a thousand global companies sign on to carbon pricing, Dr. Steffen Boehm of University of Essex and CDP Executive Director Nigel Topping debate its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions  September 23, 2014

Thousands #FloodWallStreet to Target Institutions Profiting from Climate Change

TRNN's Jaisal Noor reports from #FloodWallStreet and speaks to activists committing civil disobedience and author Chris Hedges on why financial institutions must be stopped from fueling climate change  September 23, 2014

Leading Activists Demand Action at People's Climate March

TRNN brings you the voices of actor Mark Ruffalo, Jane Goodall, Mary Robinson and many others  September 22, 2014

Voices from the Historic 300,000+ Strong 'People's Climate March'

TRNN speaks to some of the participants who marched Sunday and asks what are their demands of the climate justice movement and world leaders  September 21, 2014

The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?

A recap of a panel that took place the night before The People's Climate March with authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, founder Bill McKibben, Senator Bernie Sanders and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant  September 21, 2014

It's Time to Act on the Climate Crisis

A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer and featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders.  September 21, 2014

Do We Need a War on U.S. Military Carbon Emissions?

Authors Sara Flounders and Barry Sanders say President Obama remains silent at the UN about one of the greatest contributors to global pollution and greenhouse gas emissions  September 19, 2014

World Leaders to Emit Promises of Hot Air at UN Climate Summit

Professor Chris Williams says a solution to the climate crisis requires a restructuring of the global economy, but when the last opportunity to do so came after the 2008-9 financial crisis, world leaders saved the banks instead  September 19, 2014

Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away

Activists Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese discuss the major climate change events taking place this weekend in New york City  September 18, 2014

Re-energizing the Electrical Grid

Peter Sinclair and Cathy Kunkel discuss emerging possibilities for fighting climate change: a combination of locally-owned affordable solar and utility scale wind energy to replace the electrical grid  September 18, 2014

Breakthroughs Unlikely at Upcoming UN Climate Summit

As the climate justice movement prepares for an historic convergence in NYC, political economist Patrick Bond warns that the "big tent approach" of the People's Climate March might backfire  September 15, 2014

Better Oversight and Less Drilling Needed to Protect the Gulf

Gulf Restoration Network's Steve Murchie says communities see the recent ruling against BP as a victory, but significant change will require more than fining corporations involved in the Deepwater Horizon spill  September 5, 2014

TeleSUR's "The Global African: Climate Change in the Caribbean"

The Caribbean and its 40 million inhabitants face unprecedented vulnerability due to the phenomena that is climate change. This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with climate and development scientist Ramon Bueno and Caribbean climate change activists Stina Herberg and Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs to talk mitigation and the activism behind the threat.  September 4, 2014

Global Expansion of Fossil Fuel Transport, Drilling Underway as UN Climate Summit Approaches

Subhankar Banerjee: Don't expect much from global leaders gathering in NYC for the 2014 Climate Summit - most of their countries work with the fossil fuel industry  September 2, 2014

What's in the Ground Must Stay in the Ground

Professor Chris Williams argues a massive re-structuring of economic activity is required to address the climate change crisis  September 2, 2014

Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs

May Boeve from and Bruce Hamilton of the Amalgamated Transit Union discuss how the environmental and labor movements have united to organize the People's Climate Summit in NYC  August 28, 2014

Forthcoming IPCC Report Calls for Control of Fossil Fuel Consumption

Distinguished climatologist Michael E. Mann discusses the dangers of ignoring the conclusions in the leaked draft of the synthesis report  August 27, 2014

Greenland Glaciers' Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects

Climate video blogger Peter Sinclair discusses his recent trip from Greenland and the scientific data showing how melt loss from ice sheets has doubled in the last five years  August 21, 2014

Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially  August 12, 2014

How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns

Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses his recent research about how fast flowing, narrow air currents found in our atmosphere are changing and its potential effects on humans  August 10, 2014

New Climate Bill Would 'Shrink Government,' Award Taxpayers

PERI's James Boyce discusses how Rep. Chris Van Hollen's climate bill would limit carbon pollution by auctioning off permits to fossil fuel vendors and result in a net gain to taxpayers  August 7, 2014

Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains why climate scientists once were hesitant to link climate change with the trend of extreme weather events  August 7, 2014

Wall Street to Planet Earth - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that to face up to the science of climate change, coal and oil conglomerates worth trillions of dollars have to keep their fossil fuels in the ground - something capitalism can't allow  August 7, 2014

Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

Mr. Williams says capitalism is not capable of facing up to the climate change crisis - and because there won't be a hero that appears to save the day, it's up to us to make the change  August 6, 2014

Domestic Coal Consumption Down But Exports Still Rising

Greenpeace's Joe Smyth and journalist Steve Horn discuss whether EPA's plan to cut 30 percent of emissions by 2030 will have a significant impact on climate change when coal is being shipped overseas  August 4, 2014

The Politics of Going Green

PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin and Prof. Chris Williams discuss the feasibility of shifting to a green economy  July 23, 2014

Is This the Dawn of a Renewable Energy Revolution?

Peter Sinclair says that utilities in time will become managers rather than owners of energy, and that the emerging systems are inherently anti-monopolistic  July 3, 2014

World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage"

Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five- year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability  July 2, 2014

SCOTUS Ruling Limits EPA Regulatory Power

Public Justice executive director Paul Bland and EcoWatch founder Stefanie Spear explain why SCOTUS ruling is being claimed as a victory by environmentalists and the coal industry alike  June 24, 2014

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)

Noam Chomsky says Occupy challenges the atomization of society, and also discusses how the media obstructs meaningful action to address climate change  June 19, 2014

New EPA Rules Are a Boon for Fossil Fuel Industry

Based in West Virginia, Bob Kincaid and Cathy Kunkel explain how new proposed emissions standards do nothing to address the toxic dust, poisonous water which affect Appalachian communities  June 12, 2014

The Truth and Consequences of Climate Change Denial

Peter Sinclair discusses how the big tobacco lobby methods are being employed by climate change deniers and the rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers.  June 10, 2014

Human Activity Driving Earth Towards Global Extinction Event

Dr. Terry Root & Dr. Stuart L. Pimm discuss recent research showing human beings are responsible for high extinction rates of species across the globe, and explain how we can prevent a sixth major extinction event  June 5, 2014

Debating the New EPA Rules for Carbon Emissions from Coal - TRNN Webathon Panel

Jeff Biggers, Daphnye Wysham, and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the details and limits of the new EPA rules for carbon emissions by coal-fired power plants  June 3, 2014

ALEC and Private Utility Companies Conspired to Freeze Renewable Energy Standards in Ohio

Ohio State Senator Mike Foley and EcoWatch Founder Stefanie Spear say 30 states could be next  May 29, 2014

Melting Polar Ice Caps a "Ticking Timebomb" for Earth's Climate System

Journalist Dahr Jamail & Professor Peter Wadhams say the resulting release of methane will lead to massive climate disruption, and that we have reached a point of no return  May 22, 2014

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto

Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry  May 22, 2014

TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?

Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration's record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now  May 12, 2014

"Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)

Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore  May 7, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Likely Not Headed for Senate Vote

First Nation activist Clayton Thomas-Muller & journalist Steve Horn discuss reports that the push to force a Senate vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been thwarted  May 6, 2014

What to Do Next About Global Warming? - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

Mr. Robock says coal burning must end now and fracking is not a good transitional form of energy production  May 6, 2014

Jill Stein: We Must Deal With The Climate Crisis Through Job Creation

Former Green Cabinet presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein discusses her movement's efforts to address environmental problems through a "Green New Deal" that would transition the U.S. away from a fossil-fuel and profit-driven economy  May 5, 2014

Nuclear Winter - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

Mr. Robock says a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia would produce so much smoke that temperatures would get below freezing even in the summertime, crops would die and there would be no food for the entire planet.  May 5, 2014

Answering Counter Climate Claims - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

Mr. Robock takes on many of the arguments against the thesis that CO2 produced by industrial society is the main contributor to global warming  May 4, 2014

Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Oil Sands

Funding think tanks, the Kochs are poised to influence debate on oil policy and shift the social fabric of Canada.  May 2, 2014

Will SCOTUS Ruling Allowing EPA To Regulate Carbon Emissions Protect Public Health?

Citizens Climate Lobby's Mark Reynolds says Supreme Court's decision is a victory for environmentalists, but Americans should be focused on implementing a carbon tax  May 1, 2014

No CO2 Eureka Moment, Just Years of Statistical Analysis -- Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Robock says his initial work led him to investigate the role of volcanoes in global warming, but years of reports convinced him that CO2 is the most likely cause  April 30, 2014

Global Warming Theory Based on Evidence, Not Belief - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

On Reality Asserts Itself, climatologist and IPCC lead author Alan Robock tells Paul Jay that he's a skeptic who tries to be critical and make conclusions based on the evidence  April 29, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Fracking Help The U.S. Move Away From Fossil Fuel Consumption?

Editor Joe Romm and Professor Ken Carlson discuss whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition the country towards renewable energy resources  April 28, 2014

Cowboys and Indians Join Forces in DC to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

A photo slider by Jenna Pope  April 27, 2014

Assessing the U.S. Environmental Movement

Jenny Marienau of and Ted Glick of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network discuss the origins of Earth Day, student divestment campaigns, Keystone XL, and the need for collective solutions  April 22, 2014

Who Will Pay for Climate Change Disaster?

A discussion with Patrick Bond on the lack of political will to deal with climate change and the forces mobilizing for action  April 21, 2014

Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP's collusion with government officials to dodge safety regulations  April 18, 2014

IPCC Report Flawed By Narrow Focus on Carbon Emissions

Subhankar Banerjee and Joshua Howe say that the IPCC's report on mitigation does not address the issue of climate change in a broader political context, and relies mainly on technological solutions  April 14, 2014

Demystifying the Role of Mitigation in the Most Recent IPCC Report

Anthony Patt and Shreekant Gupta, authors of the IPCC's third working group report, say that the report should not be seen as endorsing carbon capture and storage or geo-engineering as the sole or most effective solutions, and that the summary report failed to bring attention to largest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide like the US  April 11, 2014

Maryland Residents Voice Opposition to Natural Gas Fracking Export Facility

38,000 petitions submitted against the project while backers say more than 20,000 submitted in support  April 3, 2014

UN Report Says Climate Change Will Threaten Food Production Worldwide

Climate change scientist Michael Mann discusses the most significant findings in the second installment of the IPCC report, and how the media amplifies minority voices who hold contrarian positions in order discredit the report's conclusions  March 31, 2014

Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife and Local Economy

Juan Parras: Though the clean up is progressing, it will take weeks to determine the extent of the ecological impact of the major Galveston oil spill  March 26, 2014

BC Pipeline Fight and Quebec Elections - The Canada Panel

Linda Solomon Wood and Yves Engler also report on the residential schools case and the Fair Election Act  March 26, 2014

BP Gets Green Light to Drill in Gulf, But Has Safety Improved?

Journalist Cherri Foytlin discusses how Gulf residents are still experiencing health problems and a depletion of wildlife due to the aftermath of the BP oil spill  March 20, 2014

NASA Climate Predictions Show Serious Threat To Humanity

Dahr Jamail says that though some journalists avoid linking weather patterns to climate change, global warming still exists  March 11, 2014

TRNN Debate: Is the Democrats' Talkathon on Climate Change Just Talk?

Center for American Progress Director of Climate Strategy Daniel Weiss and IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debate whether the Senate Democrats' all- nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming  March 12, 2014

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later: Who is Responsible?

Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gunderson and journalist Chiho Kaneko discuss a lawsuit to hold General Electric and other reactor manufacturing companies responsible and the Japanese public's attitude toward nuclear energy  March 11, 2014

L.A. Moves Towards Ratifying Fracking Ban, But Is Federal Regulation Possible?

Kate Sinding and Adam Scow discuss the current legal loopholes for industry that exempt fracking operations from regulation, and the issue of job creation through developing alternative energy sources  March 5, 2014

Nearly 400 arrested outside White House protesting Keystone XL

A photo essay by Jenna Pope  March 2, 2014

Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility

Activists rally against Dominion Resources's proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe  February 24, 2014

Environmentalists' Valentine Day Wish: Stop Selling Bee-Harming Plants

Dennis vanEngelsdorp: While an outright ban on insecticide use would be shortsighted and harmful to agricultural production, home gardeners should not use insecticides, fungicides and pesticides - the ideal of a perfectly green mowed lawn is contributing to a decline in the bee population  February 14, 2014

Regulatory Agencies Close Ties To Industry Lead to Failure of Accountability for NC Coal Ash Leak

Pete Harrison: NC regulatory agencies are too closely connected to Duke Energy, the U.S. America's largest electric company responsible for third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history  February 10, 2014

The Embattled Climate Scientist Who Fought Back

Michael Mann: Well funded fossil fuel industry propaganda campaign responsible for shifting public opinion against the reality of climate change  February 8, 2014

'Climate Hubs' A Good Step But Obama's Policies Still Leading to Climate Disaster

Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann says its necessary for the Obama administration help farmers deal with climate change, but moving forward forward the Keystone XL, it will be the worst decision of his presidency and could bring the planet closer to climate disaster  February 5, 2014

Approval of Keystone XL Would Be A Disastrous Move

Jeffrey Sachs: The State Department's Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline brings humanity one stop closer to climate disaster  February 3, 2014

Seismologist: Fracking Injection Wells Linked to Earthquakes

Dr. Elizabeth Cochran discusses research showing that injection wells from fracking and gas and oil production is likely causing an uptick in U.S. earthquakes  April 27, 2017

Obama's Energy Plan Cannot Seriously Address The Impending Climate Crisis

Janet Redman: The green energy plan outlined by Obama is full of too many contradictions, such as calling for the end of subsidies to coal and oil companies while facilitating the expansion of fossil fuel facilities  January 29, 2014

More Oil Spills From Railroad Accidents in 2013 Than Past 40 Years Combined

Scott Smith: With an aging infrastructure and a dramatic increase in transport volume, oil spills will become more common  January 27, 2014

Previously Unreported Second Chemical Spilled into West Virginia River

Russell Mokhiber: Privately-owned water company failed to conduct proper water tests in Elk River, leading to sickness among WV Residents  January 23, 2014

Corporate Deregulation To Blame for Toxic Spill in West Virginia

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians remain without clean water and anger grows against corporations' power to facilitate deregulation of environmental standards  January 14, 2014

Coal Industry's Loss is Fracking Industry's Gain

New EPA rules for power plants limiting carbon do nothing to limit other greenhouse gase emissions  January 13, 2014

McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism  December 18, 2013

Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests  December 19, 2013

Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster

Nuclear expert and researcher Joseph Mangano explains his research in connecting the increase of hypothyroidism in newborns on the West coast to the Fukushima nuclear disaster  December 23, 2013

Leading Palm Oil Company Agrees to Aim for Zero Deforestation

Amy Moas: Work remains to ensure Wilmar International follows through to reduce deforestation, a major contributor to climate change  December 24, 2013

Are Contractors Responsible for Oil Spill Clean-Up Profiting from Negligence? pt2

Scott Smith: Oil spill contractors deliberately avoid using proper clean-up technology, thereby exacerbating oil spill disasters in order to profit  December 5, 2013

Deadly Railcar Explosions in Quebec and Alabama Tied to Volatile Bakken Oil pt1

Exclusive aerial video by the Public Herald documents the spreading of oil in Alabama's wetlands, adding to the more than 17,000 reported U.S. oil spills that happened between 2010-2012  December 5, 2013

How Filipinos Can Obtain "Climate Justice" in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan

James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages  November 24, 2013

Poor Countries and Civil Society Walk Out of COP 19 Over Inaction over Climage Change

Patrick Bond: Developing countries and green groups must evaluate if walkouts are the best way to get rich countries to address climate change  November 21, 2013

Russian Court Grants Canadian Greenpeace Activist Bail

After more than two months of detention in Russia, sister of Arctic 30 activist Paul Ruzycki says Russian authorities were "heavy handed."  November 18, 2013

Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference

Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change  November 13, 2013

Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $500 Billion in Subsidies by Governments Worldwide

Taxpayers in richest countries pay $112 to subsidize oil, gas, and coal companies.  November 11, 2013

Three Colorado Cities Pass Anti-Fracking Measures

Free Frack Colorado coordinator discusses the election’s impact on the fracking industry and communities.  November 6, 2013

'Arctic 30' Face 7 Years In Prison For Targeting Russian Gas Drilling

30 activists and journalists face up to 7 years in prison for attempting to disrupt Russian Arctic gas drilling  October 29, 2013

Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers 'Petcoke' Pollution

South-side Chicago fights back against Koch industry made pollution  October 23, 2013

Why Autoworkers Care About Climate Change - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy  October 11, 2013

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

Bill Black: Yellin's confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?  October 9, 2013

Cleanup at 505 Toxic Sites Suspended During Government Shutdown

Kate Sheppard: One of the many programs crippled during government shutdown has been the EPA's cleanup of highly polluted superfund sites.  October 9, 2013

Study Reveals Dangerous Levels of Radioactivity Near Fracking Waste Sites

Greg Palast: Signs of radioactivity should be no surprise since Halliburton spent $25 Million to be excluded from Clean Water Act regulating fracking  October 8, 2013

Global South Most Affected by Threats to World's Oceans Pt.2

Alex Rogers: The West refuses to address climate change but developing countries most vulnerable to threats to oceans and marine life  October 8, 2013

New Report: World's Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1

Alex Rogers: Without swift action to tackle climate change, pollution and other threats, marine species could face mass extinction  October 7, 2013

The Cost of Saving the Planet Pt. 2

James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change  October 6, 2013

TRNN On Climate Change

A collection of our most recent stories on Climate Change  October 6, 2013

Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong

Arctic sea ice, Greenland ice sheet, Arctic methane are all key to climate change  September 30, 2013

UN: Greenland Ice Melting Six Times Faster Than Previous Decades

Environmental expert Subhankar Banerjee breaks down the latest UN climate change report  September 27, 2013

What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? Pt.1

James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings  September 20, 2013

Obama's Climate Change Policies Are Imperialistic and Despotic

Pt 2: Subhankar Banerjee: The Obama administration's focus on oil extraction and emphasis on fracking is not addressing climate change  September 19, 2013

Colorado's Biblical Floods Linked To Climate Change

Pt1: Subhankar Banerjee: The media has utterly failed its responsibility to inform the public of the link between climate change and worsening natural disasters  September 18, 2013

Texas Towns Frack Their Way To Drought Conditions

Antonia Juhasz: Fate of Texas is a reminder of the dangers of hydro-fracking techniques now embraced by President Obama  August 14, 2013

Scientists Warn Arctic Methane Release Would Cost $60 Trillion

Patrick Bond: Financial and environmental cost of Arctic methane release looms, as world leaders' promises to payback carbon debt go unfunded  August 12, 2013

With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on "Energy East"

Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada's proposed "Energy East" pipeline  August 12, 2013

TRNN REPLAY: Alberta Regulator Approves Tar Sands Expansion Despite "Irreversible" Eco Impact

Indigenous activists and supporters embark on 4th annual Healing Walk, raise awareness on tar sands effects  July 26, 2013

Debate on Obama's Climate Change Strategy Part II

Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate Obama's climate change policies pt 2  March 1, 2014

Obama Climate Change Strategy: Politically Realistic or Strategy for Disaster?

Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate the question "Are Obama's policies pushing things as far as politically possible or is he failing to alert Americans to the urgent danger of climate change?" pt.1  July 25, 2013

Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More's Sovereignty Summer

Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse  July 1, 2013

Obama's Carbon Reduction Plan "Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster"

Nafeez Ahmed: Environmental activists need to redouble efforts to demand Obama reject Keystone XL, abandon hydrofracking, and adopt tougher emission standards  June 26, 2013

Obama on Climate Is Mixed Bag of Surprises & Status Quo

Daphne Wysham: President moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline but disappoints on the promotion of fracking  June 26, 2013

Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco

National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.  June 21, 2013

Top 100 Greenhouse Gas Polluters Uncovered

Michael Ash: Low income and minority populations disproportionately impacted by greenhouse gas release  June 10, 2013

From Savannah to South Africa, Opposition to Massive Port Expansions

Patrick Bond: Proponents argue larger ships will save carbon intensive bunker fuel, critics say by making the system more efficient, it will increase the amount of transport and thus more carbon  June 6, 2013

Left Forum Takes on Ecological Transformation

Nancy Holmstrom: In the past, the Left Forum meetings in New York have not faced up to environmental and climate change issues - this year it should be the major theme  June 6, 2013

European Carbon Markets Fail - It's Time for Regulation

Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at "junk bond" status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets  April 18, 2013

People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?

Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity  April 18, 2013

"Out of Order" Activists Fight Coke's Bid to Shut Down Recycle Plan

Australian beverage companies win court case shutting down program that has dramatically increased recycling of plastic bottles  April 9, 2013

Harper's Venezuela Insult Shows Right Ideology Trumping Canadian Interest

Yves Engler: Harper's "condolence" message on death of Hugo Chavez shows Harper has pushed Canadian policy so far right it even jeopardizes business interest in Latin America  March 11, 2013

Congressman Tim Griffin Accused of "Voter Caging", Fronts XL Pipeline for Koch Brothers

Greg Palast: Griffin worked with Karl Rove, now backed by Koch brothers, fronts for tar sands pipeline in Congress  February 28, 2013

Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity

Part 3. James Boyce: Industrial agriculture threatening existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia - farmers who maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change  February 25, 2013

Inequality and the Environment

Part 2. James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone  February 25, 2013

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue

Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power  February 25, 2013

Mexican Farmers Protest the Entrance of GMO Corn

Thousands across Mexico demand their government reject permits for GMO Corn while Monsanto defends their patent on life in U.S. Supreme Court  February 25, 2013

Will a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?

Bob Pollin on the theory that a higher minimum wage will reduce jobs available to young people entering the work force and won't reduce poverty  February 19, 2013

Obama Supports Clean and Dirty Energy

Bob Pollin: President Obama can’t possibly meet carbon emission targets he set and still support increased oil, natural gas and coal production  February 19, 2013

Will Obama Listen to Growing Movement to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline?

Washington DC climate change rally brings 35,000 protestors together, but activists question if real change in Obama's policies will spring from non- disruptive protest  February 18, 2013

Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?

Patrick Bond: A massive protest could push Obama to stop the Tar Sands pipe line and shift climate debate away from market solutions  February 15, 2013

Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil

Greg Palast: Koch brothers could save two billion dollars a year if they can replace Venezuelan heavy crude crude with Canadian tar sands - one of the dirtiest sources of carbon emissions on the planet  January 7, 2013

Decisive Action Needed to Resolve Food Crisis

Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy: More than a billion people without food security need action on speculation, biofuels, land grabs, climate change and low levels of public food reserves  February 12, 2013

Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air

Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything  January 7, 2013

Public Housing Tenants Demand Accountability From Authorities after Superstorm Sandy

Brooklyn residents win concessions from New York City Public Housing Authority after weeks without heat and power  December 16, 2012

Finance Rules at Doha UN Climate Summit

Janet Redman: UN conference reflects lack of urgency from developed countries and focus on private finance  December 7, 2012

20,000 People a Year Die From Effects of Fossil Fuel Generation

James Boyce: Burning fossil fuels not only climate threat but pollutants from process killing people  December 5, 2012

Many Still Wait for Help in Storm Battered Communities

Residents and occupy activists continue to fuel relief efforts in neglected Staten Island  November 27, 2012

Fracking Plans Spark Protest In South Africa

A lift on shale gas exploration moratorium has angered environmentalists  October 14, 2012

The Death of Evidence in Canada

Diane Orihel: Canadian scientists protest against Harper government's attack on environmental science  July 23, 2012

True Cost of Chevron in Nigeria

Emem Okon on the uprising of women in the Niger Delta and the impact of oil giants on traditional communities  July 4, 2012

Real Rio Action is on the Streets

Patrick Bond: Rio+20 official meetings a bust as green market mechanisms prove a failure  June 24, 2012

Pt2 - CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science

TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the relationship between increased carbon emissions and global warming  June 13, 2012

CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science

TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the  June 13, 2012

"True Cost of Chevron" Protest at Shareholders Meeting

Antonia Juhasz: Chevron CEO fails to disclose significance of massive lawsuits in Brazil, Nigeria and Ecuador to shareholders  July 3, 2012

Is USDA Playing Chicken with Chickens?

Obama Admin. and Congress push USDA to allow poultry industry to “self-inspect”  June 7, 2012

What Would a Green Industrial Strategy Look Like?

Robert Pollin: Shifting spending from the military-industrial complex to a green economy would create more jobs and build a sustainable industrial base  June 7, 2012

Five "Indisputable Points" About Human Caused Climate Change

Jeff Kiehl: There has been a breakdown between scientific information and effective public policy  June 3, 2012

What Happened to Climate Change Debate?

Polls show majority of Americans believe climate change a serious problem, but US Presidential campaigns do not mention it  June 3, 2012

Climate Change: Hasn't Warming Happened Before?

ValĂ©rie Masson-Delmotte: Warming that took place during medieval times and earlier is not the same phenomenon that is happening now  June 3, 2012

BP Coverup, Coverup

Greg Palast: US corporate media ignoring evidence of BP foreknowledge of problems that led to Gulf disaster  May 15, 2012

National Occupation of Washington Begins with Demonstration at the EPA

Protestors March on EPA Headquarters demanding environmental sustainability and the protection of federal agency whistle-blowers  April 2, 2012

The Right Vs. EPA

DC Court of Appeal hold debate on whether EPA has the authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act  March 22, 2012

Why does South African Metal Workers Union Push Green Energy?

Frank Hammer interviews Cedric Gina, president of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa about the need that workers lead the transition to a green economy  February 12, 2012

Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis

New report calls for sweeping agricultural reform  January 18, 2012

Where is Obama's Climate Change Agenda?

James Boyce and Joe Romm discuss the Obama administration climate change policy or lack thereof  January 5, 2012

Climate Change and the Failure of Market Mechanisms

Patrick Bond: Carbon markets failing and Durban Green Climate Fund doomed - up to activists now  December 19, 2011

Where is the Urgency About Climate Change?

Patrick Bond: Global elites not interested in changes effective policy requires  December 29, 2011

Zombie Agreement From COP 17

Pablo Solon (Fmr. Bolivian ambassador to the UN): Millions will suffer as Durban climate change conference fails  December 9, 2011

What Happened to the Urgency About Climate Change?

As countries negotiate a climate change treaty in Durban, South Africa, North American media and politicans appear to have little interest in the problem.  December 2, 2011

Activists Challenge COP17 Climate Talks

Environmentalists chant "Down With Canada" as expectations are low for COP17 climate talks  December 2, 2011

Discord at Durban conference

NTV Kenya reports on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban  November 30, 2011

G20 Ignores Food Security

Jennifer Clapp and Tim Wise: G20 gives up on agenda to control speculation on food  November 2, 2011

Critique of Natural Gas Company Propaganda

Skewer - Ironic News: Natural Gas Company Propaganda is BULL S*!T! The Ironic News Report Calls Them Out!  October 15, 2011

Will US Stay in Iraq To Protect Oil Interest?

Antonia Juhasz: Debate about Iraq exit continues as China gives US oil companies cover  October 7, 2011

Canadian Native Leaders and Activists Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline

180 protestors arrested as protest condemns PM Harper tar sands plans  September 27, 2011

The Climate Justice Imperative

James K. Boyce: Obama "cap and trade" plan undermined support for action on climate change  September 30, 2011

BP wants to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Al Jazeera: This is the first application submitted since the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled nearly 800-thousand cubic metres of oil  September 26, 2011

Hundreds Arrested in Sustained Tar Sands Protests at White House

Protests demand Obama use veto power to halt proposed expansion of Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico  August 30, 2011

UN Declares Famine in Southern Somalia

FSRN: Drought and ongoing conflict have left half of the Somali population in need of urgent assistance  July 22, 2011

Germany Votes 'Nein' to Nuclear

EuroNews: Germany's lower house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly to end the country's nuclear energy programme by 2022  July 1, 2011

DeChristopher Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

TRNN Replay of our earlier interview with Tim DeChristopher  June 21, 2011

Japanese Public Rejects Nuclear Power

EuroNews: Almost three-quarters of Japanese people who voted in a poll would like to see nuclear power phased out of Japan  June 15, 2011

Study on Benefits of a Green Chemical Industry

James Heintz: People think the EPA can regulate dangerous chemicals, but current legislation is not effective  May 23, 2011

Study: Regulating Dangerous Chemicals Does Not Cost Jobs

James Heintz: Under current law, thousands of dangerous industrial chemicals are effectively unregulated  May 18, 2011

Japan Nuclear Plant hit by More Problems

EuroNews: More problems reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant  May 13, 2011

Poor Suffer as Mississippi Levels Rise

Al Jazeera: Flood now affecting those who live in low-lying areas - poor people mainly without insurance  May 12, 2011

Japanese MP: It's Time to Tell the Truth

Kuniko Tanioko: Japan must tell world how it dealt with the nuclear runoff into the ocean  May 7, 2011

Roundtable on Sustainable Development

A sustainable natural environment requires new forms of distribution and ownership  May 21, 2011

What Is Japan's Nuclear Worst Case Scenario?

Bob Alvarez: Many factors could still cause a "worst case" nuclear event in Japan  April 2, 2011

US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet

Bob Alvaraz: US has 71,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel that is not properly protected  March 26, 2011

Political Fallout in Germany

Deutche Welle: Japan's nuclear crisis has entirely changed the political debate in Germany  March 19, 2011

Debate: Is US Nuclear Power Safe?

Is The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry prepared to deal with disaster?  March 19, 2011

Fukushima: The Danger of Going Critical

Channel 4 considers the far greater danger to human health if it transpires that nuclear fuel in storage pools at the stricken Japanese plant has undergone fission  March 17, 2011

Radiation Fears Spark Tokyo Alarm

Al Jazeera: Fears about the possible spread of radiation have caused unease in Tokyo  March 17, 2011

Fukushima Crisis Is 'Serious Blow' To Nuclear Power

Channel 4: The nuclear crisis at Fukushima plant in Japan could lead to a long overdue re-think on nuclear power  March 16, 2011

Meltdown Fears At Fukushima Nuclear Plant In Japan

Channel 4: Dangerous levels of radiation have leaked into the atmosphere after a third reactor exploded  March 16, 2011

Japan Abandons Nuke Plant Over Radiation

AP: A surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility  March 16, 2011

Japan: Second Explosion Rocks Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Channel 4: Many are frightened - but this is not another Chernobyl, as Channel 4 Science Correspondent Tom Clarke explains  March 15, 2011

Spent Nuclear Fuel - The Real Danger?

Harvey Wasserman: In Japan and around the world problem of storing spent nuclear fuel still not solved; Could be another Chernobyl  March 15, 2011

Middle East Events Drive Oil Speculation

Bob Pollin: Oil speculation can be limited if regulations are adopted in the Finance Reform Bill  March 13, 2011

Debate: Will Clean Energy Investment Transform Economy and Create Jobs?

Fred Smith and Bob Pollin debate a proposal for a massive investment in the production of clean energy  March 14, 2011

Study Says EPA Standards Will Create Cleaner Air, More Jobs

James Heintz: New study shows investment to comply with new EPA regulations will create more jobs than are lost  March 9, 2011

Cuts to the EPA Could Stifle Economic Growth

Brent Blackwelder and Bill Drayton discuss the history of the EPA over the past four decades and the EPA's role in the US economy  March 2, 2011

Why Are Republicans Against The Science?

Mark Hertsgaard: We are in a climate crisis because the government spent the last 20 years listening to 'climate cranks'  February 28, 2011

BP Spill Commission Spreads Blame

Oil Spill commission says industry needs regulation but lets BP off hook  January 13, 2011

Probe Blames Firms For Oil Spill

Al Jazeera: Explosion was a result of failures by BP, Halliburton, Transocean and government offices dealing with the well  January 6, 2011

Australian Floods: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions

Inside Story: What is really behind this devastating rain?  January 4, 2011

US Phasing Out Coal Power Plants

Al Jazeera: The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to phase out coal-burning power plants  January 4, 2011

Dirty Tricks in Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit

World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador Pt.2  December 24, 2010

World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador

30,000 natives fight for compensation against Texaco (now Chevron), accused of 3 decades of toxic dumping in Amazon  December 22, 2010

"Modest" Climate Change Deal in Cancun

Ch4: Over objections from Bolivia that said deal does not go far enough, a non-binding agreement is reached  December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks: Canadian Climate Change Coverup

Daphne Wysham: WikiLeaks cables reveals Canadian government covering up tar sands info  December 7, 2010

Mexican Police Stop COP16-Bound Caravan from Hosting Religious Ceremony at Chichen Itza

Mobile Broadcast News reports from a convergence of indigenous environmental activists headed to Cancun to oppose UN climate change conference  December 6, 2010

A Climate Journey - The Andes: Retreat of the Glaciers

The Guardian: John Vidal takes us through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, where the Cayambe mountain glaciers are melting  December 1, 2010

What's Next for Climate Change Policy?

Daphne Wysham: New phase of grassroots activism needed  November 4, 2010

Tests refute Haliburton's BP cement testing

AP: Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP's oil well should have raised doubts  October 29, 2010

Empire - The new arms race

Al Jazeera: The world has entered a new arms race, but what justifies this global military addiction?  October 29, 2010
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