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EPA Sued for Removing Independent Scientists from its Advisory Board

EPA Director Scott Pruitt says that he should be able to choose his own advisors, but Pruitt is giving corporate scientists priority, undermining the public's health. We speak to Barbara Gottlieb of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the leading plaintiff in the case  March 19, 2018

Anti-Pipeline Indigenous 'Mass Mobilization' Has Begun

In what may become the 'Standing Rock of the North', thousands protest Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline expansion, which would carry more toxic tar sands through First Nation territories  March 14, 2018

Save the Birds, Kill the Planet: Interior Attacks Wind Turbines in Push for Fossil Fuels

While pledging the administration's dedication to the fossil fuel industry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the inaccurate but oft-cited claim that turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch discusses the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and states' efforts to pass climate regulations in the absence of federal laws  March 10, 2018

When Does Weather Become Climate Change?

As extreme weather intensifies around the word with record winds, rain storms, and flooding, is it time to build infrastructure to handle the coming storms?  March 8, 2018

Can Maryland Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2035?

A new clean energy bill would give Maryland 17 years to achieve 100% renewable electricity. The goal is well within the state's reach, says Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research  March 7, 2018

Toxic Profit: Meet the Top Super Polluters in the US

DowDuPont tops the list of the biggest air and water polluters in the country, according to PERI's new Toxic 100 index. Researcher Michael Ash breaks down the report  March 8, 2018

New UN Report Examines Challenges to Sustainable Development in a Warming World

Prof. Petra Tschakert, lead author of a new UN report, explains that climate change adaptation can undermine sustainable development  March 5, 2018

Canadian Logger Intensifies Persecution of Greenpeace and Stand.Earth

"They have nothing to go on," says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.Earth, one of the defendants in the case filed by Resolute Forest Products, who had previously filed a case that was dismissed under anti-SLAPP legislation  March 2, 2018

Electric Power Companies Top the List of Greenhouse Gas Emitters

The top three companies on the newest edition of PERI's Greenhouse 100 Index are all electric power generators, and they're responsible for a full five percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, says researcher Michael Ash  March 2, 2018

City Council Moves Forward With Ban on Crude Oil Facilities

The proposal would ban new crude oil terminals in Baltimore and prevent two existing terminals from expanding, which advocates say would stop the city from becoming a crude oil hub and mitigate the risk of an oil train explosion  February 23, 2018

West Virginia Woman Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel Contributions to Lawmakers

A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts politics, Ben Norton reports.  February 14, 2018

Seneca Nation Fights Fracking Wastewater Disposal Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing a proposal to dump 42,000 gallons a day of treated fracking wastewater upstream from Seneca Nation territory  February 7, 2018's Climate State of the Union

In response to Trump's State of the Union, advocates push for a a fossil fuel free future that is "owned by the people, and for the people"  February 7, 2018

Climate Change Costs Insurance Companies Billions, And Price is Rising

Insurance claims due to climate change-related disasters reached a record $135 billion in 2017. That should be a big wake-up call to the insurance industry, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hobley  February 15, 2018

Exxon Tells Investors Not to Worry About Climate Change, But Should They?

Exxon released a climate impact analysis that says global policies to combat climate change pose "little risk" to its investments. But the attitude of investors toward climate risk is rapidly changing as fossil fuels lose their monopoly over energy generation, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hobley  February 6, 2018

Bernie Sander's Speech at Fossil Free kicks off new campaign to stop Trump's Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level  February 1, 2018

Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them

Among the many falsehoods in Trump's first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn't abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.  February 1, 2018

Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy

It's time to "break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few," says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement  January 30, 2018

Bernie Sanders Joins Bill McKibben and Movement Leaders for a "Climate State of the Union" to Resist Trump and Fossil Fuel Executive

Event hosted by kicks off new campaign to stop Trump's Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level  January 31, 2018

Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?

Trump's 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association  January 29, 2018

Trudeau Government Ignores Scandal of Toxic 'Tailings Ponds'

Tailings pond remediation expert Regan Boychuk says industry giants have been given 70 years to clean up contamination that scientists say is currently damaging the environment and causing soaring cancer rates in indigenous communities downstream  January 30, 2018

Largest Marine Spill in History of Natural Gas Condensate

Leading expert on marine oil spills, Professor Richard Steiner, who worked on Exxon Valdez spill, says there has never been a spill of this type before and the environmental response was 'utterly lacking'.  January 27, 2018

Massive Oil Spill in East China Sea Is the Size of Paris

In one of the worst oil shipping disasters in decades, a tanker carrying $60 million of Iranian oil collided with a Chinese cargo ship. We speak with marine biologist David Santillo about the possible effects on marine ecosystems  January 19, 2018

2017 Hottest Year On Record Without El Nino Push

NASA and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report the global warming trend is continuing. We discuss the findings with the Weather Underground's Bob Henson.  January 18, 2018

Congressional Candidates Pledge to Move Off Fossil Fuels

More than 100 House and Senate candidates around the country are pledging to support the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act if they are elected, says Mark Schlosberg of Food & Water Action  January 17, 2018

Maryland Bill Calls For 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

Delegate Shane Robinson, the lead sponsor of the bill, says it would set an important example nationally and internationally  January 14, 2018

Global Warming Will Increase Risks of Desertification

A new study shows that a global temperature increase of more than 1.5 degrees celsius will mean that dry air will increase significantly, which can intensify desertification and crop failures. We speak with Prof. Manoj Joshi, one of the study's authors  January 14, 2018

NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World's Biggest Polluters

Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what's next on the divestment agenda  January 12, 2018

Wacky Weather: Bitter Cold Winter Link to 'Arctic Warming'

Scientists say soaring record North Pole and Arctic temperatures which have “never been this extreme”, are disrupting polar jet stream, plunging Europe into a bitter winter. This is replay of interview with atmospheric scientist Dr. Jennifer Francis, on the warming Arctic's effect on polar jet stream and extreme cold across U.S. The same principles apply  January 11, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Opening 90% Of US Waters To Offshore Drilling

The proposal has already received a lot of pushback from both sides of the aisle. Mitch Jones of Food & Water Watch says there's still time to harness that widespread opposition and stop the expansion of extreme energy extraction before the policy change can take effect  January 6, 2018

Oregon Court: Banning Fossil Fuel Facilities is Constitutional

An Oregon appeals court ruled that restricting fossil fuel infrastructure is constitutional, overruling a lower appeals court decision. It's an important victory in the fight against climate change, and for local self-determination, says Nicholas Caleb of the Center for Sustainable Economy  January 5, 2018

Trump Suppressing Biggest National Security Threat

While the Trump administration censors the term 'climate change' for government institutions, the Pentagon highlights the urgency of the crisis  December 25, 2017

California Wildfire Becomes Largest Ever Recorded

As 2017 marks a new benchmark for climate change-related U.S. disasters, FEMA's director tells Americans they will "have to take care of themselves" when disasters strike  December 23, 2017

India's Capital of Delhi Has the World's Worst Air Pollution - Why?

Fossil fuels, especially coal, are the main culprit, but despite the public health emergency, the government isn't acting on the issue, says PERI research fellow Shouvik Chakraborty  December 26, 2017

World Bank and World's Third Largest Insurer Divest from Most Oil and Gas

"The fact that they are making this commitment, to not be financing upstream oil and gas after 2019 is a pretty strong vote of non-confidence in the future of the oil and gas industry," says Alex Speers-Roesch of Greenpeace Canada  December 15, 2017

Poor People's Campaign Revival: A Season of Organizing

As the 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign approaches, organizers want to take up King's mantle to "unite the bottom of this country, to bring about real change, to shift the narrative that is demonizing people for the problems they're facing and to build power from the bottom up," says campaign co-chair Dr. Liz Theoharis  December 17, 2017

Cities vs. Climate Change: Can Infrastructures Handle Extreme Weather?

Many cities are not resilient to disasters, and with human-caused climate change creating more extreme weather, those infrastructures will be threatened even more, says Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness  December 13, 2017

Coal, Lies and Renewable Energy, Australian Style

Is the new Tesla mega-battery for South Australia the game changer it's made out to be? Tim Hollo, Executive Directer of The Green Institute, joins us from Canberra, Australia to separate fact from fiction in what he calls the 'post-truth world'  December 9, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Southern California

TRNN's Climate Crisis Bureau speaks to leading experts to examine how climate change has contributed to the worst wildfire season ever recorded in California  December 7, 2017

EPA's Pruitt Pushed Through Directive Favoring Polluters, Lawsuit Says

Center for Biological Diversity sues the Environmental Protection Agency over the refusal to release documents regarding a new directive limiting the agency's ability to settle lawsuits  December 3, 2017

A Green New Deal for Washington State

Trump may be leading the US backwards on developing a Green Economy but a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass, says Washington State can pave the way to a New Green Deal. Prof. Robert Pollin and AFL-CIO Labor leader in Washington State discusses the study and the possibilities. Link to report  December 5, 2017

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal's Agenda

The Founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark Magana, discusses why he testified at the EPA's Clean Power Plan repeal hearing and how Latino children are 40% more likely to die from asthma in the U.S.  December 2, 2017

Coal Mining Families Say 'No' to Repealing Clean Power Plan

The EPA held its only public hearing on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia--but even in coal country, there was a lot of support for keeping the Obama-era regulation, says Liz Perera, Director of Climate Policy for the Sierra Club  November 30, 2017

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline a Done Deal?

Anti-Keystone XL activists "have come to call this project the 'Zombie Pipeline'; it just keeps coming back from the dead," says Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network. But pipeline opponents still have reason for cautious optimism  November 26, 2017

Activists Crash Press Conference to Challenge Trudeau on Climate Policy

Former Trudeau supporters Hayley Zacks and Jake Hubley were arrested after confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his support of the Alberta tar sands and approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, despite posturing as a 'climate crusader'  November 22, 2017

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill

The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline  November 20, 2017

TRNN Replay: The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments

An estimated 210,000 gallons have spilled from the Keystone Pipeline today. For more context we replay our interview with Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn, where they discussed the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline was being planned under the radar  November 16, 2017

Report: Investing in Clean Energy Would Boost NY's Economy

A 40% reduction in New York's carbon emissions by 2030 is "extremely ambitious, but it is achievable," says PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin  November 19, 2017

Is Canada a 'Rogue Nation' on Climate Change?

Canada can't fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany  November 15, 2017

Is Carbon Trading Just a License to Pollute?

Market-based pollution credit schemes undermine environmental laws and disproportionately affect lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, says Food & Water Watch's Scott Edwards  November 15, 2017

Dangerous Climate Change is Here and Worse to Come, Major Report Warns

Contributing author to the report for the US Congress, Columbia University climate scientist, Dr. Radley Horton says more extreme weather events will be more common if U.S. doesn't curb use of fossil fuel  November 28, 2017

Activists Disrupt White House's Pro-Coal Panel at Bonn Climate Summit

Investigative journalist Steve Horn breaks down the special interests behind the Trump administration's pro-fossil fuel presentation at COP23  November 14, 2017

US People's Delegation Defies Trump at Bonn Climate Summit

Thanu Yakupitiyage of and Katia R. Aviles-Vazquez of It Takes Roots report from Bonn, Germany on the People's Climate Summit, and how grassroots groups are confronting the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement  November 13, 2017

Is Waiting for Coal Jobs a Mistake?

President Trump has repeatedly promised to bring back coal jobs, and as a result, some miners are holding off on retraining programs. But is there a future for coal? We speak to economist Bob Pollin of PERI  November 12, 2017

Burn Pits and Betrayal: How the U.S. Poisoned its Veterans

As the U.S. marks Veterans Day, the documentary 'Delay, Deny, Hope You Die' explores how the Pentagon and its contractors have neglected soldiers poisoned by toxins on military bases overseas  November 10, 17

Who Funds the World's Dirtiest Energy Projects?

International big banks are ramping up Alberta oil sands projects even though scientists warn it could spell "game over" for human civilization, says Rainforest Action Network's Alison Kirsch  November 3, 2017

Climate Emergency: Greenhouse Gas Levels Surge to Historic Levels

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization shows that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at an unprecedented speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years  November 1, 2017

Indigenous Activists Fight the 'Standing Rock of the North'

The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would run through 518 kilometers of Secwepemc territory. Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society discusses Indigenous activists' struggle to stop the expansion  November 2, 2017

5 Years Later, Have We Learned from Superstorm Sandy?

For many, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call on the dangers of human-driven climate change and the disparate impact of its effects. On Sandy's fifth anniversary, we discuss whether the lessons have been learned  October 28, 2017

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year

Pollution causes far more deaths than tobacco, infectious disease or war, and causes 4.6 trillion dollars of economic damage per year, according to a major new study published in the British medical journal The Lancet  October 26, 2017

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump's pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal  October 30, 2017

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers  October 29, 2017

TRNN Replay: Senate Okays the Destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Senate, Congressional and Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more climate change disasters  October 20, 2017

Puerto Rico Needs Water, But Trump Claims Success

Over 30% of Puerto Ricans still do not have access to clean water one month after Hurricane Maria, but today President Trump gave the federal response a perfect score  October 20, 2017

California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens

A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys' fees. 'It could not have gone any better,' says Todd Paglia, executive director of and a defendant in the case  October 18, 2017

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 2/2)

Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling talk about how climate action, public awareness, and adaptation planning could lessen the impact of California forest fires  October 18, 2017

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall  October 19, 2017

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 1/2)

Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives  October 17, 2017

Climate Change and Fire Suppression Fuel Deadliest Blazes in California History

Professor Matthew Hurteau says 100 years of fire suppression and human-caused climate change are fueling California's historic wildfires  October 14, 2017

In Historic Step, Banking Giant Cuts Ties With Tar Sands

Greenpeace's Keith Stewart discusses the huge step by BNP Paribas to move away from tar sands and divest from 'the dirtiest project on the planet'  October 12, 2017

Clean Energy is a 'Powerful Engine of Job Opportunity'

Contrary to what EPA chief Scott Pruitt says, investing in clean energy 'is an enormous source of job creation relative to maintaining our fossil fuel economy,' says economist Bob Pollin  October 13, 2017

'Unprecedented' California Wildfires: 21 Dead, More than 500 Missing

Despite studies linking increasing wildfires to climate change, the Trump administration scrapped an important Obama-era climate regulation this week--just as deadly wildfires spread across Northern California  October 11, 2017

Better Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Money

Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness questions why we spend so much money on relief when there are much greater cost savings in disaster mitigation  October 13, 2017

Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Back Coal

EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared 'the war on coal is over,' but the loss of coal jobs had nothing to do with the Clean Power Plan, and repealing it is simply a 'shameful giveaway to profit-driven polluters,' says Food & Water Watch's Wenonah Hauter  October 10, 2017

Trump's EPA to Roll Back Obama's Clean Power Plan

EPA head Scott Pruitt's decision has been called a handout to profit-driven polluters that sacrifices the future of the planet  October 9, 2017

Trump Moves to Repeal Climate Rules Despite Extreme Weather

The Trump administration is set to rescind the regulations, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power stations, despite a scientific consensus linking recent devastating storms to climate change  October 7, 2017

People Power Defeats an Oil Pipeline in Canada

Indigenous and environmental groups are celebrating TransCanada's cancellation of the Energy East tar sands pipeline, and setting their sights on the next fight  October 5, 2017

U.S. Dirty Energy Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

Fossil fuel subsidies are costing U.S. taxpayers $20 billion each year says Janet Redman, U.S. Policy Director of Oil Change International and principal author of a new report entitled "Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial"  October 5, 2017

New Study Says Extreme Climate Change Preventable

Oxford University climate scientist Richard Millar says right-wing climate deniers have misrepresented his research, and that the 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility  October 4, 2017

Trump Pushes Coal and Wants the Public to Pay For It

Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's new proposal would change US energy landscape for the worse  October 3, 2017

Trump Refuses to Address Gun Control After Worst Mass Shooting in US History

Few details have emerged about the shooter, identified as local resident Stephen Paddock  October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico's Recovery is a Battle Against Austerity

As the Trump administration touts its relief effort in Puerto Rico as a 'good news story' and threatens more austerity, writer Ed Morales argues the island's devastation is a wake-up call against neoliberal excess  September 30, 2017

Will Harvey Disaster Relief Go to Climate Polluters?

Many are concerned that most of the aid will go toward Texas businesses--including the fossil fuel industry, which contributed to the climate-change related catastrophe in the first place. TRNN speaks with Reggie James, director of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter  September 30, 2017

Flint's Lead Water Caused a 'Horrifying' 58% Increase in Miscarriages

A new study on the Flint water crisis, co-authored by Dr. David Slusky, finds that fertility rates decreased by 12% and fetal death rates increased by 58% compared to other cities in Michigan  September 28, 2017

Workers Must be in the Driver's Seat to Combat Climate Crisis

The labor movement needs to provide a clear analysis of who is responsible for climate change, so that the powerful don't take advantage of crises to blame "the other," explains Sarita Gupta, the executive director of Jobs With Justice  October 1, 2017

Is Climate Change the Real Job Killer?

If trade unionists truly want to protect jobs, they must address the effects of climate change on labor, says Joe Uehlein, president of the Labor Network for Sustainability  September 27, 2017

Germany's Angela Merkel: The World's Eco-Villain?

As Germany gets ready for parliamentary elections this Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's reputation as an environmentalist is being called in question by activist and author George Monbiot  September 22, 2017

After Maria 'Obliterates' Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy

Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more disasters  September 22, 2017

New Clean Energy & Jobs Campaigns Launches With Less Ambitious Goal

Some advocates question why a new green jobs proposal is only demanding 50% renewable energy by 2030  September 20, 2017

Real Media: UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data

A report commissioned by 'Talk Fracking' analyzes the latest peer-reviewed fracking science and questions a 4-year-old report that UK conservatives rely on to push through their fracking agenda  September 23, 2017

Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP's War on Climate Science

Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey explains that the Koch brothers have used their enormous wealth to force Republicans to toe the line on climate change denial  September 19, 2017

How Florida's Native Americans Predicted and Survived Hurricanes

Betty Osceola, a member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan, shared several stories about her family's own experiences dealing with hurricanes and tornadoes in South Florida  September 13, 2017

Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis?

The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson  September 11, 2017

Puerto Rico Drowning in Debt: Irma Deepens the Crisis

Mark Weisbrot says debt cancellation and restructuring will be the only answer to rebuild Puerto Rico  September 8, 2017

Humanity's 'Carbon Budget' is Smaller Than Generally Believed

Professor Michael Mann discusses a new study showing that the IPCC has underestimated global warming in the industrial era  September 7, 2017

Are Irma-like Super Storms the 'New Normal'?

Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann explains that a business-as-usual scenario will lead to increasingly devastating storms  September 7, 2017

Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador: Benefitted from Dumping Oil Beyond Saving Money

A study of the Texaco-Chevron oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study's author  September 5, 2017

Media Downplays Millions Affected by Climate Change-Linked Floods in Asia

Over 1200 people have been killed in rains that have inundated a third of Bangladesh along with portion of India, Nepal and Pakistan  September 1, 2017

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities

As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come  August 31, 2017

What Happened to Veterans for Standing Rock?

The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline- the valuation of elite property over the lives of oppressed classes - is ongoing, says Marine Corp veteran Michael Wood  September 4, 2017

Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis

As storms hit the U.S. and South Asia, investigative journalist Christian Parenti says we have the laws and technology to protect humanity from climate disaster, but we need to rip away the veil of the 'free market'  August 30, 2017

Texas Organizer: Harvey Disproportionately Affects Low-Income People of Color

While 'some of the city may return to normal, an entire different section just won't have that capacity,' says organizer Yvette Arellano  August 30, 2017

Mainstream Media Misrepresents Hurricane Harvey's Climate Change Connection

It's 'extremely annoying when all of these extreme events occur, whether it's a wildfire or an extreme hurricane like this, and there's no mention of the fact that climate change has actually exacerbated the situation,' says Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research  August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change

Millions face flooding as the nation's 4th largest city faces another week of rain  August 28, 2017

DAPL Company Levels RICO Charges Against Greenpeace

Are RICO charges part of a new corporate playbook to suppress opposition from environmentalists? TRNN speaks to Greenpeace USA General Counsel Thomas Wetterer  September 5, 2017

Progressive California Mayor Who Took On Big Oil Takes Movement Statewide

Two-term former Mayor of Richmond, California, who co-founded the Richmond Progressive Alliance, seeks to spread her success taking on big oil and fighting for progressive policies throughout the State of California.  August 27, 2017

Sandy-Level Hurricanes May Occur Every Five Years Due to Climate Change

Leading climatologist Benjamin Horton talks about recent reports from NASA and NOAA showing increasingly higher global temperatures, and explains why the dangerous human-caused trend could spell disaster  August 27, 2017

Exxon Mobil Knew But Hid the Links Between Oil and Catastrophic Climate Change

Leading expert on the climate denier playbook, Naomi Oreskes, discusses her groundbreaking new study and larger story of disinformation and doubt about climate change that has been promoted in U.S. for almost three decades  August 28, 2017

Maryland Legislators Push Bill for 100% Renewables by 2035

TRNN speaks to lawmakers and activists about the new proposal, and the opposition it is likely to face  August 25, 2017

Litigation Stops 'Potentially Devastating' Fracking Gas Pipeline in New York State

Moneen Nasmith, attorney for Earthjustice, talks about the importance of stopping the Constitution Pipeline, which would have transported fracking gas from Pennsylvania and affected 251 waterways, along with many other environmental impacts  August 23, 2017

Is Scott Pruitt's EPA Violating Federal Ethics Laws?

Nick Surgey, Senior Fellow with the Center for Media and Democracy discusses California's lawsuit against the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act and Scott Pruitt's conflict of interest in his ties to the corporate elite's climate denial group, ALEC  August 20, 2017

Taxpayers Pay Cost for Coal Companies to Pollute

Dalal Aboulhosn, the Sierra Club's Deputy Legislative Director for Land and Water, says EPA Director Scott Pruitt is ignoring true costs and benefits in his support for coal companies' "bottom line"  August 22, 2017

NOAA Defies Trump Administration's Climate Science Denial

Leading climate change expert, Dr. Joe Romm, discusses U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's State of the Climate report which confirms new records on global warming, greenhouse gas, and sea level rise  August 15, 2017

Endangered Species Act Under Attack As Extinction Crisis Hits U.S.

William Snape III of the Center for Biological Diversity says "special interests" are pushing Republicans to roll back regulations that have been successful at protecting wildlife and natural habitat  August 13, 2017

Federal Court Nixes Environmental Law Trump Actually Supports

William Snape III, of The Center for Biological Diversity, discusses US Court of Appeals overturning of EPA ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which are thousands of times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide  August 11, 2017

U.S. Pipelines Spill 9,000 Gallons of Dangerous Chemicals a Day

Leading anti-pipeline campaigner Diana Best discusses hearings in Nebraska that may mark Keystone XL's last stand and a new Greenpeace warning that four proposed Tar Sands oil pipelines threaten water resources  August 10, 2017

Native American Tribes Continue Fight to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

EarthJustice Attorney Jan Hasselman, an attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux, discusses a brief filed this week to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline's operation  August 9, 2017

Scientists Leak Government Climate Report, Avoiding Trump's Censorship

A leaked US government report directly undermines President Trump's climate change denial just as the Department of Agriculture has started to censor the language of climate science  August 9, 2017

EPA Calls Off Delay of Obama-Era Smog Regulations

Earthjustice attorney Seth Johnson, who worked on litigation against the EPA, says that this retreat is a victory for public health - but that there is still work to be done  August 4, 2017

Portland Pledges To Defend Ban on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

City Council votes to appeal overturn of their historic ban of all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Nick Caleb, Staff Attorney at the Center for Sustainable Economy says local governments should be able to protect residents from dangers of fossil fuels  August 4, 2017

Coal Power Plants are the Largest Source of Toxic Water Contamination

Director of Beyond Coal Campaign at Sierra Club, Mary Anne Hitt, discusses Trump administration's assault on environmental regulations that protect drinking water and health from coal plant wastewater dumping and how activists organize against them  August 5, 2017

How Much Will Methane From Thawing Permafrost Speed Up Global Warming?

Methane "seeps" on the tundra may be more problematic than previously thought, according to a new report co-authored by Torsten Sachs, a researcher at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Germany  August 6, 2017

Is Extreme Heat the New Normal?

The Real News team spoke with first responders and science and medial experts in Arizona, where high temperatures have grounded planes and significantly increased health emergencies  July 26, 2017

First Six Months of 2017 Marked By Wildfires and 'Extremely Remarkable' Warmth

Leading climate scientist Michael Mann sees a clear link between climate change and the devastating wildfires of 2017  July 23, 2017

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Loophole for Big Polluters in Texas

Environmental groups filed five lawsuits against the EPA after state records showed the oil and gas industry illegally emitted 500 million pounds of pollutants but were only fined 3% of the 25,000 pollution incidents  July 29, 2017

Biological Annihilation: Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Under Way

Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction event, posing a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization," says a new study co-authored by Professor Gerardo Ceballos at the University of Mexico  August 1, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat

About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon  July 21, 2017

Big Oil Overturns Portland's Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban

Portland's first-of-its-kind zoning ordinance, which banned new fossil fuel projects within city limits and prevented existing facilities from expanding, was overturned under pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association  July 21, 2017

Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'

Leading climate scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting  July 23, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk

With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp  July 20, 2017

Lancashire Community 'Put Their Bodies On the Line' to Protest UK Fracking Site

Anti-fracking activists have joined the local community in Lancashire for a 'rolling resistance' month of direct action protests, after the UK government overruled the local government's ban on fracking  July 15, 2017

Massive Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica: How Worried Should We Be?

The iceberg, which is about the size of Delaware, is an important reminder that ice on Earth is changing--and not just in Antarctica, says Dr. Twila Moon, a glacial expert with the National Snow and Ice Data Center  July 13, 2017

World's Largest Tuna Company Commits to Major Fishing Reforms

Greenpeace USA's Ocean Director John Hocevar discusses the success of an intense two-year campaign to reform Thai Union's fishing practices, and what the big victory means for oceans on the brink of collapse  July 11, 2017

Jerry Brown: Climate Champion or Big Oil Ally?

California Gov. Jerry Brown poses as an anti-Trump climate-change savior, but his policies support Big Oil's agenda, says Adam Scow, California director at Food & Water Watch  July 12, 2017

Has the Environmental Movement Failed? A Conversation with Dr. David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection  July 10, 2017

David Suzuki: Independent Media Like The Real News are Vital in the Battle Against Climate Change

Stay tuned for the full interview with renowned environmental activist David Suzuki, coming Monday  July 7, 2017

How G20 Governments are Financing Climate Disaster

The G20 nations provide four times more public financing to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a new report from Oil Change International's Alex Doukas  July 7, 2017

Court Orders Trump's EPA to Enforce Obama-Era Methane Rules

The NRDC's David Doniger says the court ruling is a setback for EPA head Scott Pruitt's efforts to deregulate the fossil fuel industry  July 6, 2017

Coastal Cities Unprepared for Major Floods As Sea Levels Rise

The Trump Administration is making it even harder for coastal cities to defend themselves against increased flooding brought about by climate change, says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University  June 20, 2017

The Need for a Sense of Urgency About War and the Climate Crisis: Katie Halper Interviews Paul Jay

The host of the Katie Halper Show and Paul Jay discuss Trump's plans for confrontation with Iran and the existential threat of the climate crisis  June 19, 2017

Pruitt Reorients the Purpose of the EPA

Scott Pruitt, Trump's director of the Environmental Protection Agency, presents massive budget cuts to the agency, which will reorient the EPA's purpose, explains Janet Redman of Oil Change International  June 19, 2017

Sea Level Rise due to Global Warming Threatens Vancouver

Deborah Carlson of WCEL explains the consequences of sea level rise for Vancouver and what local actions are being taken to counter the threat  June 12, 2017

Trump's Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong

Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost "a vast fortune" and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog  June 13, 2017

National Day of Action Against Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal

Sierra Club's Michael Brune and's Thanu Yakupitiyage discuss how states, cities and the private sector are stepping up in response to the President's regressive environmental policies  June 9, 2017

Trump's Proposed Sale of Petroleum Reserves Will Benefit Oil Companies

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says that oil companies are pushing for a sell-off or privatization of the strategic petroleum reserves, from which they would benefit  June 11, 2017

Trump's Energy Policies Attack Vulnerable Communities

Our expert panel discusses the fallout from the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and examines how deregulation limits opportunities for job growth  June 7, 2017

Estimates of Sea Level Rise by 2100 Have Tripled in the Past Few Years

Environmental activist Peter Sinclair examines the growing threat of sea level rise  June 26, 2017

Arctic Climate Warming Twice as Fast As Anywhere Else

Prof. Subhankar Banerjee, Editor of "Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point," talks about the effect President Trump's climate policies will have on the Arctic and on the rest of the planet  June 4, 2017

200,000 Rally For Climate Justice in DC

On Trumps hundredth day, marchers across the country demand an end to fossil fuel regime  May 7, 2017

Canadian Logging Giant Attempts to Silence Critics Using Anti-Mafia Law

Todd Paglia, Executive Director of Stand.Earth, discusses a $300 million lawsuit brought against his environmental organization and Greenpeace by Resolute Forest Products under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act  May 29, 2017

Exxon Climate Change Cover Up: What Did Exxon and CEO Rex Tillerson Know and What Did They Do About It?

Rex Tillerson now acknowledges climate change science, but as CEO of Exxon Mobile did he do anything about it? The New York State Attorney General wants to know says Investigative journalist David Hasemeyer  May 26, 2017

So Goes Nature So Goes Us

Leading conservationist, Jamie Rappaport Clark speaks about the dangerous levels of species extinction and deforestation  May 22, 2017

CO2 Emissions Decline in India and China

Climate scientist Bill Hare says that China's and India's moves towards renewable energy could counter the negative effects of the Trump administration's climate policies  May 18, 2017

Britain's Plans to Fight Air Pollution is "Weak and Incoherent"

James Thornton of Client Earth explains that Britain has one of the worst records in air pollution in Europe and the government's plan of "malign neglect" will do nothing to reverse this  May 15, 2017

Trump Continues to Waffle on whether US will Adhere to Paris Climate Agreement

Trump pledged on the campaign trail to pull out of the Paris Accords, but now that announcement will be delayed until after the G-7 summit. Janet Redman of Oil Change International says US participation is crucial  May 15, 2017

Tillerson Agrees Climate Change Is Hurting The Arctic, Contradicting Trump Admin Policies

The Secretary of State stopped short of linking climate change to human activity, when he signed the Fairbanks Document this week in Alaska. But Janet Redmond of Oil Change International says the Trump Administration is still denying the urgency of the warming planet  May 13, 2017

New Campaign Urges People "Off Fossil Fuels" In Their Own Communities

With federal environmental protections and regulations under attack by the Trump Administration, Food and Water Watch is launching a new effort to take the fight protecting the environment to states and towns  May 12, 2017

Bill McKibben: Inevitable Renewable Energy Will Win

Founder of discusses how we need to fight Trump and build on what we want at the same time  May 12, 2017

Climate Change Particularly Affects Communities of Color

Judith Howell of the SEIU talks about how communities of color are particularly affected by climate change  May 6, 2017

Climate Change Affects Fisheries

Bren Smith of Greenwave talks about how fisheries are dwindling because of overfishing and climate change - we can reverse this while also creating jobs  May 5, 2017

Carbon Pollution and Water - An Intimate Connection

Chris Wilke explains how carbon pollution and other forms of water pollution affect our lives  May 5, 2017

Donald Trump & Theresa May Spell Climate Disaster say UK Protesters

UK protesters demand a million climate jobs, a halt to fracking and divestment from fossil fuels  May 3, 2017

Climate March: Carbon Concentration is Far Above Tolerable Levels

Coal mining represents a move backwards, both in terms of its impact on the climate and on the miners  May 1, 2017

Climate March: Dismantling of National Monuments Threatens Native American Tribes

Faith Spotted Eagle explains how the Missouri River is at risk with the Trump administration's dismantling of the National Monuments policy  May 1, 2017

Bill McKibben: People's Climate March

At the People's Climate March,'s Bill McKibben explains his critique of Justin Trudeau  April 29, 2017

Watch Our D.C. People's Climate March Coverage

Check here for updates as we continue to post more videos for the PCM  April 29, 2017

Jean-Michel Cousteau: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Jean-Michel Cousteau at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Nicole Hernandez Hammer: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Nicole Hernandez Hammer at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Mustafa Santiago Ali: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Mustafa Santiago Ali at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Jamie Henn: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Jamie Henn at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Aaron Mair: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Aaron Mair at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Reverend Calls Trump Administration 'Sinful'

At the People's Climate March, Rev. Fletcher Harper of Green Faith explains how his interfaith environmental group is mobilizing to protect the Earth  April 29, 2017

Jackie Savitz: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Rev Jackie Savitz at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Sierra Club to Take Trump Administration to Court

At the People's Climate March, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune tells TRNN they are fighting every attempt to roll back environmental regulations  April 29, 2017

Vien Truong: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Vien Truong at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Trip Van Noppen: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Trip Van Noppen at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Michael Leon Guerrero: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Michael Leon-Guerrero at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Nolan Gould: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Nolan Gould at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Sofia Black-D'Elia: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Sofia Black-D'Elia at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Dr. Ira Helfand: Risk of Nuclear War Increases With Climate Change

TRNN interviews Dr. Ira Helfand at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Alex Doukas: People's Climate March

TRNN interviews Alex Doukas at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

U.S. Senators Vow Against Climate Change

Kim Brown interviews interviews Sen. Edward J. Markey and Sen. Jeff Merkley at the People's Climate March  April 29, 2017

Polluted Water Is Making Native Americans Sick

Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations' Spiritual leader, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, to President: "Honor the Treaties"  April 29, 2017

Trump Worst Admin for Indigenous Peoples Since 1880s

Joye Braun one of original #NoDAPL protesters says Tribal Peoples are rising up globally  April 29, 2017

Rapid Renewable Transition Possible and Necessary

Ashik Siddique of The Climate Mobilization, at People's Climate March, says some states are already keeping fossil fuels in the ground  April 29, 2017

Clean Energy Revolution Can Succeed Despite Trump

Rianna Eckel of Food & Water Watch Maryland says everyone can organize in their communities for 100% renewable energy  April 29, 2017

This Is the Crisis of Our Century

Massachusetts protesters on why people have to push Trump Admin on climate change action  April 29, 2017

How to Put People Back to Work with a Green Transition

Chris Woolery of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth discusses empowering workers and communities with renewable energy  April 29, 2017

Avi Lewis: People's Climate March

In an exclusive interview at the People's Climate March, Canadian activist and author Avi Lewis and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the Leap Manifesto's demand for a just transition to a green economy and the movement in Canada, the US and beyond  April 29, 2017

Dallas Goldtooth: People's Climate March

At the People's Climate March, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth explains the importance of the current surge in indigenous environmental activism under Trump's tyrannical administration  April 29, 2017

Maura Healey: People's Climate March

At the People's Climate March, Massachusetts Attorney General Healey demands accountability for #whatExxonknew about their products' disastrous affects on climate change  April 29, 2017

Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization (pt. 2)

Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard  April 29, 2017

Climate Change is a Public Health Threat

Leading public health doctor, Georges C. Benjamin says Climate Change is making Americans sick  April 29, 2017

Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization

Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard  April 28, 2017

Just How Environmental Are Canada's Environmental Policies?

Tzeporah Berman, the Executive Director of PowerUp Canada, explains that the Trudeau's government's environmental policies are an important improvement over the previous government, but it is far from enough  April 29, 2017

Environmental InJustice: The Poisoning of East Chicago (Extended Version)

Lead in the water. Arsenic in the soil. East Chicago residents sound off on representatives from EPA and HUD, about how their community resources were contaminated for decades by industry.  April 28, 2017

Environmental InJustice: The Poisoning of East Chicago

Lead in the water. Arsenic in the soil. East Chicago residents sound off on representatives from EPA and HUD, about how their community resources were contaminated for decades by industry. For the extended version of this story, click here  April 28, 2017

Former Astronaut: Can't Hide Climate Data

Leland Melvin says we must use science to ensure our children's future  April 27, 2017

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?

Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point  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
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