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Global Warming's Impact on Ocean Currents to Amplify Sea Level Rise
A new study shows that the Atlantic's currents have weakened due to global warming and are closer to catastrophic collapse than any time in the last 1,600 years, which could cause rapid sea level rise on the East Coast of North America. One of the study's lead authors explains
DATE: 2018-04-19 | LENGTH: 10:16

Amid Scandals, Pruitt Puts the Brakes on Auto Regulation
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's spending habits and association with energy lobbyists are under scrutiny, but the bigger scandal is the rollback of more than 20 environmental protections, including Obama-era clean-car regulations. We speak to retired autoworker Frank Hammer, UC Berkeley's Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind, and Greenpeace USA's Natalie Nava
DATE: 2018-04-11 | LENGTH: 18:49

Trudeau Panics After Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline Suspended
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convenes an emergency cabinet meeting to save Trans Mountain while Alberta Premier Rachel Notley warns of a "constitutional crisis." Dimitri Lascaris reports
DATE: 2018-04-11 | LENGTH: 05:44

Major Banks Ramp Up Fossil Fuel Financing Despite Climate Crisis
A recent report, "Banking on Climate Change 2018," finds major banks increased fossil fuel financing to $115 Billion in 2017--up 11% from the year before--even though it was the costliest year on record for climate-related disasters. We speak to lead author Alison Kirsch of the Rainforest Action Network
DATE: 2018-04-10 | LENGTH: 10:44

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Pentagon Plans for Climate Change Despite White House
A recent report from the World Bank says that climate change could displace as many as 143 million people by 2050, generating geopolitical instability and posing new threats to national security. Can the Pentagon properly manage the threats with a climate denialist in the White House? We speak to Col. Larry Wilkerson
DATE: 2018-04-09 | LENGTH: 12:16

Confidential Shell Oil Report Prompts Lawsuit: They Knew About Climate Change Decades Ago
What Royal Dutch Shell knew about fossil fuel driving climate change and when they knew it is confirmed in a confidential report published by a Dutch source, prompting a legal case against the oil giant by environmental group Friends of the Earth
DATE: 2018-04-06 | LENGTH: 09:31

Louisiana Bill To Hypercriminalize Pipeline Protests Is "Backfiring"
In part two, civil rights lawyer Bill Quigley says the bill is meant to intimidate protesters, but "it's not going to stop the people who are really dedicated."
DATE: 2018-04-06 | LENGTH: 09:51

Louisiana Bill Aims To Hypercriminalize Pipeline Protests (1/2)
Civil rights lawyer Bill Quigley says that the legislation is driven by private oil companies who want to clamp down on environmental activists' First Amendment rights and preserve profits derived at the expense of communities of color
DATE: 2018-04-06 | LENGTH: 11:18

Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill
In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year but Sierra Club's Jodi Perras says that's 'a drop in the bucket' for the company which made a profit of $330 million last year.
DATE: 2018-03-31 | LENGTH: 06:09

Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial
Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland's legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In a surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but says the company is not liable
DATE: 2018-03-30 | LENGTH: 05:12

Mayor Pugh Signs Landmark Ban on Crude Oil Terminals in Baltimore
Baltimore is the first east coast city to pass a ban of this kind. Advocates say it will protect the city from dangerous crude oil train explosions and help to fight climate change
DATE: 2018-03-29

Former Kinder Morgan Engineer Speaks Out Against Trans Mountain Pipeline
Romilly Cavanaugh, an environmental engineer who worked for Kinder Morgan, was arrested for participating in non-violent protests in Burnaby, British Columbia. She explains why she opposes the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline
DATE: 2018-03-27 | LENGTH: 09:32

Protester Arrested At State House: Gov. Hogan Would Not Drink Water Contaminated by Fracking
Officials have issued a permit for a natural gas pipeline to be routed through Maryland, but opponents say so-called protective measures not enough
DATE: 2018-03-20

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
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 09:54

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
DATE: 2018-03-14 | LENGTH: 04:21

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
DATE: 2018-03-10 | LENGTH: 13:10

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
DATE: 2018-03-08 | LENGTH: 13:40

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?
DATE: 2018-03-08 | LENGTH: 03:59

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
DATE: 2018-03-07 | LENGTH: 16:05

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
DATE: 2018-03-05 | LENGTH: 14:15

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
DATE: 2018-03-02 | LENGTH: 08:39

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
DATE: 2018-03-02 | LENGTH: 06:47

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
DATE: 2018-02-23 | LENGTH: 05:20

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
DATE: 2018-02-15 | LENGTH: 06:51

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.
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 03:26'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"
DATE: 2018-02-07 | LENGTH: 05:26

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
DATE: 2018-02-07

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
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 11:01

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.
DATE: 2018-02-01 | LENGTH: 17:56

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
DATE: 2018-02-01

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
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 51:34

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
DATE: 2018-01-30 | LENGTH: 13:35

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
DATE: 2018-01-30 | LENGTH: 06:25

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
DATE: 2018-01-29 | LENGTH: 07:09

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'.
DATE: 2018-01-27 | LENGTH: 10:17

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
DATE: 2018-01-19 | LENGTH: 11:58

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.
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 13:42

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
DATE: 2018-01-17 | LENGTH: 10:03

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
DATE: 2018-01-14 | LENGTH: 08:14

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
DATE: 2018-01-14 | LENGTH: 06:17

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
DATE: 2018-01-12 | LENGTH: 09:29

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
DATE: 2018-01-11 | LENGTH: 14:00

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
DATE: 2018-01-06 | LENGTH: 07:21

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
DATE: 2018-01-05 | LENGTH: 07:55

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
DATE: 2017-12-26 | LENGTH: 11:03

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
DATE: 2017-12-25 | LENGTH: 07:32

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
DATE: 2017-12-23 | LENGTH: 07:11

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
DATE: 2017-12-17 | LENGTH: 19:30

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
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 12:01

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
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 09:42

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'
DATE: 2017-12-09 | LENGTH: 12:18

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
DATE: 2017-12-07 | LENGTH: 09:43

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
DATE: 2017-12-05 | LENGTH: 24:28

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
DATE: 2017-12-03

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.
DATE: 2017-12-02 | LENGTH: 10:52

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
DATE: 2017-11-30 | LENGTH: 12:46

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
DATE: 2017-11-28 | LENGTH: 16:38

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
DATE: 2017-11-26 | LENGTH: 12:52

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'
DATE: 2017-11-22 | LENGTH: 14:27

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill
The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline
DATE: 2017-11-20

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
DATE: 2017-11-19 | LENGTH: 15:35

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
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 15:15

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
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 16:24

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
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 19:53

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
DATE: 2017-11-14 | LENGTH: 10:00

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
DATE: 2017-11-13 | LENGTH: 17:32

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
DATE: 2017-11-12 | LENGTH: 12:22

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
DATE: 2017-11-03 | LENGTH: 10:44

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
DATE: 2017-11-02 | LENGTH: 16:49

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
DATE: 2017-11-01 | LENGTH: 11:04

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
DATE: 2017-10-30 | LENGTH: 12:36

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
DATE: 2017-10-29 | LENGTH: 14:52

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
DATE: 2017-10-28 | LENGTH: 13:36

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
DATE: 2017-10-26 | LENGTH: 09:17

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
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 06:10

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
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 17:11

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
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 09:44

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
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 10:52

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
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 09:59

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
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 09:25

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
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 07:41

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
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 14:30

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
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 16:26

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'
DATE: 2017-10-12 | LENGTH: 09:09

'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
DATE: 2017-10-11 | LENGTH: 03:37

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
DATE: 2017-10-10 | LENGTH: 10:53

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
DATE: 2017-10-09 | LENGTH: 04:07

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
DATE: 2017-10-07 | LENGTH: 07:12

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"
DATE: 2017-10-05 | LENGTH: 09:40

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
DATE: 2017-10-05 | LENGTH: 08:16

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
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 19:45

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
DATE: 2017-10-03 | LENGTH: 13:48

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
DATE: 2017-10-02 | LENGTH: 03:07

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
DATE: 2017-10-01 | LENGTH: 06:45

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
DATE: 2017-09-30 | LENGTH: 13:30

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
DATE: 2017-09-30 | LENGTH: 11:29

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
DATE: 2017-09-28 | LENGTH: 09:06

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
DATE: 2017-09-27 | LENGTH: 08:37

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
DATE: 2017-09-23 | LENGTH: 06:57

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
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 16:36

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
DATE: 2017-09-22 | LENGTH: 14:16

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
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