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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

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

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

350.org'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

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

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 350.org kicks off new campaign to stop Trump's Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level

  January 31, 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

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

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

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

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

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

NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World's Biggest Polluters
Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what's next on the divestment agenda

  January 12, 2018

Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other
Research on the connection between extreme weather - such as the severe cold snap that hit the US Northeast - and global warming, shows that these are intimately connected, despite what climate deniers such as President Trump say

  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

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

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