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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 DeSmogBlog.org'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 350.org, 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 DeSmogblog.org 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 350.org 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?
350.org'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, 350.org 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, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders.

  September 21, 2014

Do We Need a War on U.S. Military Carbon Emissions?
Authors Sara Flounders and Barry Sanders say President Obama remains silent at the UN about one of the greatest contributors to global pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

  September 19, 2014

World Leaders to Emit Promises of Hot Air at UN Climate Summit
Professor Chris Williams says a solution to the climate crisis requires a restructuring of the global economy, but when the last opportunity to do so came after the 2008-9 financial crisis, world leaders saved the banks instead

  September 19, 2014

Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away
Activists Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese discuss the major climate change events taking place this weekend in New york City

  September 18, 2014

Re-energizing the Electrical Grid
Peter Sinclair and Cathy Kunkel discuss emerging possibilities for fighting climate change: a combination of locally-owned affordable solar and utility scale wind energy to replace the electrical grid

  September 18, 2014

Breakthroughs Unlikely at Upcoming UN Climate Summit
As the climate justice movement prepares for an historic convergence in NYC, political economist Patrick Bond warns that the "big tent approach" of the People's Climate March might backfire

  September 15, 2014

Better Oversight and Less Drilling Needed to Protect the Gulf
Gulf Restoration Network's Steve Murchie says communities see the recent ruling against BP as a victory, but significant change will require more than fining corporations involved in the Deepwater Horizon spill

  September 5, 2014

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

  September 4, 2014

Global Expansion of Fossil Fuel Transport, Drilling Underway as UN Climate Summit Approaches
Subhankar Banerjee: Don't expect much from global leaders gathering in NYC for the 2014 Climate Summit - most of their countries work with the fossil fuel industry

  September 2, 2014

What's in the Ground Must Stay in the Ground
Professor Chris Williams argues a massive re-structuring of economic activity is required to address the climate change crisis

  September 2, 2014

Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs
May Boeve from 350.org and Bruce Hamilton of the Amalgamated Transit Union discuss how the environmental and labor movements have united to organize the People's Climate Summit in NYC

  August 28, 2014

Forthcoming IPCC Report Calls for Control of Fossil Fuel Consumption
Distinguished climatologist Michael E. Mann discusses the dangers of ignoring the conclusions in the leaked draft of the synthesis report

  August 27, 2014

Greenland Glaciers' Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects
Climate video blogger Peter Sinclair discusses his recent trip from Greenland and the scientific data showing how melt loss from ice sheets has doubled in the last five years

  August 21, 2014

Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially

  August 12, 2014

How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns
Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses his recent research about how fast flowing, narrow air currents found in our atmosphere are changing and its potential effects on humans

  August 10, 2014

New Climate Bill Would 'Shrink Government,' Award Taxpayers
PERI's James Boyce discusses how Rep. Chris Van Hollen's climate bill would limit carbon pollution by auctioning off permits to fossil fuel vendors and result in a net gain to taxpayers

  August 7, 2014

Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains why climate scientists once were hesitant to link climate change with the trend of extreme weather events

  August 7, 2014

Wall Street to Planet Earth - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that to face up to the science of climate change, coal and oil conglomerates worth trillions of dollars have to keep their fossil fuels in the ground - something capitalism can't allow

  August 7, 2014

Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Williams says capitalism is not capable of facing up to the climate change crisis - and because there won't be a hero that appears to save the day, it's up to us to make the change

  August 6, 2014

Domestic Coal Consumption Down But Exports Still Rising
Greenpeace's Joe Smyth and journalist Steve Horn discuss whether EPA's plan to cut 30 percent of emissions by 2030 will have a significant impact on climate change when coal is being shipped overseas

  August 4, 2014

The Politics of Going Green
PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin and Prof. Chris Williams discuss the feasibility of shifting to a green economy

  July 23, 2014

Is This the Dawn of a Renewable Energy Revolution?
Peter Sinclair says that utilities in time will become managers rather than owners of energy, and that the emerging systems are inherently anti-monopolistic

  July 3, 2014

World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage"
Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five- year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability

  July 2, 2014

SCOTUS Ruling Limits EPA Regulatory Power
Public Justice executive director Paul Bland and EcoWatch founder Stefanie Spear explain why SCOTUS ruling is being claimed as a victory by environmentalists and the coal industry alike

  June 24, 2014

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)
Noam Chomsky says Occupy challenges the atomization of society, and also discusses how the media obstructs meaningful action to address climate change

  June 19, 2014

New EPA Rules Are a Boon for Fossil Fuel Industry
Based in West Virginia, Bob Kincaid and Cathy Kunkel explain how new proposed emissions standards do nothing to address the toxic dust, poisonous water which affect Appalachian communities

  June 12, 2014

The Truth and Consequences of Climate Change Denial
Peter Sinclair discusses how the big tobacco lobby methods are being employed by climate change deniers and the rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers.

  June 10, 2014

Human Activity Driving Earth Towards Global Extinction Event
Dr. Terry Root & Dr. Stuart L. Pimm discuss recent research showing human beings are responsible for high extinction rates of species across the globe, and explain how we can prevent a sixth major extinction event

  June 5, 2014

Debating the New EPA Rules for Carbon Emissions from Coal - TRNN Webathon Panel
Jeff Biggers, Daphnye Wysham, and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the details and limits of the new EPA rules for carbon emissions by coal-fired power plants

  June 3, 2014

ALEC and Private Utility Companies Conspired to Freeze Renewable Energy Standards in Ohio
Ohio State Senator Mike Foley and EcoWatch Founder Stefanie Spear say 30 states could be next

  May 29, 2014

Melting Polar Ice Caps a "Ticking Timebomb" for Earth's Climate System
Journalist Dahr Jamail & Professor Peter Wadhams say the resulting release of methane will lead to massive climate disruption, and that we have reached a point of no return

  May 22, 2014

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

  May 22, 2014

TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?
Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration's record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now

  May 12, 2014

"Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)
Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore

  May 7, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Likely Not Headed for Senate Vote
First Nation activist Clayton Thomas-Muller & journalist Steve Horn discuss reports that the push to force a Senate vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been thwarted

  May 6, 2014

What to Do Next About Global Warming? - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
Mr. Robock says coal burning must end now and fracking is not a good transitional form of energy production

  May 6, 2014

Jill Stein: We Must Deal With The Climate Crisis Through Job Creation
Former Green Cabinet presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein discusses her movement's efforts to address environmental problems through a "Green New Deal" that would transition the U.S. away from a fossil-fuel and profit-driven economy

  May 5, 2014

Nuclear Winter - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
Mr. Robock says a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia would produce so much smoke that temperatures would get below freezing even in the summertime, crops would die and there would be no food for the entire planet.

  May 5, 2014

Answering Counter Climate Claims - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Robock takes on many of the arguments against the thesis that CO2 produced by industrial society is the main contributor to global warming

  May 4, 2014

Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Oil Sands
Funding think tanks, the Kochs are poised to influence debate on oil policy and shift the social fabric of Canada.

  May 2, 2014

Will SCOTUS Ruling Allowing EPA To Regulate Carbon Emissions Protect Public Health?
Citizens Climate Lobby's Mark Reynolds says Supreme Court's decision is a victory for environmentalists, but Americans should be focused on implementing a carbon tax

  May 1, 2014

No CO2 Eureka Moment, Just Years of Statistical Analysis -- Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Robock says his initial work led him to investigate the role of volcanoes in global warming, but years of reports convinced him that CO2 is the most likely cause

  April 30, 2014

Global Warming Theory Based on Evidence, Not Belief - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, climatologist and IPCC lead author Alan Robock tells Paul Jay that he's a skeptic who tries to be critical and make conclusions based on the evidence

  April 29, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Fracking Help The U.S. Move Away From Fossil Fuel Consumption?
Editor Joe Romm and Professor Ken Carlson discuss whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition the country towards renewable energy resources

  April 28, 2014

Cowboys and Indians Join Forces in DC to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline
A photo slider by Jenna Pope

  April 27, 2014

Assessing the U.S. Environmental Movement
Jenny Marienau of 350.org and Ted Glick of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network discuss the origins of Earth Day, student divestment campaigns, Keystone XL, and the need for collective solutions

  April 22, 2014

Who Will Pay for Climate Change Disaster?
A discussion with Patrick Bond on the lack of political will to deal with climate change and the forces mobilizing for action

  April 21, 2014

Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business
Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP's collusion with government officials to dodge safety regulations

  April 18, 2014

IPCC Report Flawed By Narrow Focus on Carbon Emissions
Subhankar Banerjee and Joshua Howe say that the IPCC's report on mitigation does not address the issue of climate change in a broader political context, and relies mainly on technological solutions

  April 14, 2014

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

  April 11, 2014

Maryland Residents Voice Opposition to Natural Gas Fracking Export Facility
38,000 petitions submitted against the project while backers say more than 20,000 submitted in support

  April 3, 2014

UN Report Says Climate Change Will Threaten Food Production Worldwide
Climate change scientist Michael Mann discusses the most significant findings in the second installment of the IPCC report, and how the media amplifies minority voices who hold contrarian positions in order discredit the report's conclusions

  March 31, 2014

Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife and Local Economy
Juan Parras: Though the clean up is progressing, it will take weeks to determine the extent of the ecological impact of the major Galveston oil spill

  March 26, 2014

BC Pipeline Fight and Quebec Elections - The Canada Panel
Linda Solomon Wood and Yves Engler also report on the residential schools case and the Fair Election Act

  March 26, 2014

BP Gets Green Light to Drill in Gulf, But Has Safety Improved?
Journalist Cherri Foytlin discusses how Gulf residents are still experiencing health problems and a depletion of wildlife due to the aftermath of the BP oil spill

  March 20, 2014

NASA Climate Predictions Show Serious Threat To Humanity
Dahr Jamail says that though some journalists avoid linking weather patterns to climate change, global warming still exists

  March 11, 2014

TRNN Debate: Is the Democrats' Talkathon on Climate Change Just Talk?
Center for American Progress Director of Climate Strategy Daniel Weiss and IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debate whether the Senate Democrats' all- nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming

  March 12, 2014

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later: Who is Responsible?
Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gunderson and journalist Chiho Kaneko discuss a lawsuit to hold General Electric and other reactor manufacturing companies responsible and the Japanese public's attitude toward nuclear energy

  March 11, 2014

L.A. Moves Towards Ratifying Fracking Ban, But Is Federal Regulation Possible?
Kate Sinding and Adam Scow discuss the current legal loopholes for industry that exempt fracking operations from regulation, and the issue of job creation through developing alternative energy sources

  March 5, 2014

Nearly 400 arrested outside White House protesting Keystone XL
A photo essay by Jenna Pope

  March 2, 2014

Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility
Activists rally against Dominion Resources's proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe

  February 24, 2014

Environmentalists' Valentine Day Wish: Stop Selling Bee-Harming Plants
Dennis vanEngelsdorp: While an outright ban on insecticide use would be shortsighted and harmful to agricultural production, home gardeners should not use insecticides, fungicides and pesticides - the ideal of a perfectly green mowed lawn is contributing to a decline in the bee population

  February 14, 2014

Regulatory Agencies Close Ties To Industry Lead to Failure of Accountability for NC Coal Ash Leak
Pete Harrison: NC regulatory agencies are too closely connected to Duke Energy, the U.S. America's largest electric company responsible for third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history

  February 10, 2014

The Embattled Climate Scientist Who Fought Back
Michael Mann: Well funded fossil fuel industry propaganda campaign responsible for shifting public opinion against the reality of climate change

  February 8, 2014

'Climate Hubs' A Good Step But Obama's Policies Still Leading to Climate Disaster
Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann says its necessary for the Obama administration help farmers deal with climate change, but moving forward forward the Keystone XL, it will be the worst decision of his presidency and could bring the planet closer to climate disaster

  February 5, 2014

Approval of Keystone XL Would Be A Disastrous Move
Jeffrey Sachs: The State Department's Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline brings humanity one stop closer to climate disaster

  February 3, 2014

Seismologist: Fracking Injection Wells Linked to Earthquakes
Dr. Elizabeth Cochran discusses research showing that injection wells from fracking and gas and oil production is likely causing an uptick in U.S. earthquakes

  August 27, 2016

Obama's Energy Plan Cannot Seriously Address The Impending Climate Crisis
Janet Redman: The green energy plan outlined by Obama is full of too many contradictions, such as calling for the end of subsidies to coal and oil companies while facilitating the expansion of fossil fuel facilities

  January 29, 2014

More Oil Spills From Railroad Accidents in 2013 Than Past 40 Years Combined
Scott Smith: With an aging infrastructure and a dramatic increase in transport volume, oil spills will become more common

  January 27, 2014

Previously Unreported Second Chemical Spilled into West Virginia River
Russell Mokhiber: Privately-owned water company failed to conduct proper water tests in Elk River, leading to sickness among WV Residents

  January 23, 2014

Corporate Deregulation To Blame for Toxic Spill in West Virginia
Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians remain without clean water and anger grows against corporations' power to facilitate deregulation of environmental standards

  January 14, 2014

Coal Industry's Loss is Fracking Industry's Gain
New EPA rules for power plants limiting carbon do nothing to limit other greenhouse gase emissions

  January 13, 2014

McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism

  December 18, 2013

Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests

  December 19, 2013

Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster
Nuclear expert and researcher Joseph Mangano explains his research in connecting the increase of hypothyroidism in newborns on the West coast to the Fukushima nuclear disaster

  December 23, 2013

Leading Palm Oil Company Agrees to Aim for Zero Deforestation
Amy Moas: Work remains to ensure Wilmar International follows through to reduce deforestation, a major contributor to climate change

  December 24, 2013

Are Contractors Responsible for Oil Spill Clean-Up Profiting from Negligence? pt2
Scott Smith: Oil spill contractors deliberately avoid using proper clean-up technology, thereby exacerbating oil spill disasters in order to profit

  December 5, 2013

Deadly Railcar Explosions in Quebec and Alabama Tied to Volatile Bakken Oil pt1
Exclusive aerial video by the Public Herald documents the spreading of oil in Alabama's wetlands, adding to the more than 17,000 reported U.S. oil spills that happened between 2010-2012

  December 5, 2013

How Filipinos Can Obtain "Climate Justice" in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan
James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages

  November 24, 2013

Poor Countries and Civil Society Walk Out of COP 19 Over Inaction over Climage Change
Patrick Bond: Developing countries and green groups must evaluate if walkouts are the best way to get rich countries to address climate change

  November 21, 2013

Russian Court Grants Canadian Greenpeace Activist Bail
After more than two months of detention in Russia, sister of Arctic 30 activist Paul Ruzycki says Russian authorities were "heavy handed."

  November 18, 2013

Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference
Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change

  November 13, 2013

Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $500 Billion in Subsidies by Governments Worldwide
Taxpayers in richest countries pay $112 to subsidize oil, gas, and coal companies.

  November 11, 2013

Three Colorado Cities Pass Anti-Fracking Measures
Free Frack Colorado coordinator discusses the election’s impact on the fracking industry and communities.

  November 6, 2013

'Arctic 30' Face 7 Years In Prison For Targeting Russian Gas Drilling
30 activists and journalists face up to 7 years in prison for attempting to disrupt Russian Arctic gas drilling

  October 29, 2013

Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers 'Petcoke' Pollution
South-side Chicago fights back against Koch industry made pollution

  October 23, 2013

Why Autoworkers Care About Climate Change - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy

  October 11, 2013

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?
Bill Black: Yellin's confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

  October 9, 2013

Cleanup at 505 Toxic Sites Suspended During Government Shutdown
Kate Sheppard: One of the many programs crippled during government shutdown has been the EPA's cleanup of highly polluted superfund sites.

  October 9, 2013

Study Reveals Dangerous Levels of Radioactivity Near Fracking Waste Sites
Greg Palast: Signs of radioactivity should be no surprise since Halliburton spent $25 Million to be excluded from Clean Water Act regulating fracking

  October 8, 2013

Global South Most Affected by Threats to World's Oceans Pt.2
Alex Rogers: The West refuses to address climate change but developing countries most vulnerable to threats to oceans and marine life

  October 8, 2013

New Report: World's Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1
Alex Rogers: Without swift action to tackle climate change, pollution and other threats, marine species could face mass extinction

  October 7, 2013

The Cost of Saving the Planet Pt. 2
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

  October 6, 2013

TRNN On Climate Change
A collection of our most recent stories on Climate Change

  October 6, 2013

Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong
Arctic sea ice, Greenland ice sheet, Arctic methane are all key to climate change

  September 30, 2013

UN: Greenland Ice Melting Six Times Faster Than Previous Decades
Environmental expert Subhankar Banerjee breaks down the latest UN climate change report

  September 27, 2013

What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? Pt.1
James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings

  September 20, 2013

Obama's Climate Change Policies Are Imperialistic and Despotic
Pt 2: Subhankar Banerjee: The Obama administration's focus on oil extraction and emphasis on fracking is not addressing climate change

  September 19, 2013

Colorado's Biblical Floods Linked To Climate Change
Pt1: Subhankar Banerjee: The media has utterly failed its responsibility to inform the public of the link between climate change and worsening natural disasters

  September 18, 2013

Texas Towns Frack Their Way To Drought Conditions
Antonia Juhasz: Fate of Texas is a reminder of the dangers of hydro-fracking techniques now embraced by President Obama

  August 14, 2013

Scientists Warn Arctic Methane Release Would Cost $60 Trillion
Patrick Bond: Financial and environmental cost of Arctic methane release looms, as world leaders' promises to payback carbon debt go unfunded

  August 12, 2013

With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on "Energy East"
Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada's proposed "Energy East" pipeline

  August 12, 2013

TRNN REPLAY: Alberta Regulator Approves Tar Sands Expansion Despite "Irreversible" Eco Impact
Indigenous activists and supporters embark on 4th annual Healing Walk, raise awareness on tar sands effects

  July 26, 2013

Debate on Obama's Climate Change Strategy Part II
Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate Obama's climate change policies pt 2

  March 1, 2014

Obama Climate Change Strategy: Politically Realistic or Strategy for Disaster?
Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate the question "Are Obama's policies pushing things as far as politically possible or is he failing to alert Americans to the urgent danger of climate change?" pt.1

  July 25, 2013

Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More's Sovereignty Summer
Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse

  July 1, 2013

Obama's Carbon Reduction Plan "Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster"
Nafeez Ahmed: Environmental activists need to redouble efforts to demand Obama reject Keystone XL, abandon hydrofracking, and adopt tougher emission standards

  June 26, 2013

Obama on Climate Is Mixed Bag of Surprises & Status Quo
Daphne Wysham: President moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline but disappoints on the promotion of fracking

  June 26, 2013

Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco
National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.

  June 21, 2013

Top 100 Greenhouse Gas Polluters Uncovered
Michael Ash: Low income and minority populations disproportionately impacted by greenhouse gas release

  June 10, 2013

From Savannah to South Africa, Opposition to Massive Port Expansions
Patrick Bond: Proponents argue larger ships will save carbon intensive bunker fuel, critics say by making the system more efficient, it will increase the amount of transport and thus more carbon

  June 6, 2013

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

  June 6, 2013

European Carbon Markets Fail - It's Time for Regulation
Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at "junk bond" status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets

  April 18, 2013

People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?
Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity

  April 18, 2013

"Out of Order" Activists Fight Coke's Bid to Shut Down Recycle Plan
Australian beverage companies win court case shutting down program that has dramatically increased recycling of plastic bottles

  April 9, 2013

Harper's Venezuela Insult Shows Right Ideology Trumping Canadian Interest
Yves Engler: Harper's "condolence" message on death of Hugo Chavez shows Harper has pushed Canadian policy so far right it even jeopardizes business interest in Latin America

  March 11, 2013

Congressman Tim Griffin Accused of "Voter Caging", Fronts XL Pipeline for Koch Brothers
Greg Palast: Griffin worked with Karl Rove, now backed by Koch brothers, fronts for tar sands pipeline in Congress

  February 28, 2013

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

  February 25, 2013

Inequality and the Environment
Part 2. James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone

  February 25, 2013

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue
Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power

  February 25, 2013

Mexican Farmers Protest the Entrance of GMO Corn
Thousands across Mexico demand their government reject permits for GMO Corn while Monsanto defends their patent on life in U.S. Supreme Court

  February 25, 2013

Will a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
Bob Pollin on the theory that a higher minimum wage will reduce jobs available to young people entering the work force and won't reduce poverty

  February 19, 2013

Obama Supports Clean and Dirty Energy
Bob Pollin: President Obama can’t possibly meet carbon emission targets he set and still support increased oil, natural gas and coal production

  February 19, 2013

Will Obama Listen to Growing Movement to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline?
Washington DC climate change rally brings 35,000 protestors together, but activists question if real change in Obama's policies will spring from non- disruptive protest

  February 18, 2013

Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?
Patrick Bond: A massive protest could push Obama to stop the Tar Sands pipe line and shift climate debate away from market solutions

  February 15, 2013

Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil
Greg Palast: Koch brothers could save two billion dollars a year if they can replace Venezuelan heavy crude crude with Canadian tar sands - one of the dirtiest sources of carbon emissions on the planet

  January 7, 2013

Decisive Action Needed to Resolve Food Crisis
Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy: More than a billion people without food security need action on speculation, biofuels, land grabs, climate change and low levels of public food reserves

  February 12, 2013

Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air
Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything

  January 7, 2013

Public Housing Tenants Demand Accountability From Authorities after Superstorm Sandy
Brooklyn residents win concessions from New York City Public Housing Authority after weeks without heat and power

  December 16, 2012

Finance Rules at Doha UN Climate Summit
Janet Redman: UN conference reflects lack of urgency from developed countries and focus on private finance

  December 7, 2012

20,000 People a Year Die From Effects of Fossil Fuel Generation
James Boyce: Burning fossil fuels not only climate threat but pollutants from process killing people

  December 5, 2012

Many Still Wait for Help in Storm Battered Communities
Residents and occupy activists continue to fuel relief efforts in neglected Staten Island

  November 27, 2012

Fracking Plans Spark Protest In South Africa
A lift on shale gas exploration moratorium has angered environmentalists

  October 14, 2012

The Death of Evidence in Canada
Diane Orihel: Canadian scientists protest against Harper government's attack on environmental science

  July 23, 2012

True Cost of Chevron in Nigeria
Emem Okon on the uprising of women in the Niger Delta and the impact of oil giants on traditional communities

  July 4, 2012

Real Rio Action is on the Streets
Patrick Bond: Rio+20 official meetings a bust as green market mechanisms prove a failure

  June 24, 2012

Pt2 - CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science
TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the relationship between increased carbon emissions and global warming

  June 13, 2012

CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science
TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the

  June 13, 2012

"True Cost of Chevron" Protest at Shareholders Meeting
Antonia Juhasz: Chevron CEO fails to disclose significance of massive lawsuits in Brazil, Nigeria and Ecuador to shareholders

  July 3, 2012

Is USDA Playing Chicken with Chickens?
Obama Admin. and Congress push USDA to allow poultry industry to “self-inspect”

  June 7, 2012

What Would a Green Industrial Strategy Look Like?
Robert Pollin: Shifting spending from the military-industrial complex to a green economy would create more jobs and build a sustainable industrial base

  June 7, 2012

Five "Indisputable Points" About Human Caused Climate Change
Jeff Kiehl: There has been a breakdown between scientific information and effective public policy

  June 3, 2012

What Happened to Climate Change Debate?
Polls show majority of Americans believe climate change a serious problem, but US Presidential campaigns do not mention it

  June 3, 2012

Climate Change: Hasn't Warming Happened Before?
Valérie Masson-Delmotte: Warming that took place during medieval times and earlier is not the same phenomenon that is happening now

  June 3, 2012

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

  May 15, 2012

National Occupation of Washington Begins with Demonstration at the EPA
Protestors March on EPA Headquarters demanding environmental sustainability and the protection of federal agency whistle-blowers

  April 2, 2012

The Right Vs. EPA
DC Court of Appeal hold debate on whether EPA has the authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act

  March 22, 2012

Why does South African Metal Workers Union Push Green Energy?
Frank Hammer interviews Cedric Gina, president of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa about the need that workers lead the transition to a green economy

  February 12, 2012

Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis
New report calls for sweeping agricultural reform

  January 18, 2012

Where is Obama's Climate Change Agenda?
James Boyce and Joe Romm discuss the Obama administration climate change policy or lack thereof

  January 5, 2012

Climate Change and the Failure of Market Mechanisms
Patrick Bond: Carbon markets failing and Durban Green Climate Fund doomed - up to activists now

  December 19, 2011

Where is the Urgency About Climate Change?
Patrick Bond: Global elites not interested in changes effective policy requires

  December 29, 2011

Zombie Agreement From COP 17
Pablo Solon (Fmr. Bolivian ambassador to the UN): Millions will suffer as Durban climate change conference fails

  December 9, 2011

What Happened to the Urgency About Climate Change?
As countries negotiate a climate change treaty in Durban, South Africa, North American media and politicans appear to have little interest in the problem.

  December 2, 2011

Activists Challenge COP17 Climate Talks
Environmentalists chant "Down With Canada" as expectations are low for COP17 climate talks

  December 2, 2011

Discord at Durban conference
NTV Kenya reports on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban

  November 30, 2011

G20 Ignores Food Security
Jennifer Clapp and Tim Wise: G20 gives up on agenda to control speculation on food

  November 2, 2011

Critique of Natural Gas Company Propaganda
Skewer - Ironic News: Natural Gas Company Propaganda is BULL S*!T! The Ironic News Report Calls Them Out!

  October 15, 2011

Will US Stay in Iraq To Protect Oil Interest?
Antonia Juhasz: Debate about Iraq exit continues as China gives US oil companies cover

  October 7, 2011

Canadian Native Leaders and Activists Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline
180 protestors arrested as protest condemns PM Harper tar sands plans

  September 27, 2011

The Climate Justice Imperative
James K. Boyce: Obama "cap and trade" plan undermined support for action on climate change

  September 30, 2011

BP wants to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Al Jazeera: This is the first application submitted since the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled nearly 800-thousand cubic metres of oil

  September 26, 2011

Hundreds Arrested in Sustained Tar Sands Protests at White House
Protests demand Obama use veto power to halt proposed expansion of Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico

  August 30, 2011

UN Declares Famine in Southern Somalia
FSRN: Drought and ongoing conflict have left half of the Somali population in need of urgent assistance

  July 22, 2011

Germany Votes 'Nein' to Nuclear
EuroNews: Germany's lower house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly to end the country's nuclear energy programme by 2022

  July 1, 2011

DeChristopher Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
TRNN Replay of our earlier interview with Tim DeChristopher

  June 21, 2011

Japanese Public Rejects Nuclear Power
EuroNews: Almost three-quarters of Japanese people who voted in a poll would like to see nuclear power phased out of Japan

  June 15, 2011

Study on Benefits of a Green Chemical Industry
James Heintz: People think the EPA can regulate dangerous chemicals, but current legislation is not effective

  May 23, 2011

Study: Regulating Dangerous Chemicals Does Not Cost Jobs
James Heintz: Under current law, thousands of dangerous industrial chemicals are effectively unregulated

  May 18, 2011

Japan Nuclear Plant hit by More Problems
EuroNews: More problems reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant

  May 13, 2011

Poor Suffer as Mississippi Levels Rise
Al Jazeera: Flood now affecting those who live in low-lying areas - poor people mainly without insurance

  May 12, 2011

Japanese MP: It's Time to Tell the Truth
Kuniko Tanioko: Japan must tell world how it dealt with the nuclear runoff into the ocean

  May 7, 2011

Roundtable on Sustainable Development
A sustainable natural environment requires new forms of distribution and ownership

  May 21, 2011

What Is Japan's Nuclear Worst Case Scenario?
Bob Alvarez: Many factors could still cause a "worst case" nuclear event in Japan

  April 2, 2011

US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet
Bob Alvaraz: US has 71,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel that is not properly protected

  March 26, 2011

Political Fallout in Germany
Deutche Welle: Japan's nuclear crisis has entirely changed the political debate in Germany

  March 19, 2011

Debate: Is US Nuclear Power Safe?
Is The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry prepared to deal with disaster?

  March 19, 2011

Fukushima: The Danger of Going Critical
Channel 4 considers the far greater danger to human health if it transpires that nuclear fuel in storage pools at the stricken Japanese plant has undergone fission

  March 17, 2011

Radiation Fears Spark Tokyo Alarm
Al Jazeera: Fears about the possible spread of radiation have caused unease in Tokyo

  March 17, 2011

Fukushima Crisis Is 'Serious Blow' To Nuclear Power
Channel 4: The nuclear crisis at Fukushima plant in Japan could lead to a long overdue re-think on nuclear power

  March 16, 2011

Meltdown Fears At Fukushima Nuclear Plant In Japan
Channel 4: Dangerous levels of radiation have leaked into the atmosphere after a third reactor exploded

  March 16, 2011

Japan Abandons Nuke Plant Over Radiation
AP: A surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility

  March 16, 2011

Japan: Second Explosion Rocks Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Channel 4: Many are frightened - but this is not another Chernobyl, as Channel 4 Science Correspondent Tom Clarke explains

  March 15, 2011

Spent Nuclear Fuel - The Real Danger?
Harvey Wasserman: In Japan and around the world problem of storing spent nuclear fuel still not solved; Could be another Chernobyl

  March 15, 2011

Middle East Events Drive Oil Speculation
Bob Pollin: Oil speculation can be limited if regulations are adopted in the Finance Reform Bill

  March 13, 2011

Debate: Will Clean Energy Investment Transform Economy and Create Jobs?
Fred Smith and Bob Pollin debate a proposal for a massive investment in the production of clean energy

  March 14, 2011

Study Says EPA Standards Will Create Cleaner Air, More Jobs
James Heintz: New study shows investment to comply with new EPA regulations will create more jobs than are lost

  March 9, 2011

Cuts to the EPA Could Stifle Economic Growth
Brent Blackwelder and Bill Drayton discuss the history of the EPA over the past four decades and the EPA's role in the US economy

  March 2, 2011

Why Are Republicans Against The Science?
Mark Hertsgaard: We are in a climate crisis because the government spent the last 20 years listening to 'climate cranks'

  February 28, 2011

BP Spill Commission Spreads Blame
Oil Spill commission says industry needs regulation but lets BP off hook

  January 13, 2011

Probe Blames Firms For Oil Spill
Al Jazeera: Explosion was a result of failures by BP, Halliburton, Transocean and government offices dealing with the well

  January 6, 2011

Australian Floods: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions
Inside Story: What is really behind this devastating rain?

  January 4, 2011

US Phasing Out Coal Power Plants
Al Jazeera: The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to phase out coal-burning power plants

  January 4, 2011

Dirty Tricks in Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit
World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador Pt.2

  December 24, 2010

World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador
30,000 natives fight for compensation against Texaco (now Chevron), accused of 3 decades of toxic dumping in Amazon

  December 22, 2010

"Modest" Climate Change Deal in Cancun
Ch4: Over objections from Bolivia that said deal does not go far enough, a non-binding agreement is reached

  December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks: Canadian Climate Change Coverup
Daphne Wysham: WikiLeaks cables reveals Canadian government covering up tar sands info

  December 7, 2010

Mexican Police Stop COP16-Bound Caravan from Hosting Religious Ceremony at Chichen Itza
Mobile Broadcast News reports from a convergence of indigenous environmental activists headed to Cancun to oppose UN climate change conference

  December 6, 2010

A Climate Journey - The Andes: Retreat of the Glaciers
The Guardian: John Vidal takes us through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, where the Cayambe mountain glaciers are melting

  December 1, 2010

What's Next for Climate Change Policy?
Daphne Wysham: New phase of grassroots activism needed

  November 4, 2010

Tests refute Haliburton's BP cement testing
AP: Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP's oil well should have raised doubts

  October 29, 2010

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

  October 29, 2010

Climate Change - Unspoken Words of 2010 Campaign
Boyce: People must vote for candidates willing to take on fossil fuel industry or solution not possible

  October 30, 2010

Nanny vs Daddy State or Real Responsibility
James K. Boyce: There is individual irresponsibility on the right of US politics

  October 26, 2010

UN Convention Confronts Loss of Biodiversity
Newsy: The UN's Convention on Biological Diversity kicked off Monday in Tokyo

  October 20, 2010

Inside Story - Behind The Latest Food Crisis
Al Jazeera: Food prices soar to record levels worldwide

  October 14, 2010

New UK Wind Farm to Cost $1.3B
Newsy coverage of UK offshore wind farm installation

  September 29, 2010

ANALYSIS: BP OIL SPILL REPORT
Guardian: Damian Carrington, head of environment discusses the BP oil spill report

  September 14, 2010

BP Spill Destroys a Way of Life
Jordan Flaherty: Local fishing villages face an uncertain future on Louisiana Coast

  September 28, 2010

BP SPILL: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER VAST OIL PLUME
Channel 4: Scientists questioning White House claim that most of the massive BP oil spill has dispersed

  August 20, 2010

US FISHERMEN STRUGGLE AMID OIL CLEAN UP
Al Jazeera: Fishermen question government report on Gulf oil spill

  August 14, 2010

GIANT ICE BLOCK BAFFLES SCIENTISTS
Al Jazeera: The chunk of ice that broke off the glacier on Thursday is headed for the Nares Strait

  August 11, 2010

TOXIC SMOG DOUBLES MOSCOW DEATH RATE
Al Jazeera: Wildfires blanketed Moscow with toxic smoke amid the country's worst heat wave in 100 years

  August 10, 2010

IS ANY DEEP WATER DRILLING SAFE?
Mark Seibel: BP Gulf disaster exposes oil companies do not have the technology to deal with big spills

  July 10, 2010

Fault Lines- In Deep Water: A Way of Life in Peril
Al Jazeera: Since Deepwater Horizon explosion, millions of liters of oil have gushed out of BP's well

  June 19, 2010

BP's chequered safety record
Al Jazeera: The oil giant's safety record is coming under increasing scrutiny.

  June 19, 2010

100 top toxic air polluters in USA
Michael Ash: The EPA needs more regulation, not just "inform the public"

  June 17, 2010

Capping the 'truth spill'
James Boyce: BP spill reveals urgent necessity to stop digging up poison and burning it for fuel

  June 6, 2010

Interview: Naomi Klein on oil spill
AlJazeera: Frustration is growing among residents of the US Gulf of Mexico coast over the pace of effort

  May 29, 2010

Slick from US oil spill reaches coastland
AlJazeera: Oil spewing from BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico has now reached the US coast

  May 23, 2010

Politicians, scientists fear spreading oil slick
AP: Video released by BP shows oil and gas erupting from its crippled blowout preventer safety device

  May 19, 2010

Giant Oil 'Plumes' Detected in Gulf of Mexico
AP:Scientists have found huge plumes of oil lurking under the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico

  May 17, 2010

BP oil spill poses 'logistical nightmare'
Channel4: BP admits operation to keep spill away from the Louisiana coast could take three months

  May 5, 2010

Obama's world without nuclear weapons? Pt.2
Schell: Summit's objective was to isolate Iran, not clear how real a non-nuclear world objective is

  April 26, 2010

Bolivia's alternative climate summit
Bolivia climate change conference gathers scientists and activists to address issues where UN fell short

  April 22, 2010

Carbon caps - who gets the cash?
James Boyce: Different models of carbon cap legislation serve different interests

  February 8, 2010

Carbon caps - Who gets the cash? Pt2
James Boyce: Auction, cap and rebate is a better way to control carbon emissions

  February 9, 2010

Carbon caps - who gets the cash? Pt.3
James Boyce: Offsets turn the cap into a sieve and trading-in permits creates a speculators' market

  February 10, 2010

Carbon caps - who gets the cash? Pt4
Boyce: Cap-and-Trade vs Cap and Dividend contend in two pieces of legislation in Washington

  February 12, 2010

Carbon caps - who gets the cash? Pt.5
Boyce: On what can be learned from carbon emission legislation in California

  February 15, 2010

Haitians will defend their sovereignty
Ronald Charles: Providing aid like this is a way to humiliate us and many Haitians will not accept it

  February 1, 2010

Nuclear power regaining favor
Industries want the government to co-sign for more than $40 billion in loans

  January 24, 2010

Forum on the Future of Energy part 3
A climate change conversation between Don Blankenship and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  January 21, 2010

Forum on the Future of Energy part 1
A climate change conversation between Don Blankenship and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  January 21, 2010

Tensions mount at Carribean Market
Inside Disaster: Tensions mount at rescue operation at the Caribbean Market

  January 17, 2010

Hopes dashed at Copenhagen summit
Copenhagen: Failure and betrayal or "unprecedented breakthrough"?

  December 19, 2009

Preview: Climate Action Network press conference
The Climate Action Network's press conference on the last day of Copenhagen

  December 19, 2009

Without US commitment Copenhagen breaks down
The debate over the aftermath of Copenhagen

  December 19, 2009

Without US commitment Copenhagen breaks down Pt.2
The global south will pay the price of inaction

  December 20, 2009

The politics of what is possible
The Cap-and-Trade Debate Pt.3

  December 20, 2009

Voices of developing world urge action
CCTV: Many African leaders stressing that the voice the of the majority needs to be heard.

  December 18, 2009

The Cap and Trade Debate
Is 'cap and trade' a beginning or no solution at all?

  December 18, 2009

Coal at the heart of Obama's climate battle
Burning coal is the cheapest way the United States can make electricity

  December 19, 2009

Bolivia, Venezuela call for more aid
Both are urging industrialized nations to help developing countries fight climate change.

  December 17, 2009

China: Just process in Copenhagen important
Developing countries protest Copenhagen drafts

  December 17, 2009

Copenhagen crash?
Can anything be achieved if the US fails to commit?

  December 17, 2009

Crunch time in Copenhagen
In Copenhagen so far negotiators and celebrities alike have struggled to achieve any firm commitments

  December 16, 2009

Climate Crock Sacks Hack Attack Pt.2
13 years of emails and this is the best they can do? A commentary by Peter Sinclair.

  December 16, 2009

"Climate-gate" emails controversy examined
13 years of emails, and this is the best they can do? A commentary by Peter Sinclair.

  December 14, 2009

Naomi Klein on the 'new climate ball-game'
Klein tells AlJazeera why climate change is the single greatest barrier to human development

  December 12, 2009

Syrian farmers battle drought
Climate Change has left farmers in Syria doing something they never did before-relying on food hand outs

  December 10, 2009

Copenhagen and capitalism
Minqi Li: No legally binding agreement the result of elites seeking short term profits first

  December 12, 2009

Copenhagen: No sense of urgency
US and Canada have a convenient stand off with China and India

  December 1, 2009

Canada's image lies in tatters
George Monbiot: Canada is now to climate what Japan is to whaling

  November 30, 2009

Climate change emails profoundly disappointing
George Monbiot: Emails don't disprove climate change science, but suppressing skeptics unacceptable

  November 30, 2009

Hacked climate change email furor
Hacked climate change emails--tempest in a teapot or a real storm? Paul Jay talks to Michael Brklacich

  November 28, 2009

Obama, Harper and Copenhagen
Tzeporah Berman: Canada far behind even the US when it comes to renewable energy

  November 27, 2009

Obama, Harper and Copenhagen Pt.2
Berman: States and provinces are way in front of federal governments in environmental legislation

  November 28, 2009

Coal, tar sands and Copenhagen Pt.3
If USA, Canada and China are committed to oil and coal, what will Copenhagen accomplish?

  December 1, 2009

Climate change e-mail claims ‘rubbish’
Skeptics claim leaked e-mails suggest Professor Phil Jones altered evidence about climate change

  November 25, 2009

Copenhagen: 'We need a legally binding treaty'
Miliband: Obama says that time has run out for a legally binding deal on climate change this year

  November 19, 2009

Energy efficiency now Part 2
Pollin: Double the number of busses and make them affordable will drive Detroit and the green economy

  November 10, 2009

Energy efficiency now Part 3
Pollin: For developing countries going green doesn't mean slowing growth

  November 11, 2009

Tax the speculators and create a public bank
Robert Pollin: Tax speculation, create a public bank and rating agency are necessary reforms

  January 6, 2010

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism"
TRNN REPLAY: Sam Gindin: The economy should be transformed to meet climate change challenge

  October 18, 2009

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism" Pt.2
Sam Gindin: Middle of the road options are no longer an option; the crisis demands a radical new vision

  October 19, 2009

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism"
Sam Gindin: The economy should be transformed to meet climate change challenge

  October 18, 2009

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism" Pt.2
Sam Gindin: Middle of the road options are no longer an option; the crisis demands a radical new vision

  October 19, 2009

Bangladesh's rising floodwaters
Bangladesh could be one of the first casualties of global warming

  October 17, 2009

Peru struggles with rising temperatures
Peruvians seeing increasing instances of drought and disease, linked to warming temperatures.

  October 19, 2009

China and climate change
Minqi Li: Despite the rhetoric the US and China are not doing much about carbon emissions

  October 5, 2009

Clean coal is fictional
Jessy Tolkan: Washington saying coal industry can be "clean" is pure fiction

  September 28, 2009

Van Jones resignation "shakes youth to the core"
Jessy Tolkan: Van Jones was seen as young environmentalists' voice in the White House

  September 12, 2009

'Benchmark' glaciers shrinking faster
Les Blumenthal: 99% of glaciers in the US have been shrinking, and the rate is accelerating

  August 9, 2009

Cap-and-trade won't cut it, Pt.2
Payal Parekh: Thanks largely to carbon offsets, new bill won't begin to reduce US emissions until 2027

  May 27, 2009

US push for energy efficiency?
Combating climate change is likely to prove one of President Obama's toughest tasks

  May 27, 2009

Cap-and-trade won't cut it
James Handley: Obama admin's plan offers too much to Big Coal and Wall St to meaningfully cut emissions

  May 25, 2009

British team finds no multi-year ice in Arctic Sea
British explorer team finds in 16,000 observations no multi-year ice in Arctic Sea test sites

  May 18, 2009

Anti-Coal Day on Capitol Hill
ANP: This weekend, twelve thousand students converged on Washington demanding innovative energy policy

  March 3, 2009

Coal Action Heats Up Capitol Hill
ANP talks with young activists about why the clean energy issue inspires their generation

  March 3, 2009

Kingston and coal lobby's grip on the EPA
ANP: Will the EPA make the same mistake twice?

  January 29, 2009

George Monbiot challenges chief executive of Shell
Guardian: Monbiot asks Jeroen van de Veer about ethics, greenwashing, renewable energy and gas-flaring

  January 6, 2009

Monbiot grills landscape protection group on wind
Guardian: Monbiot asks the Campaign to Protect Rural England why it opposes wind-farms but not coal mines

  December 21, 2008

George Monbiot questions Fatih Birol on peak oil
Guardian: International Energy Authority chief economist reveals startling prediction for peak oil date

  December 18, 2008

George Monbiot challenges Yvo de Boer to do better
Guardian: Leading UN climate change official accused of lacking ambition to reach global emissions deal

  December 11, 2008

Climate solutions from Canada's youth
The Canadian Youth Delegation head to Poland for climate change talks

  December 3, 2008

Guardian: Glaciers melting at record rate
But in Norway, there are signs that climate change has also led to a surprising growth in some places

  November 21, 2008

Smoke and CO2: How to spin global warming
ANP: On the organized effort to cast doubt on climate change

  October 1, 2008

Obama, McCain and the "worst case scenario"
Cass Sunstein: The climate change crisis, not terrorism, is the real "worst case scenario"

  September 21, 2008

Call for action on climate change
Power Up Canada: Initiative to pressure Canadian government for stronger laws to combat climate change

  September 12, 2008

Canadian elections and climate change
Environment and cutting green house gas emissions important issues for 4 of 5 major parties

  September 12, 2008

Global Warming heats up RNC
ANP: The Republican Party Platform cautions people to be skeptical of the theory of global warming.

  September 6, 2008

Danny Glover on New Orleans and 'Trouble the Water
Danny Glover on post-Katrina New Orleans and the new film "Trouble the Water"

  September 6, 2008

Katrina And Why The Levees Broke
Mark Schleifstein: Lack of commitment to public infrastructure to blame for Katrina flooding

  September 7, 2008

Green for all
Majora Carter: We don't always want to fight against something. We want to work towards something Pt.1

  August 27, 2008

Who will face up to the climate change crisis?
Obama or McCain: Are their proposals enough to make a difference?

  August 24, 2008

Dutch scientists demonstrate their electric kite
Solutions are news: Successful kite flying demonstration could harness renewable energy

  August 5, 2008

Canada: This is the dirtiest oil in the world
The Guardian: What happens when the world's biggest oil companies target a northern wilderness?

  July 12, 2008

Chile bans whaling
The Guardian: Michelle Bachelet declares ban on whaling in Chilean waters

  June 25, 2008

Not facing up to climate change crisis a crime?
Dr. James Hansen calls for moratorium on coal and phasing out by 2020

  June 24, 2008

Missouri levees fall victim to Mississippi River
AP: Officials in Missouri say levee breaks easing pressure on levees downstream.

  June 20, 2008

Divisions in the whaling world
Guardian: Chile vows to protect sea mammals, Japan committed to whaling, ahead of International meeting

  June 21, 2008

EPA's Troubled Waters
ANP: Polluters dump 240 million pounds of toxins into waterways each year

  June 15, 2008

Summit on food - big on talk, short on answers
World leaders fail to agree on key issues to secure food supply

  June 8, 2008

Hunger in the wake of climate change
Bangladesh faces a food crisis compounded by extreme weather and environmental decline

  June 9, 2008

China: Changing horizons, changing diet
Guardian: Food crisis, part 4, reports on the impact of urbanization and consumerism in China

  May 31, 2008

'You don't get two-for-one deals on fruit'
Guardian: Food crisis, part 3, Scottish couple discuss weekly struggle to feed family on a tight budget

  May 30, 2008

"The World According to Monsanto"
Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin on the troubling past of one of the world's biggest agricultural companie

  June 22, 2008

Gene Giants: Climate saviors or profiteers?
Biotech companies seek hundreds of patents for genetically modified "climate-ready" seeds

  May 29, 2008

Living on the breadline
Guardian: First of series on the world food crisis, struggling to get by in Cairo after price increases

  May 28, 2008

How clean Is Clean Coal?
American News Project takes a look at the controversial practice of coal-ash dumping

  May 26, 2008

Tensions run high at Amazon dam protest
Protesters say social and environmental costs of world's third largest proposed dam are unacceptable

  May 24, 2008

Coral Sea sharks could be wiped out
WWF report says last marine wilderness area on the planet must be protected

  May 23, 2008

15,000 to be displaced by proposed Amazon dam
1000 Amazon Indians and environmental activists protest Brazil's Xingu river hydroelectric project

  May 22, 2008

US polar bear protection falls short
Environmental groups say long awaited listing under Endangered Species Act fails to protect polar bear

  May 17, 2008

Making a killing from the food crisis
Devlin Kuyek: "Right now Cargill is making approximately $471 000 an hour in profits"

  May 13, 2008

Marine biologists stare down world's largest eye
Enormous squid was "one colossal headache to defrost," scientist says

  May 1, 2008

Powering past fossil fuels
José Etcheverry: "We are stuck in a paradigm of energy generation that is two centuries old"

  April 27, 2008

The tide turns against biofuels
As biofuel production booms, concerns grow about food supply and environmental damage

  April 23, 2008

Melting ice causes river "tsunami" in Chile
AP: Global warming magnified the problem, glacier expert says

  April 13, 2008

Clean coal's dirty secret
Carbon capture won't stop the environmental damage caused by coal mining, documentary says

  April 10, 2008

Is "clean coal" possible?
The "clean coal" debate and the climate change crisis

  April 6, 2008

Canada blocks asbestos ban
UN Rotterdam treaty on toxic trade restrictions marred by Canada's stance on asbestos

  April 1, 2008

Climate changing faster than predicted?
Dr. Walt Meier on the Wilkins ice shelf collapse, an indication of accelerating climate change

  March 28, 2008

Grading the candidates on climate change
Terry Tamminen discusses his Climate Action Report Card

  February 7, 2008



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