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West Virginia Woman Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel Contributions to Lawmakers
A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts politics, Ben Norton reports.

  February 14, 2018

Seneca Nation Fights Fracking Wastewater Disposal Plan
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing a proposal to dump 42,000 gallons a day of treated fracking wastewater upstream from Seneca Nation territory

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

  February 7, 2018

Climate Change Costs Insurance Companies Billions, And Price is Rising
Insurance claims due to climate change-related disasters reached a record $135 billion in 2017. That should be a big wake-up call to the insurance industry, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hobley

  February 15, 2018

Exxon Tells Investors Not to Worry About Climate Change, But Should They?
Exxon released a climate impact analysis that says global policies to combat climate change pose "little risk" to its investments. But the attitude of investors toward climate risk is rapidly changing as fossil fuels lose their monopoly over energy generation, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony Hobley

  February 6, 2018

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

  February 1, 2018

Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them
Among the many falsehoods in Trump's first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn't abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.

  February 1, 2018

Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy
It's time to "break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few," says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement

  January 30, 2018

Bernie Sanders Joins Bill McKibben and Movement Leaders for a "Climate State of the Union" to Resist Trump and Fossil Fuel Executive
Event hosted by kicks off new campaign to stop Trump's Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level

  January 31, 2018

Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?
Trump's 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association

  January 29, 2018

Trudeau Government Ignores Scandal of Toxic 'Tailings Ponds'
Tailings pond remediation expert Regan Boychuk says industry giants have been given 70 years to clean up contamination that scientists say is currently damaging the environment and causing soaring cancer rates in indigenous communities downstream

  January 30, 2018

Largest Marine Spill in History of Natural Gas Condensate
Leading expert on marine oil spills, Professor Richard Steiner, who worked on Exxon Valdez spill, says there has never been a spill of this type before and the environmental response was 'utterly lacking'.

  January 27, 2018

Massive Oil Spill in East China Sea Is the Size of Paris
In one of the worst oil shipping disasters in decades, a tanker carrying $60 million of Iranian oil collided with a Chinese cargo ship. We speak with marine biologist David Santillo about the possible effects on marine ecosystems

  January 19, 2018

2017 Hottest Year On Record Without El Nino Push
NASA and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report the global warming trend is continuing. We discuss the findings with the Weather Underground's Bob Henson.

  January 18, 2018

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

  January 17, 2018

Maryland Bill Calls For 100% Renewable Energy by 2035
Delegate Shane Robinson, the lead sponsor of the bill, says it would set an important example nationally and internationally

  January 14, 2018

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

  January 14, 2018

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

  January 12, 2018

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

  January 11, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Opening 90% Of US Waters To Offshore Drilling
The proposal has already received a lot of pushback from both sides of the aisle. Mitch Jones of Food & Water Watch says there's still time to harness that widespread opposition and stop the expansion of extreme energy extraction before the policy change can take effect

  January 6, 2018

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

  January 5, 2018

Trump Suppressing Biggest National Security Threat
While the Trump administration censors the term 'climate change' for government institutions, the Pentagon highlights the urgency of the crisis

  December 25, 2017

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

  December 23, 2017

India's Capital of Delhi Has the World's Worst Air Pollution - Why?
Fossil fuels, especially coal, are the main culprit, but despite the public health emergency, the government isn't acting on the issue, says PERI research fellow Shouvik Chakraborty

  December 26, 2017

World Bank and World's Third Largest Insurer Divest from Most Oil and Gas
"The fact that they are making this commitment, to not be financing upstream oil and gas after 2019 is a pretty strong vote of non-confidence in the future of the oil and gas industry," says Alex Speers-Roesch of Greenpeace Canada

  December 15, 2017

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

  December 17, 2017

Cities vs. Climate Change: Can Infrastructures Handle Extreme Weather?
Many cities are not resilient to disasters, and with human-caused climate change creating more extreme weather, those infrastructures will be threatened even more, says Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness

  December 13, 2017

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

  December 9, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Southern California
TRNN's Climate Crisis Bureau speaks to leading experts to examine how climate change has contributed to the worst wildfire season ever recorded in California

  December 7, 2017

EPA's Pruitt Pushed Through Directive Favoring Polluters, Lawsuit Says
Center for Biological Diversity sues the Environmental Protection Agency over the refusal to release documents regarding a new directive limiting the agency's ability to settle lawsuits

  December 3, 2017

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

  December 5, 2017

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal's Agenda
The Founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark Magana, discusses why he testified at the EPA's Clean Power Plan repeal hearing and how Latino children are 40% more likely to die from asthma in the U.S.

  December 2, 2017

Coal Mining Families Say 'No' to Repealing Clean Power Plan
The EPA held its only public hearing on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia--but even in coal country, there was a lot of support for keeping the Obama-era regulation, says Liz Perera, Director of Climate Policy for the Sierra Club

  November 30, 2017

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

  November 26, 2017

Activists Crash Press Conference to Challenge Trudeau on Climate Policy
Former Trudeau supporters Hayley Zacks and Jake Hubley were arrested after confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his support of the Alberta tar sands and approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, despite posturing as a 'climate crusader'

  November 22, 2017

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill
The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline

  November 20, 2017

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

  November 16, 2017

Report: Investing in Clean Energy Would Boost NY's Economy
A 40% reduction in New York's carbon emissions by 2030 is "extremely ambitious, but it is achievable," says PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin

  November 19, 2017

Is Canada a 'Rogue Nation' on Climate Change?
Canada can't fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany

  November 15, 2017

Is Carbon Trading Just a License to Pollute?
Market-based pollution credit schemes undermine environmental laws and disproportionately affect lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, says Food & Water Watch's Scott Edwards

  November 15, 2017

Dangerous Climate Change is Here and Worse to Come, Major Report Warns
Contributing author to the report for the US Congress, Columbia University climate scientist, Dr. Radley Horton says more extreme weather events will be more common if U.S. doesn't curb use of fossil fuel

  November 28, 2017

Activists Disrupt White House's Pro-Coal Panel at Bonn Climate Summit
Investigative journalist Steve Horn breaks down the special interests behind the Trump administration's pro-fossil fuel presentation at COP23

  November 14, 2017

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

  November 13, 2017

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

  November 12, 2017

Burn Pits and Betrayal: How the U.S. Poisoned its Veterans
As the U.S. marks Veterans Day, the documentary 'Delay, Deny, Hope You Die' explores how the Pentagon and its contractors have neglected soldiers poisoned by toxins on military bases overseas

  November 10, 17

Who Funds the World's Dirtiest Energy Projects?
International big banks are ramping up Alberta oil sands projects even though scientists warn it could spell "game over" for human civilization, says Rainforest Action Network's Alison Kirsch

  November 3, 2017

Climate Emergency: Greenhouse Gas Levels Surge to Historic Levels
A new report from the World Meteorological Organization shows that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at an unprecedented speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years

  November 1, 2017

Indigenous Activists Fight the 'Standing Rock of the North'
The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would run through 518 kilometers of Secwepemc territory. Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society discusses Indigenous activists' struggle to stop the expansion

  November 2, 2017

5 Years Later, Have We Learned from Superstorm Sandy?
For many, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call on the dangers of human-driven climate change and the disparate impact of its effects. On Sandy's fifth anniversary, we discuss whether the lessons have been learned

  October 28, 2017

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year
Pollution causes far more deaths than tobacco, infectious disease or war, and causes 4.6 trillion dollars of economic damage per year, according to a major new study published in the British medical journal The Lancet

  October 26, 2017

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job
Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump's pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal

  October 30, 2017

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way
Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers

  October 29, 2017

TRNN Replay: Senate Okays the Destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Senate, Congressional and Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more climate change disasters

  October 20, 2017

Puerto Rico Needs Water, But Trump Claims Success
Over 30% of Puerto Ricans still do not have access to clean water one month after Hurricane Maria, but today President Trump gave the federal response a perfect score

  October 20, 2017

California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens
A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys' fees. 'It could not have gone any better,' says Todd Paglia, executive director of and a defendant in the case

  October 18, 2017

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 2/2)
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling talk about how climate action, public awareness, and adaptation planning could lessen the impact of California forest fires

  October 18, 2017

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US
James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall

  October 19, 2017

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 1/2)
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives

  October 17, 2017

Climate Change and Fire Suppression Fuel Deadliest Blazes in California History
Professor Matthew Hurteau says 100 years of fire suppression and human-caused climate change are fueling California's historic wildfires

  October 14, 2017

In Historic Step, Banking Giant Cuts Ties With Tar Sands
Greenpeace's Keith Stewart discusses the huge step by BNP Paribas to move away from tar sands and divest from 'the dirtiest project on the planet'

  October 12, 2017

Clean Energy is a 'Powerful Engine of Job Opportunity'
Contrary to what EPA chief Scott Pruitt says, investing in clean energy 'is an enormous source of job creation relative to maintaining our fossil fuel economy,' says economist Bob Pollin

  October 13, 2017

'Unprecedented' California Wildfires: 21 Dead, More than 500 Missing
Despite studies linking increasing wildfires to climate change, the Trump administration scrapped an important Obama-era climate regulation this week--just as deadly wildfires spread across Northern California

  October 11, 2017

Better Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Money
Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness questions why we spend so much money on relief when there are much greater cost savings in disaster mitigation

  October 13, 2017

Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Back Coal
EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared 'the war on coal is over,' but the loss of coal jobs had nothing to do with the Clean Power Plan, and repealing it is simply a 'shameful giveaway to profit-driven polluters,' says Food & Water Watch's Wenonah Hauter

  October 10, 2017

Trump's EPA to Roll Back Obama's Clean Power Plan
EPA head Scott Pruitt's decision has been called a handout to profit-driven polluters that sacrifices the future of the planet

  October 9, 2017

Trump Moves to Repeal Climate Rules Despite Extreme Weather
The Trump administration is set to rescind the regulations, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power stations, despite a scientific consensus linking recent devastating storms to climate change

  October 7, 2017

People Power Defeats an Oil Pipeline in Canada
Indigenous and environmental groups are celebrating TransCanada's cancellation of the Energy East tar sands pipeline, and setting their sights on the next fight

  October 5, 2017

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

  October 5, 2017

New Study Says Extreme Climate Change Preventable
Oxford University climate scientist Richard Millar says right-wing climate deniers have misrepresented his research, and that the 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit is not yet a geophysical impossibility

  October 4, 2017

Trump Pushes Coal and Wants the Public to Pay For It
Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's new proposal would change US energy landscape for the worse

  October 3, 2017

Trump Refuses to Address Gun Control After Worst Mass Shooting in US History
Few details have emerged about the shooter, identified as local resident Stephen Paddock

  October 2, 2017

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

  September 30, 2017

Will Harvey Disaster Relief Go to Climate Polluters?
Many are concerned that most of the aid will go toward Texas businesses--including the fossil fuel industry, which contributed to the climate-change related catastrophe in the first place. TRNN speaks with Reggie James, director of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter

  September 30, 2017

Flint's Lead Water Caused a 'Horrifying' 58% Increase in Miscarriages
A new study on the Flint water crisis, co-authored by Dr. David Slusky, finds that fertility rates decreased by 12% and fetal death rates increased by 58% compared to other cities in Michigan

  September 28, 2017

Workers Must be in the Driver's Seat to Combat Climate Crisis
The labor movement needs to provide a clear analysis of who is responsible for climate change, so that the powerful don't take advantage of crises to blame "the other," explains Sarita Gupta, the executive director of Jobs With Justice

  October 1, 2017

Is Climate Change the Real Job Killer?
If trade unionists truly want to protect jobs, they must address the effects of climate change on labor, says Joe Uehlein, president of the Labor Network for Sustainability

  September 27, 2017

Germany's Angela Merkel: The World's Eco-Villain?
As Germany gets ready for parliamentary elections this Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's reputation as an environmentalist is being called in question by activist and author George Monbiot

  September 22, 2017

After Maria 'Obliterates' Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more disasters

  September 22, 2017

New Clean Energy & Jobs Campaigns Launches With Less Ambitious Goal
Some advocates question why a new green jobs proposal is only demanding 50% renewable energy by 2030

  September 20, 2017

Real Media: UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data
A report commissioned by 'Talk Fracking' analyzes the latest peer-reviewed fracking science and questions a 4-year-old report that UK conservatives rely on to push through their fracking agenda

  September 23, 2017

Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP's War on Climate Science
Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey explains that the Koch brothers have used their enormous wealth to force Republicans to toe the line on climate change denial

  September 19, 2017

How Florida's Native Americans Predicted and Survived Hurricanes
Betty Osceola, a member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan, shared several stories about her family's own experiences dealing with hurricanes and tornadoes in South Florida

  September 13, 2017

Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis?
The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  September 11, 2017

Puerto Rico Drowning in Debt: Irma Deepens the Crisis
Mark Weisbrot says debt cancellation and restructuring will be the only answer to rebuild Puerto Rico

  September 8, 2017

Humanity's 'Carbon Budget' is Smaller Than Generally Believed
Professor Michael Mann discusses a new study showing that the IPCC has underestimated global warming in the industrial era

  September 7, 2017

Are Irma-like Super Storms the 'New Normal'?
Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann explains that a business-as-usual scenario will lead to increasingly devastating storms

  September 7, 2017

Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador: Benefitted from Dumping Oil Beyond Saving Money
A study of the Texaco-Chevron oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study's author

  September 5, 2017

Media Downplays Millions Affected by Climate Change-Linked Floods in Asia
Over 1200 people have been killed in rains that have inundated a third of Bangladesh along with portion of India, Nepal and Pakistan

  September 1, 2017

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities
As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come

  August 31, 2017

What Happened to Veterans for Standing Rock?
The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline- the valuation of elite property over the lives of oppressed classes - is ongoing, says Marine Corp veteran Michael Wood

  September 4, 2017

Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis
As storms hit the U.S. and South Asia, investigative journalist Christian Parenti says we have the laws and technology to protect humanity from climate disaster, but we need to rip away the veil of the 'free market'

  August 30, 2017

Texas Organizer: Harvey Disproportionately Affects Low-Income People of Color
While 'some of the city may return to normal, an entire different section just won't have that capacity,' says organizer Yvette Arellano

  August 30, 2017

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

  August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change
Millions face flooding as the nation's 4th largest city faces another week of rain

  August 28, 2017

DAPL Company Levels RICO Charges Against Greenpeace
Are RICO charges part of a new corporate playbook to suppress opposition from environmentalists? TRNN speaks to Greenpeace USA General Counsel Thomas Wetterer

  September 5, 2017

Progressive California Mayor Who Took On Big Oil Takes Movement Statewide
Two-term former Mayor of Richmond, California, who co-founded the Richmond Progressive Alliance, seeks to spread her success taking on big oil and fighting for progressive policies throughout the State of California.

  August 27, 2017

Sandy-Level Hurricanes May Occur Every Five Years Due to Climate Change
Leading climatologist Benjamin Horton talks about recent reports from NASA and NOAA showing increasingly higher global temperatures, and explains why the dangerous human-caused trend could spell disaster

  August 27, 2017

Exxon Mobil Knew But Hid the Links Between Oil and Catastrophic Climate Change
Leading expert on the climate denier playbook, Naomi Oreskes, discusses her groundbreaking new study and larger story of disinformation and doubt about climate change that has been promoted in U.S. for almost three decades

  August 28, 2017

Maryland Legislators Push Bill for 100% Renewables by 2035
TRNN speaks to lawmakers and activists about the new proposal, and the opposition it is likely to face

  August 25, 2017

Litigation Stops 'Potentially Devastating' Fracking Gas Pipeline in New York State
Moneen Nasmith, attorney for Earthjustice, talks about the importance of stopping the Constitution Pipeline, which would have transported fracking gas from Pennsylvania and affected 251 waterways, along with many other environmental impacts

  August 23, 2017

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

  August 20, 2017

Taxpayers Pay Cost for Coal Companies to Pollute
Dalal Aboulhosn, the Sierra Club's Deputy Legislative Director for Land and Water, says EPA Director Scott Pruitt is ignoring true costs and benefits in his support for coal companies' "bottom line"

  August 22, 2017

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

  August 15, 2017

Endangered Species Act Under Attack As Extinction Crisis Hits U.S.
William Snape III of the Center for Biological Diversity says "special interests" are pushing Republicans to roll back regulations that have been successful at protecting wildlife and natural habitat

  August 13, 2017

Federal Court Nixes Environmental Law Trump Actually Supports
William Snape III, of The Center for Biological Diversity, discusses US Court of Appeals overturning of EPA ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which are thousands of times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide

  August 11, 2017

U.S. Pipelines Spill 9,000 Gallons of Dangerous Chemicals a Day
Leading anti-pipeline campaigner Diana Best discusses hearings in Nebraska that may mark Keystone XL's last stand and a new Greenpeace warning that four proposed Tar Sands oil pipelines threaten water resources

  August 10, 2017

Native American Tribes Continue Fight to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline
EarthJustice Attorney Jan Hasselman, an attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux, discusses a brief filed this week to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline's operation

  August 9, 2017

Scientists Leak Government Climate Report, Avoiding Trump's Censorship
A leaked US government report directly undermines President Trump's climate change denial just as the Department of Agriculture has started to censor the language of climate science

  August 9, 2017

EPA Calls Off Delay of Obama-Era Smog Regulations
Earthjustice attorney Seth Johnson, who worked on litigation against the EPA, says that this retreat is a victory for public health - but that there is still work to be done

  August 4, 2017

Portland Pledges To Defend Ban on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects
City Council votes to appeal overturn of their historic ban of all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Nick Caleb, Staff Attorney at the Center for Sustainable Economy says local governments should be able to protect residents from dangers of fossil fuels

  August 4, 2017

Coal Power Plants are the Largest Source of Toxic Water Contamination
Director of Beyond Coal Campaign at Sierra Club, Mary Anne Hitt, discusses Trump administration's assault on environmental regulations that protect drinking water and health from coal plant wastewater dumping and how activists organize against them

  August 5, 2017

How Much Will Methane From Thawing Permafrost Speed Up Global Warming?
Methane "seeps" on the tundra may be more problematic than previously thought, according to a new report co-authored by Torsten Sachs, a researcher at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Germany

  August 6, 2017

Is Extreme Heat the New Normal?
The Real News team spoke with first responders and science and medial experts in Arizona, where high temperatures have grounded planes and significantly increased health emergencies

  July 26, 2017

First Six Months of 2017 Marked By Wildfires and 'Extremely Remarkable' Warmth
Leading climate scientist Michael Mann sees a clear link between climate change and the devastating wildfires of 2017

  July 23, 2017

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Loophole for Big Polluters in Texas
Environmental groups filed five lawsuits against the EPA after state records showed the oil and gas industry illegally emitted 500 million pounds of pollutants but were only fined 3% of the 25,000 pollution incidents

  July 29, 2017

Biological Annihilation: Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Under Way
Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction event, posing a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization," says a new study co-authored by Professor Gerardo Ceballos at the University of Mexico

  August 1, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat
About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon

  July 21, 2017

Big Oil Overturns Portland's Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban
Portland's first-of-its-kind zoning ordinance, which banned new fossil fuel projects within city limits and prevented existing facilities from expanding, was overturned under pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association

  July 21, 2017

Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'
Leading climate scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting

  July 23, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk
With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp

  July 20, 2017

Lancashire Community 'Put Their Bodies On the Line' to Protest UK Fracking Site
Anti-fracking activists have joined the local community in Lancashire for a 'rolling resistance' month of direct action protests, after the UK government overruled the local government's ban on fracking

  July 15, 2017

Massive Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica: How Worried Should We Be?
The iceberg, which is about the size of Delaware, is an important reminder that ice on Earth is changing--and not just in Antarctica, says Dr. Twila Moon, a glacial expert with the National Snow and Ice Data Center

  July 13, 2017

World's Largest Tuna Company Commits to Major Fishing Reforms
Greenpeace USA's Ocean Director John Hocevar discusses the success of an intense two-year campaign to reform Thai Union's fishing practices, and what the big victory means for oceans on the brink of collapse

  July 11, 2017

Jerry Brown: Climate Champion or Big Oil Ally?
California Gov. Jerry Brown poses as an anti-Trump climate-change savior, but his policies support Big Oil's agenda, says Adam Scow, California director at Food & Water Watch

  July 12, 2017

Has the Environmental Movement Failed? A Conversation with Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection

  July 10, 2017

David Suzuki: Independent Media Like The Real News are Vital in the Battle Against Climate Change
Stay tuned for the full interview with renowned environmental activist David Suzuki, coming Monday

  July 7, 2017

How G20 Governments are Financing Climate Disaster
The G20 nations provide four times more public financing to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a new report from Oil Change International's Alex Doukas

  July 7, 2017

Court Orders Trump's EPA to Enforce Obama-Era Methane Rules
The NRDC's David Doniger says the court ruling is a setback for EPA head Scott Pruitt's efforts to deregulate the fossil fuel industry

  July 6, 2017

Coastal Cities Unprepared for Major Floods As Sea Levels Rise
The Trump Administration is making it even harder for coastal cities to defend themselves against increased flooding brought about by climate change, says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University

  June 20, 2017

The Need for a Sense of Urgency About War and the Climate Crisis: Katie Halper Interviews Paul Jay
The host of the Katie Halper Show and Paul Jay discuss Trump's plans for confrontation with Iran and the existential threat of the climate crisis

  June 19, 2017

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

  June 19, 2017

Sea Level Rise due to Global Warming Threatens Vancouver
Deborah Carlson of WCEL explains the consequences of sea level rise for Vancouver and what local actions are being taken to counter the threat

  June 12, 2017

Trump's Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong
Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost "a vast fortune" and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog

  June 13, 2017

National Day of Action Against Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal
Sierra Club's Michael Brune and's Thanu Yakupitiyage discuss how states, cities and the private sector are stepping up in response to the President's regressive environmental policies

  June 9, 2017

Trump's Proposed Sale of Petroleum Reserves Will Benefit Oil Companies
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says that oil companies are pushing for a sell-off or privatization of the strategic petroleum reserves, from which they would benefit

  June 11, 2017

Trump's Energy Policies Attack Vulnerable Communities
Our expert panel discusses the fallout from the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and examines how deregulation limits opportunities for job growth

  June 7, 2017

Estimates of Sea Level Rise by 2100 Have Tripled in the Past Few Years
Environmental activist Peter Sinclair examines the growing threat of sea level rise

  June 26, 2017

Arctic Climate Warming Twice as Fast As Anywhere Else
Prof. Subhankar Banerjee, Editor of "Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point," talks about the effect President Trump's climate policies will have on the Arctic and on the rest of the planet

  June 4, 2017

200,000 Rally For Climate Justice in DC
On Trumps hundredth day, marchers across the country demand an end to fossil fuel regime

  May 7, 2017

Canadian Logging Giant Attempts to Silence Critics Using Anti-Mafia Law
Todd Paglia, Executive Director of Stand.Earth, discusses a $300 million lawsuit brought against his environmental organization and Greenpeace by Resolute Forest Products under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act

  May 29, 2017

Exxon Climate Change Cover Up: What Did Exxon and CEO Rex Tillerson Know and What Did They Do About It?
Rex Tillerson now acknowledges climate change science, but as CEO of Exxon Mobile did he do anything about it? The New York State Attorney General wants to know says Investigative journalist David Hasemeyer

  May 26, 2017

So Goes Nature So Goes Us
Leading conservationist, Jamie Rappaport Clark speaks about the dangerous levels of species extinction and deforestation

  May 22, 2017

CO2 Emissions Decline in India and China
Climate scientist Bill Hare says that China's and India's moves towards renewable energy could counter the negative effects of the Trump administration's climate policies

  May 18, 2017

Britain's Plans to Fight Air Pollution is "Weak and Incoherent"
James Thornton of Client Earth explains that Britain has one of the worst records in air pollution in Europe and the government's plan of "malign neglect" will do nothing to reverse this

  May 15, 2017

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

  May 15, 2017

Tillerson Agrees Climate Change Is Hurting The Arctic, Contradicting Trump Admin Policies
The Secretary of State stopped short of linking climate change to human activity, when he signed the Fairbanks Document this week in Alaska. But Janet Redmond of Oil Change International says the Trump Administration is still denying the urgency of the warming planet

  May 13, 2017

New Campaign Urges People "Off Fossil Fuels" In Their Own Communities
With federal environmental protections and regulations under attack by the Trump Administration, Food and Water Watch is launching a new effort to take the fight protecting the environment to states and towns

  May 12, 2017

Bill McKibben: Inevitable Renewable Energy Will Win
Founder of discusses how we need to fight Trump and build on what we want at the same time

  May 12, 2017

Climate Change Particularly Affects Communities of Color
Judith Howell of the SEIU talks about how communities of color are particularly affected by climate change

  May 6, 2017

Climate Change Affects Fisheries
Bren Smith of Greenwave talks about how fisheries are dwindling because of overfishing and climate change - we can reverse this while also creating jobs

  May 5, 2017

Carbon Pollution and Water - An Intimate Connection
Chris Wilke explains how carbon pollution and other forms of water pollution affect our lives

  May 5, 2017

Donald Trump & Theresa May Spell Climate Disaster say UK Protesters
UK protesters demand a million climate jobs, a halt to fracking and divestment from fossil fuels

  May 3, 2017

Climate March: Carbon Concentration is Far Above Tolerable Levels
Coal mining represents a move backwards, both in terms of its impact on the climate and on the miners

  May 1, 2017

Climate March: Dismantling of National Monuments Threatens Native American Tribes
Faith Spotted Eagle explains how the Missouri River is at risk with the Trump administration's dismantling of the National Monuments policy

  May 1, 2017

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

  April 29, 2017

Watch Our D.C. People's Climate March Coverage
Check here for updates as we continue to post more videos for the PCM

  April 29, 2017

Jean-Michel Cousteau: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Jean-Michel Cousteau at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Nicole Hernandez Hammer: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Nicole Hernandez Hammer at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Mustafa Santiago Ali: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Mustafa Santiago Ali at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Jamie Henn: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Jamie Henn at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Aaron Mair: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Aaron Mair at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Reverend Calls Trump Administration 'Sinful'
At the People's Climate March, Rev. Fletcher Harper of Green Faith explains how his interfaith environmental group is mobilizing to protect the Earth

  April 29, 2017

Jackie Savitz: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Rev Jackie Savitz at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Sierra Club to Take Trump Administration to Court
At the People's Climate March, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune tells TRNN they are fighting every attempt to roll back environmental regulations

  April 29, 2017

Vien Truong: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Vien Truong at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Trip Van Noppen: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Trip Van Noppen at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Michael Leon Guerrero: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Michael Leon-Guerrero at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Nolan Gould: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Nolan Gould at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Sofia Black-D'Elia: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Sofia Black-D'Elia at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Dr. Ira Helfand: Risk of Nuclear War Increases With Climate Change
TRNN interviews Dr. Ira Helfand at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Alex Doukas: People's Climate March
TRNN interviews Alex Doukas at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

U.S. Senators Vow Against Climate Change
Kim Brown interviews interviews Sen. Edward J. Markey and Sen. Jeff Merkley at the People's Climate March

  April 29, 2017

Polluted Water Is Making Native Americans Sick
Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations' Spiritual leader, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, to President: "Honor the Treaties"

  April 29, 2017

Trump Worst Admin for Indigenous Peoples Since 1880s
Joye Braun one of original #NoDAPL protesters says Tribal Peoples are rising up globally

  April 29, 2017

Rapid Renewable Transition Possible and Necessary
Ashik Siddique of The Climate Mobilization, at People's Climate March, says some states are already keeping fossil fuels in the ground

  April 29, 2017

Clean Energy Revolution Can Succeed Despite Trump
Rianna Eckel of Food & Water Watch Maryland says everyone can organize in their communities for 100% renewable energy

  April 29, 2017

This Is the Crisis of Our Century
Massachusetts protesters on why people have to push Trump Admin on climate change action

  April 29, 2017

How to Put People Back to Work with a Green Transition
Chris Woolery of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth discusses empowering workers and communities with renewable energy

  April 29, 2017

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

  April 29, 2017

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

  April 29, 2017

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

  April 29, 2017

Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization (pt. 2)
Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard

  April 29, 2017

Climate Change is a Public Health Threat
Leading public health doctor, Georges C. Benjamin says Climate Change is making Americans sick

  April 29, 2017

Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization
Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard

  April 28, 2017

Just How Environmental Are Canada's Environmental Policies?
Tzeporah Berman, the Executive Director of PowerUp Canada, explains that the Trudeau's government's environmental policies are an important improvement over the previous government, but it is far from enough

  April 29, 2017

Environmental InJustice: The Poisoning of East Chicago (Extended Version)
Lead in the water. Arsenic in the soil. East Chicago residents sound off on representatives from EPA and HUD, about how their community resources were contaminated for decades by industry.

  April 28, 2017

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

  April 28, 2017

Former Astronaut: Can't Hide Climate Data
Leland Melvin says we must use science to ensure our children's future

  April 27, 2017

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point

  April 27, 2017

Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues?
Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator, argues that environmental issues don't reach politicians' radar because they disproportionately affect poor communities and because big donors don't want them to

  April 27, 2017

Countdown to People's Climate March
TRNN caught up with Bill Nye at the March for Science on Earth Day

  April 26, 2017

Renewable Energy Can Create Jobs, Reduce Greenhouse Gases, and Lower Energy Costs
Basav Sen, of the Institute for Policy Studies, presents an analysis of the many benefits of renewable energy

  April 26, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science Draws Many Thousands Worldwide
Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters

  April 23, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science draws many thousands worldwide
Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters. Here's what happened at the flagship march in DC

  April 22, 2017

Earth Day Actions Take on Trump's War on Science
As President Trump rolls back environmental regulations, Scientists, Doctors and Environmentalists inaugurate first ever March for Science in huge global event. Janet Redman of Oil Change USA explains the damage the Trump administration is doing.

  April 22, 2017

The March for Science Seeks to Put Science on Government's Agenda
Given the Trump administration's attacks on science, the April 22 March for Science hopes give science the attention it deserves in government, says Trina Coleman of the National Society of Black Physicists

  April 21, 2017

Trump Administration Is Removing Climate Change Research from Government Websites
Victoria Herrmann of the Arctic Institute explains how her research and that of others have been removed from government websites and this is happening at the worst possible moment for climate change research

  April 16, 2017

What's Causing the Winter Haze in China?
Attempts to slow down the existing conditions with emission reduction legislation and return of Eurasia sea ice will take substantial amount of time says Professor Yuhang Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology

  April 11, 2017

Northern Cheyenne Challenge Trump Over Coal Mining
Jace Killsback, President of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and Jenny Harbine of Earth Justice talk about the impact the lifting of the coal mining moratorium will have on communities and on climate change

  April 12, 2017

Congress' Assault on Climate Science Heats Up
Dr Michael Mann who appeared as witness at Congressional climate change Hearing says Scientists upcoming March on Washington unprecedented

  April 7, 2017

Oil Industry Misleading Shareholders on Future Fossil Fuel Demand, Report Says
Greenpeace's Charlie Kronick says companies are providing investors with flawed assessments about the development of green technologies and possibly of government intervention in climate change - Two-Part Interview

  March 31, 2017

Climate Catastrophe Is Here: 2016 Hottest Year on Record
Dr. Michael Mann emphasizes says we are already seeing global impacts; within one to two decades we are on track for an iceless Arctic

  March 26, 2017

Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
Dr. Michael Mann says the way climate change affects the jet stream is intensifying and increasing the regional scale of droughts and flooding

  March 27, 2017

Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change
NAACP's Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren't sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back

  March 22, 2017

Trump Fills the Swamp with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says federal agencies are now being staffed by advocates of clean coal, expanded fossil fuel drilling, and hunting of endangered animals

  March 15, 2017

Portions of Keystone XL, Dakota Access Built By Oligarch Who Helped Bring Putin to Power
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the steel used in the construction of the pipelines will be produced in the US or Canada, but nonetheless will be owned by foreign multinationals

  March 14, 2017

Trump's EPA Cuts Would Gut Programs for Hazardous Waste Cleanup
The administration's attacks on environmental regulation will expose low-income communities of color to greater levels of pollution, says Environmental Integrity Project Executive Director Eric Schaeffer

  March 8, 2017

Building Pipelines Leads to Growth - Not in Jobs, But Carbon Emissions
TRNN's Dimitri Lascaris says despite their difference in style, Trudeau and Trump share the same support for disastrous climate/fossil fuel policy

  March 8, 2017

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming
Dr. Alan Robock says there's an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels - but the situation is not irreversible

  March 5, 2017

Defending the Climate in the Age of Trump
Centre for Sustainable Economy's Ted Gleichman says we need to see the fossil fuel industry as a rogue industry that can no longer be considered just another normal part of the economy

  March 25, 2017

Global Warming is a Public Health Nightmare
Environmental health pioneer Gary Cohen says increased rates of asthma, infectious disease, and water contamination are about the hazard faced by the global community

  March 1, 2017

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

  February 23, 2017

Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails
Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy

  February 17, 2017

How U.S. States and Cities Can Take on Climate Change in Spite of Trump's Denialism
Daphne Wysham warns that a carbon tax plan proposed by Republican elder statesmen would roll back critically important environmental regulations

  February 10, 2017

Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined
Carbon Tracker Initiative's Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020

  February 10, 2017

Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline
Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

  February 9, 2017

Miami May Not Survive Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise
A trillion-dollar coastal property real estate bubble could burst as sea level rise begins to pose an imminent threat, says's Joseph Romm

  February 9, 2017

EPA Employees Speak Out Against Pruitt and Trump's Anti-Science Agenda
Sierra Club's Jack Darin and PEER's Jeff Ruch say that the workers who toil in anonymity are now on the streets protesting against Trump's nominee and the threats to public and environmental health posed by the administration

  February 8, 2017

Industry-Funded Regulatory Agency Set to Vote on Approving Gas Pipeline and Terminal in Earthquake Zone
Policy advisor Ted Gleichman says the billions spent on the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project in Oregon should be used for creating jobs in renewables instead of a project that will worsen climate-related disasters

  February 3, 2017

Trump Attacks Climate Science to Defend Interests of U.S. Capital
The revolt of Canadian scientists against former prime minister Stephen Harper can serve as a model for U.S. scientists facing Trump's attacks on climate research, says professor Chris Williams

  February 6, 2017

New Republican Strategy: Acknowledge Climate Change, Obscure Human Role
Professor Chris Williams says the definition of climate denial should not be limited to Republican's rejection of scientific fact; it should include the refusal to take the necessary course of action, as exemplified by the Obama presidency

  February 5, 2017

Trump's Cabinet Represents the Fusion of Big Oil and State
Jamie Henn of says we can't just fight Trump; we also must put pressure on state and local officials while challenging the political power of the fossil fuel industry

  February 3, 2017

Maryland House Overrides Republican Governor in Favor of Green Jobs
Chesapeake Climate Action Network's founder says the Clean Energy Jobs Act will continue the greening of Maryland's economy in spite of attempts by the Trump administration to roll back environmental protections

  February 1, 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models
The climate is very capable of changing to another stable state unfavorable to the human species, and this is a real danger of our global experiment with unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions, says Arctic ice specialist David Barber

  February 3, 2017

California Struggles with Groundwater Depletion Following End of Drought
Climate change will result in more rainfall and less snowfall, leading to flooding in the winter and shortages in the summer, says Pacific Institute's Heather Cooley

  February 3, 2017

Doomsday Clock Ticking on Climate Change
Dr. Michael E. Mann says that despite Trump's team's claims, the science is unequivocal: human caused climate change is real and catastrophic

  January 30, 2017

Executive Order on Pipelines Will Benefit Billionaire Trump Donor
Harold Hamm is the CEO of a major fracking company that would see its product flow through the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  January 27, 2017

EPA Grant Freeze Will Thwart New Research and Cost-Effective Policy
Trump is more likely to be successful in rolling back regulations that are in still in the courts or have not reached the federal register instead of those already in place, says Kenneth Gillingham

  January 25, 2017

Greenpeace Activists Unfurl Massive 'Resist' Banner Near White House
The move was in solidarity with Native American tribes and activists the day after President Trump signed executive actions advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, says Greenpeace media officer Cassady Craighill

  January 25, 2017

Thousands Take to the Streets Across the Country to Oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines
Real News speaks to indigenous leaders and environmentalists who gathered in Washington, DC to oppose Trump's decision to revive two massive pipelines

  January 25, 2017

Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Climate Change While Denying Scientific Consensus of Human Responsibility
There's a last-ditch effort by the energy industry to halt a transition from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewables, and it's reflected in Trump's picks to head the EPA and Department of Energy, says Wenonah Hauter

  January 19, 2017

Transmountain Pipeline Approved Despite Lack of Proven Clean Up Protocols
There's no proven way to clean up the toxic diluted bitumen that will travel through Kinder Morgan's pipeline despite B.C. government claims of 'world-class oil spill response,' says DeSmogBlog's Emma Gilchrist

  January 25, 2017

Leading Ocean Researcher Says We Could See An Iceless Arctic in 2017
Dr. Peter Wadhams is predicting sea level rising 1 meter by the end of the century, surpassing the most recent estimates of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  January 23, 2017

Climate Change-Induced Droughts in Africa Spawn Food Shortages, Mass Child Malnutrition
Transnational corporations in pursuit of minerals, oil, and land have sown the seeds of corruption and conflict across the African continent, says environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey

  January 17, 2017

The Planet is Burning Up Because of Corporations Like Those Formerly Led by Rex Tillerson
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was grilled during his confirmation hearing when it came to Putin, but was not asked to reflect the same way on U.S. foreign policy or whether Bush or Obama are war criminals, says CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin

  January 11, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet Begin Next Week
Lindsay Meiman of discusses next Monday's Day Against Denial demonstrations against what some are calling the most fossil fuel-friendly cabinet in history

  January 6, 2017

House Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Legislation that Weakens Gov't Regulatory Agencies
Donald Trump criticized Republican candidates for being the "puppets" of the Koch Brothers, but now he's set to do their bidding if the Senate passes the REIN Act, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  January 9, 2017

No 'Pause' in Global Warming: Oceans Heating Up and Sea Levels Rising at Alarming Pace
UC-Berkeley climate scientist Zeke Hausfather details the findings of a new report that confirms NOAA findings about climate change

  January 10, 2017

Congress Set to Dump Public Lands into the Extractive Industry Feeding Trough
Alan Rowsome of The Wilderness Society says a recent change in a budgetary rule could see federal land handed off for logging and drilling

  January 5, 2017

Paul Jay and Abby Martin Say Goodbye to 2016
TRNN's Senior Editor and the Host of Empire Files discuss the critical events of the year, including Trump's victory, the Sanders breakthrough, and the worsening prospects for federal action on climate change

  December 22, 2016

New Trump Picks to Bring Public Lands and Environmental Regulations to the Corporate Slaughterhouse
Center for Biological Diversity Executive Director Kieran Suckling says ''dark days'' are ahead with South Carolina Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney as head the Office of Management and first term Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke Budget as Department of Interior

  December 21, 2016

Anti-Climate Science Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Trump's Department of Energy
Jason Schwartz of Greenpeace USA discusses former Texas governor Rick Perry's record and how his relationships with oil and gas industries will influence his tenure as Trump's Secretary of Energy

  December 16, 2016

Trump Pick of ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State Would Lead to Corruption and Cronyism
Janet Redman of Oil Change International says we should feel no relief if Rex Tillerson were to divest all his shares and no longer head ExxonMobil

  December 12, 2016

The Billionaire Fossil Fuel Investor Behind Trump's EPA Pick
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says Trump's victory represents the political triumph of climate science skepticism and its powerful influence in the coming administration

  December 12, 2016

Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps's Decision to Halt the #DAPL
On Friday Energy Transfer Partners will ask a federal judge to allow construction to resume immediately

  December 8, 2016

Climate Change is Ravaging Coral Reefs Throughout the World's Oceans
Constructing new coal mines is the wrong response to the historic devastation of this key part of the ocean ecosystem, says Dr. Selina Ward

  December 12, 2016

Trump Picks Leading Climate Denier to Head EPA During Time of Climate Crisis
This year is going to be the hottest on record - and Trump and his cabinet couldn't have come to power at a worse time, says journalist Dahr Jamail

  December 8, 2016

When It Comes to Job Creation, Renewable Energy Outshines Fossil Fuels
Shifting from a brown to a green economy could reduce the unemployment rate and create jobs throughout the country, says PERI's Heidi Garrett-Peltier

  December 19, 2016

Standing Rock Cautiously Optimistic Following Denial of Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline
Responses by Water Protesters in the wake of the decision - Lauretta Prevost and

  December 5, 2016

Climate Scientists Speak Out Against Trump's Plans to Cut NASA Funding
Dr. Kevin Trenberth is among the many who signed an open letter calling on President-elect Trump not to cut funding for research or censor scientists

  December 9, 2016

The #NoDAPL Struggle in the Context of 500 Years of Indigenous Genocide
Native American historians Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss the historic role of Native American veterans, the significance of the growing movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and what a Trump presidency could mean for native struggles

  December 2, 2016

The Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline Undaunted by Threats of Evictions and Fines
With two thousand veterans expected to join the opposition to the pipeline, Water Protectors say they remain resilient despite eviction orders

  November 29, 2016

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

  November 28, 2016

Trump's Energy Policy: More Shale Gas and a Return to Coal
Janet Redman of Oil Change International says Trump has rejected 'Just Transition' policies as well as clean energy investment that would improve our environment and create jobs

  November 25, 2016

Exclusive Video: #noDAPL Protestors Share Experiences of Police Repression
Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions

  November 21, 2016

Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Protectors in Standing Rock
TRNN reports from Standing Rock, North Dakota with an on-the-ground look at the repression facing the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline

  November 21, 2016

Sustainability, Just Transition Key to Successful Climate Efforts
From COP22, ITUC's Sharon Burrow discusses the role of organized labor in achieving a zero-carbon world

  November 21, 2016

Canadian Youth Struggle to be Heard at COP22
At COP22, representatives of Canada's Youth Delegation demand that Justin Trudeau honor his commitment to be the "Minister of Youth."

  November 18, 2016

Canada's Indigenous Peoples Contribute Least to Global Warming While Suffering From It the Most
At COP22, AFN Regional Chief for Manitoba, Kevin Hart, discusses humanity's urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.

  November 18, 2016

Standing Rock Visited by Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
November 15, 2016 marked a national day of action against the the Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit Lauretta Prevost, Mirrors and Hammers,

  November 18, 2016

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement
Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts

  November 18, 2016

As National Governments Procrastinate on Climate Action, Sub-National Governments Fill the Void
At COP22, the Environment Minister of the Australian Capital Territory describes his state's ambitious climate action plan.

  November 17, 2016

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Elephant that Refuses to Leave the Room at COP22
Speaking from Morocco, Adam Scott of Oil Change International discusses the ongoing failure of governments around the world to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

  November 17, 2016

Indigenous Leaders and Organized Labor Unite to Demand Action on Climate Change
At COP22, David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers discusses the joint efforts of organized labour and indigenous leaders to achieve climate justice.

  November 17, 2016

Clean Energy: The Force that Politics Cannot Constrain
At COP22, Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, explains that President-elect Trump is powerless to stop the global transition to renewable energy

  November 16, 2016

Not a Done Deed: Trump Will Face Legal Barriers in Attempts to Approve Keystone XL
TRNN Replay: The environmental movement is up against great odds, but its previous victories in denying the project should encourage it to renew a sense of solidarity and continue struggle against pipelines

  November 17, 2016

TRNN at COP22: Donald Trump's Climate Change Denialism Is About to Collide With Geopolitical Reality
Environmental lawyer Clare Lakewood discusses the legal and political obstacles to Donald Trump's abandonment of U.S. commitments under the Paris climate accord.

  November 15, 2016

TRNN at COP22: After Donald Trump, Will the 'COP of Action' Become Just Another COP of Inaction?
Hoda Baraka of discusses the implications of Donald Trump's victory for the first climate conference after the Paris Accord.

  November 15, 2016

Native Women Bring Shovels to North Dakota Cemetery to Highlight the Destruction of Sacred Sites
As the Army Corps of Engineers again delays a decision over the Dakota Access pipeline, we look at the ongoing native-lead resistance against it. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,,

  November 15, 2016

Dependence on Negative Emission Technologies Could Undermine Efforts to Phase Out Fossil Fuels
The major problem with climate change is that the global response that's needed must move faster than the timeframe for evaluating the scientific data, says Professor Kevin Anderson

  November 16, 2016

Climate Scientist Michael Mann: Trump's Policies Are 'Game Over' for Our Climate
If we do not take the next exit ramp from the fossil fuel highway, we commitment ourselves to dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate, says Dr. Michael Mann

  November 13, 2016

Even if the U.S. Does Not Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Worst Climate Change Scenario Still Ahead
With the right steps in reductions we can keep warming at a tolerable level for 200 years; if not, future societies will be irredeemably condemned, says Dr. Pablo Canziani

  November 17, 2016

Trump Could Kill Key Global Agreements and Domestic Regulations on Climate Change
Oil Change International's Janet Redman says many elected officials and experts are now recalculating what the international community can do on climate change without the United States

  November 11, 2016

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

  November 7, 2016

Presidential Race a Choice Between Levels of Climate Catastrophe
The definition of 'climate denier' should include the states and institutions that are not taking necessary steps to avoid dangerous climate change, says professor Chris Williams

  November 4, 2016

Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline Won't Make it Less Dangerous to the Environment or Climate
President Obama says it should be rerouted, but Greenpeace's Jesse Coleman warns that oil pipelines are inherently unsafe

  November 3, 2016

Who Were the Biggest Polluters in 2016?
PERI's James K. Boyce breaks down the findings in this year's Top 100 Polluters Index

  November 21, 2016

Green the Church Summit: Bringing Race, Religion and Environmental Justice Together
Last week, church leaders from around the country met in Baltimore, MD for a two-day conference that aims to anchor today's social and environmental movements within the church as a way of providing meaning and purpose to the upswell

  November 1, 2016

Civil Rights Leaders, Celebrities Show Solidarity at Front Lines of Standing Rock Protests
Water protectors say media presence brings attention to their struggle. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,,

  November 1, 2016

Jihan Hafiz Reports on the Brutal Police Crackdown at Standing Rock
TRNN takes you to the front lines of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, after authorities violently clear Native encampments

  October 27, 2016

Police Violently Clearing Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters
In breaking news, correspondent Jihan Hafiz says police are shooting live ammunition at horses and horse riders

  October 27, 2016

Wall Street Saddles Up for a Hillary Clinton Presidency
Nomi Prins says just one example of Wall Street influence in running the government is Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, he was former Citigroup COO and former Deputy Secretary of State under Clinton and Chief of Staff at the White House

  October 31, 2016

Alt-Right Smear Strategies of 2016 Resemble 'Climategate'
Peter Sinclair of says there's similar tactics in both the attempts to discredit climate scientists and the culture of the Alt-Right

  October 31, 2016

How Voters Can Shape the Battle for Climate Justice
Progressives can lay the groundwork for the fight under the next administration by not voting for climate deniers, says Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America

  November 3, 2016

Broken Treaties Central to the Injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline
As water protectors occupy unceded tribal lands, experts detail the treaties violated by the US government that have enabled the Dakota Access Pipeline. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,,

  October 25, 2016

Transitioning to Clean Energy Would Create More Jobs than Fossil Fuels
Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economic Research Institute explains how the Solyndra controversy overshadows the enormous success of government investment in clean energy

  October 31, 2016

The Industrial Agricultural System is Limiting Food Access and Driving Climate Change
Kirtana Chandraeskaran of Friends of the Earth International explains why the UN Conference on World Food Security stopped short of recognizing that the industrial food sector is the greatest agricultural contributor to climate change

  October 25, 2016

A Just Transition for Fossil Fuels Workers is Possible
TRNN Replay: PERI co-director Bob Pollin describes his plan that guarantees pensions and wages, shifts workers out of the industry through retirement rather than job losses, and helps the country meet the UN climate goals

  October 24, 2016

Exxon Fighting to Shut Down Investigations Into Company's Foreknowledge of Climate Change
A federal judge ruled the company has a right to discover what evidence the MA Attorney General has on them

  October 19, 2016

HFC Reduction Agreement Is Historic, But No Silver Bullet for Climate Change
It's legally binding and delivers on goals set in Paris, but we need many more of these kinds of agreements in order to meet the 1.5 C target, says Climate Interaction's Andrew Jones

  October 18, 2016

Who are the 'Superpolluters'?
Center for Public Integrity's Jamie Smith Hopkins discusses a study that took a close look at the major emitters of toxic fumes and greenhouse gases

  October 17, 2016

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Opposes Fracking
Wenonah Hauter, author of 'Frackopoly', discusses the election and how some states are fighting fracking harder than the federal government

  October 14, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Attorney: Deliberate Destruction of Sites Should Invalidate Pipeline Permit
Energy Transfer says protests against the pipeline are taking place on private property, but an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux government says the land was long ago given to the tribe in a treaty with the U.S.

  October 12, 2016

Protests Planned at Houston Headquarters of Dakota Access Pipeline Owners
The fight against extractive industries links together indigenous, Global South, and environmental justice communities, says research fellow Yvette Arellano

  October 12, 2016

Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?
The airline industry's emissions are as large as Germany's and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute

  October 12, 2016

Standing up at Standing Rock: Voices from the Encampment
Indigenous people and their allies share why they are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - Lauretta Prevost, Producer, and Lindsay Ofrias, Associate Producer

  October 10, 2016

Paris Climate Agreement Not Strong Enough to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Atmospheric physicist Pablo Canziani explains why the agreement is 'necessary, but not sufficient'

  October 7, 2016

Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Thwart U.S. Compliance with the Paris Agreement
The US has less than a decade to reign in its greenhouse emissions, yet two dozen states plus some energy companies are suing to avoid meeting the proposed standards

  September 30, 2016

Deutsche Bank is Too Big to Fail, Too Big For Big Fines?
The German bank that was at the center of the LIBOR scandal is likely to face upwards of $5 billion in a settlement with the Justice Department, says economist Bill Black

  October 2, 2016

'Managed Decline' of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement
A new report by Oil Change International calls for an end to both the expansion of fossil fuel industry and new fossil fuel infrastructure

  September 29, 2016

US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets
Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint

  September 23, 2016

Trudeau's Liberals Adopt Harper Government's Carbon Targets
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

  September 21, 2016

13 Protestors Removed from Dept. of Interior in Latest Pipeline Protest
The action comes as part of the ongoing movement against the North Dakota Access Pipeline

  September 1, 2016

The Struggle to Defeat Dakota Access Pipeline Goes Global
This week people across the world stood in solidarity with activists in North Dakota as they continue to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and risk arrest

  September 14, 2016

Can Renewables Contain Extreme Weather Conditions?
Transition away from fossil fuels is economically and technologically feasible today through the mass implementation of 100% renewable grids, argues Renewables 100 Policy Institute founder Angelina Galiteva

  September 15, 2016

California Passes Nation's Most Ambitious Climate Legislation, But Will It Succeed?
The California experience thus far with greenhouse gas reduction shows economic growth is possible with regulation, argues Ethan Elkind of the UC Berkeley School of Law

  September 11, 2016

TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston

  September 25, 2016

Oil Companies Seek to Exempt California's Underground Aquifers from Clean Water Act
In the midst of a 5 year drought, a new lawsuit is aiming to force the state and EPA to do environmental assessments about potential threats to drinking water from fracking waste

  September 6, 2016

Not Seen For 1000 Years: Rise in Global Temperatures Ushering In New Epoch
Penn State professor Dr. Michael Mann says he's optimistic on the ability of humans to remedy the current environmental quagmire

  September 2, 2016

Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth's New Geological Era
Ian Angus, author of the new book Facing the Anthropocene, explains the significance of a new epoch marked by an unprecedented level of human impact on the Earth

  September 4, 2016

Study: Increased Pollution Does Not Bring More Jobs
Communities of color are also bearing burden from toxic facilities in large part without receiving the employment benefits, says Michael Ash of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst

  September 6, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights North Dakota Oil Pipeline
Chairman Dave Archambault says it's simply a matter of time before the Dakota Access pipeline leaks, ruining their way of life forever

  August 24, 2016

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

  August 23, 2016

Seismic Testing For Arctic Oil Will Deafen Whales
Chris Williams and Jerry Natanine say the testing will locate new drilling sites for fossil fuels that we shouldn't even be burning

  August 17, 2016

Deadly Wildfires to Grow More Intense, Burn Longer Due to Global Warming
Drought, dead trees, and less snow means fires in the Western U.S. will likely get worse, says Dr. Alyson Kenward from Climate Central

  August 19, 2016

Devastating Floods in Louisiana Are the Sign of Things to Come
Climate scientist Michael Mann: The recent floods in Louisiana, West Virginia, and Ellicott City are becoming the norm

  August 19, 2016

The Dangers of Climate Change Aren't Coming: They're Already Here
Professor Chris Williams says even the U.S. Department of Defense is speaking of climate change in the present tense

  August 14, 2016

One Year After Gold King Spill, Navajo Nation Left With Uncertain Future
Janene Yazzie of the Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association says the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to explain the impact of the Gold King mine wastewater spill on agriculture or ensure a plan for future emergencies

  August 6, 2016

Activists to Call for a Clean Energy Future at the DNC
Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter says the people need to tell the Democratic establishment that it's too late for incremental changes to address the climate crisis

  July 22, 2016

Ending Tax Dodging by Utilities Can Prompt Clean Energy Transition
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies explains how ending subsidies to utilities can help fund clean jobs and clean energy transition.

  July 21, 2016

Countries' Pledges to Cut Emissions Won't Stay Within 2 Degrees Limit Set by UN Paris Agreement
Dr. Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the energy program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, says we need significant transitions in energy production, transportation, and agricultural systems

  July 15, 2016

A Green Transition Can Preserve the Livelihood of Workers
PERI's Robert Pollin tells Paul Jay that a just transition for those who work in the fossil fuel sector is not only necessary, it's possible

  July 14, 2016

US Scientific Societies Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Dr. Rush Holt of the AAAS explains how the inaction on emissions reduction and support of climate adaptation is due to prevailing ideologies and lack of the dispersal of information, not to a lack of research

  July 8, 2016

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

  August 1, 2016

Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction

  June 30, 2016

Extreme Heatwaves, More Wildfires, and Dying Trees
Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, discusses the link to climate change, and why he is still optimistic

  June 26, 2016

Why Big Oil and Gas Get Exclusive Access to Public Lands as Low as $1.50 an Acre
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn discusses how Tim DeChristopher's 2008 act of civil disobedience triggered a response by the oil and gas industries to move to online restrictive bidding

  June 19, 2016

Will Cap and Trade Limit the Success of Ontario's Climate Action Plan?
Patrick DeRochie and Mark Winfield discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the plan, including the cap-and-trade regime, in reducing the Canadian province's greenhouse gas emissions

  June 15, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (2/2)
Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor continue their discussion over whether economies can grow while simultaneously reducing their greenhouse gas emissions

  June 3, 2016

Washington, D.C. Echoes a Growing Call to #KeepItInTheGround
1,300 people marched in the nation's capital this past weekend as part of a global push to divest from fossil fuels

  May 18, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (1/2)
Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor discuss whether ecological sustainability and economic growth can be achieved simultaneously

  June 2, 2016

Keystone XL Pipeline Lessons Fuel Mass Anti-Extraction Rallies
Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb explains how relationships between unlikely allies are at the center of defeating Big Oil

  May 10, 2016

Carbon-Free Energy Systems At Our Fingertips
Transition to large scale carbon-free systems will require strong government intervention, says Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of the Sussex Energy Group

  May 9, 2016

Will the Paris Agreement Save the Earth?
Chris Williams says that most countries have no objection to signing the agreement because the bar is set so low and there are no legal ramifications for not implementing it

  April 22, 2016

Oil Drilling Underway Inside the Yasuni National Park of Amazonian Ecuador
Antonia Juhasz says that the Ecuadorian government is planning another 300 wells inside the ITT area and are partnering with several Chinese companies to drill in the region to pay off debt to the Chinese government

  April 22, 2016

Why BP's $20 Billion Settlement is Business as Usual in the Gulf of Mexico
Antonia Juhasz analyses the lasting devastation from the spill in the Gulf and the renewed commitments to offshore drilling

  April 20, 2016

How the EPA Allowed Oil and Gas Companies to Contaminate Our Drinking Water
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn't even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Clean Air Act provided by the IOGCC

  April 15, 2016

Sanders' Climate Change Plan Endorsed by Economists Studying Carbon Tax Initiatives
TRNN Replay: Mark Paul of the University of Massachusetts Amherst says Sanders' plan is consistent with the IPCC's recommendation to reduce emissions by 40 percent, while Clinton's is more rhetoric

  April 14, 2016

Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?
Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions - can this feat be replicated elsewhere?

  April 11, 2016

Greenpeace Activist Who Confronted Clinton Speaks
Eva Resnick-Day rejects Clinton's denial of fossil fuel funding's influence on her campaign

  April 2, 2016

Why Red States Aren't Denying Climate Change Anymore
Some Texas towns have aggressively pursued renewable energy but face deep opposition from Big Oil

  March 25, 2016

Hundreds Protest Obama Administration's Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling in Gulf
Climate activists say that US government and Big Oil both profit from offshore drilling lease while ordinary people pay the price

  March 24, 2016

Reducing Carbon Emissions Won't Halt Economic Growth
PERI's Robert Pollin says that at COP21, officials missed the opportunity to promote investment in the green economy, which would reduce poverty by creating jobs

  March 18, 2016

Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming
Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change

  March 18, 2016

Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming
Michael Mann, author of Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, discusses the report that details the link between unprecedented storms and human-caused climate change

  March 18, 2016

Offshore Drilling Off the Table in the Atlantic, but What about the Gulf and the Arctic?
The Obama administration's ban on offshore drilling will aid reaching the Paris climate change targets, say environmentalist Sierra Weaver of Southern Environmental Law Center and Michael LeVine of Oceana

  March 17, 2016

Small is Beautiful: We Don't Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources
PERI's Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future

  March 14, 2016

The Life and Death of "Green" Fracking Titan Aubrey McClendon
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn profiles energy executive and billionaire Aubrey McClendon, who died in an Oklahoma car crash a day after the D.O.J. indicted him for alleged antitrust violations

  March 11, 2016

US-Canada Methane Reduction Agreement Encouraging, Says Greenpeace
Jessica Wilson of Greenpeace Canada's Arctic Campaign says that Arctic drilling must be off the table if US and Canada are serious about meeting climate goals

  March 14, 2016

Bill McKibben: We Don't Need A Bridge To Renewables
Seneca Lake activists and McKibben are fighting a proposed gas storage facility, which could cause irreversible damage

  March 10, 2016

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

  March 6, 2016

Increasing Flooding Linked to Climate Change
Climate Central's Ben Strauss highlights his study that found that three out four coastal floods over the last decade have been caused by climate change

  March 6, 2016

Arctic Sees June Temperatures in February
When snow must be imported for the Iditarod for the first time, Greenpeace USA's Cassady Sharp says record temperatures and the alarming rate of sea ice melting should have us all on high alert

  March 6, 2016

The 2016 Elections Will be Pivotal in the Fight Against Climate Change
PERI's Robert Pollin and Thomas Herndon say Hillary is a proponent of fracking as a solution to climate change

  February 29, 2016

Four Billion People Experience Water Scarcity
Author and scientist Arjen Y. Hoekstra says meat consumption, population growth and climate change are driving the global water crisis

  February 24, 2016

How CA Came Close to Losing Solar Panel Benefits
California Solar Energy Industries Association's Bernadette Del Chiaro says monopoly utility companies have spent $17 million on campaign contributions to get rid of net metering and consumer benefits

  February 1, 2016

LIBOR Traders Get Off Scot Free in Rate-Rigging Scandal
James Henry, former chief economist at McKinsey & Co., says the ruling demonstrates that there is no systemic or institutional accountability to prevent interest rate manipulation

  January 28, 2016

Why Fossil Fuel Giants Did Not Top the 'Greenhouse 100 Index'
PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash explains the relation between a lower ranking and the use of renewable energy

  January 19, 2016

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister's Connections to Fossil Fuel?
Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation's capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown's sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California's response to the Los Angeles gas leak?

  January 19, 2016

'Greenhouse 100 Index' Names Top Polluters
PERI's Economics Chair Michael Ash breaks down which companies ranked as top emitters of greenhouse gases and what this means for the future of climate change policy

  January 18, 2016

The Limits and Missed Opportunities of Obama's Energy Legacy
Professor Chris Williams and DeSmogBlog's Steve Horne challenge the grandiose claims made by Obama in the State of the Union address

  January 13, 2016

Emails Reveal More Corporate Climate Hook-Ups and Less Fair Trade
DeSmogBlog Research Fellow Steve Horn details the relationship between The International Trade Administration and the fracking industry

  January 7, 2016

Pipeline Construction Expedited, Environment Oversight Reduced in Highway Bill
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says the recently passed legislation will curtail democracy in decision-making around critical fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States

  January 6, 2016

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

  December 30, 2015

Will the Decline of Coal Solve the Climate Crisis?
Sharon Kelly says as coal companies face financial pressure, investors should be wary about shifting toward other fossil fuels if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

  December 24, 2015

West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure

  December 20, 2015

A Crude Deal: Lifting Export Ban Creates 'Casino Opportunity' for Oil Traders
The proposal in the current spending bill could lead to a lot more carbon emissions and government hand outs for the oil industry, says's Steve Horn.

  December 17, 2015

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

  December 17, 2015

7 Arrested Demanding State Revoke Permit for New Baltimore Incinerator
TRNN speaks to concerned community residents and and public health experts on why they believe the Department of Environment should halt the construction of the largest incinerator in the country

  December 15, 2015

'Fossil Fuels' Nowhere to be Found in the Paris Agreement
Professor Chris Williams says 21 years of treaties and negotiations have all been stepping around the main problem: the production of fossil fuels

  December 15, 2015

Thousands March in Paris Demanding Strong Climate Accord
As world leaders put the final touches on a weak climate accord, 15000 people poured into the streets of Paris to call for stronger action to avert climate catastrophe

  December 12, 2015

What's Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase
PERI's James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

  December 14, 2015

Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21
Transnational Institute's Nick Buxton explains how the world's greatest CO2 emitter has gotten a free pass at climate negotiations since the 90's

  December 14, 2015

Oil-Gushing Saudi Arabia Major Obstacle at COP21
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses the major obstacles in the draft agreement coming out of Paris.

  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

  December 10, 2015

The Canadian Environment Minister's Cop-out at COP21
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

  December 10, 2015

Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings

  December 9, 2015

Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris
Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures

  December 9, 2015

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?
Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet.

  December 8, 2015

At the People's Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial
Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world's largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21

  December 8, 2015

At the People’s Climate Summit in Paris, Exxon-Mobil Put on Trial
Following revelations that Exxon buried extensive scientific evidence of the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions, author-activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben led a mock prosecution of the world’s largest publicly-traded oil and gas company in a working-class city near the venue of COP21

  December 8, 2015

Enforcement Mechanisms for Final COP21 Climate Agreement Remain Unresolved
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris says the Paris conferences is headed towards semi-legally binding climate agreement that allows warming beyond 2 degrees

  December 7, 2015

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public About Ability to Regulate Tar Sands?
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks to legal expert Paul Cavalluzzo, who says regulatory authority stems from the fact that tar sands production would have catastrophic effects on First Nations, national, and international communities

  December 8, 2015

World's Richest Nations Continue to Shower Public Money on Fossil Fuels Companies
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Alex Doukas, Senior Campaigner of Oil Change International, who says the governments of wealthy nations are giving far more public money to fossil fuel companies than to the renewable energy industry or to developing states that are struggling to adapt to climate change.

  December 7, 2015

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks with Elizabeth May about the key issues that remain to be resolved at COP21, and whether the best resolution is possible within a capitalist economy.

  December 7, 2015

Fate of Canada's Tar Sands, Pipelines Depend on Trudeau's Commitments at COP21
The Real News Network's Dimitri Lascaris speaks to DeSmog Canada's managing editor Carol Linnet at COP21 in Paris

  December 4, 2015

Who's Listening to Civil Society at COP21?
Activists Anjali Appadurai and Kali Akuno describe the isolation and militarization at COP21 meetings and how world leaders refuse to acknowledge the need to end fossil fuel dependent economies

  December 7, 2015

Canadian Youth Delegation Says Their Government Ignores Them, But Not Big Petroleum, at COP21
Real News correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to Atiya Jaffar of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the COP21 conference in Paris

  December 4, 2015

Will COP21 Lead to Carbon Markets and an Unenforceable Agreement?
Chris Williams and Amy Miller discuss the shortcomings that could find their way into the final text at Paris

  December 4, 2015

COP21 Final Agreement Will Include the Flaws of the Kyoto Protocol
Mary Lou Malig of the Global Forest Coalition says the negotiations in Paris are pursuing market-based solutions that will not save the planet

  December 3, 2015

Least Developed Countries Get $248 Million to Adapt to Climate Change
Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, says the fund needs to be ten times larger to ensure that these countries can deal with the catastrophies they will face

  December 3, 2015

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Could Save Tens of Thousands From Dying Each Year in the U.S.
PERI's James Boyce discusses his recent analysis of the The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014

  November 17, 2015

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial
Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change

  November 12, 2014

Fossil Fuel Companies Under Investigation for Role in Climate Change Denial
Dan Zegart, senior fellow at the Climate Investigation Center, says New York State Attorney's settlement with Peabody Energy is not satisfactory given the damage caused by denying climate change

  November 12, 2015

Will Trudeau's Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada's Prime Minister's residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

  November 9, 2015

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

  November 5, 2015

Hundreds Protest American Petroleum Institute On Climate Day of Action
More than 200 cities nationwide participated in events to send a clear message to the oil and gas industry of a major fight ahead for climate justice as the Paris summit nears

  October 15, 2015

Don't Drink the Water in Flint, Michigan
Rev. David Alexander Bullock and investigative reporter Curt Guyette explain why it took so long for officials to act to address growing corrosive elements and lead toxins in the city's water

  October 12, 2015

Countdown to Paris: Are the Pledges to Cut Emissions Enough to Save the Planet?
Andrew Jones and Chris Williams discuss the UN submissions from 130 countries and the road blocks to averting climate disaster.

  October 9, 2015

Is Shell's Move to Abandon Arctic Drilling a Victory for Environmentalists?
Indigenous activist Carl Wassillie and Institute for Policy Studies's Daphne Wysham say that public pressure spurred Shell's decision

  September 28, 2015

Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman say UN commitments have not made substantial difference because the elite refuse to address fossil fuels

  September 27, 2015

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech
Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment

  September 24, 2015

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman discuss the Vatican's contradictory policy in light of the Pope's call to fight climate change

  September 24, 2015

Deep Contradictions in Obama's Arctic Policies
Roxanne Dunbar Oritz, author of Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, says that Native Americans need more than name restoration from the Obama Administration.

  September 4, 2015

Is Obama Greenwashing His Climate Record in Alaska?
Investigative journalist Steve Horn says the National Petroleum Council has institutionalized pro-gas and pro-oil policy regardless of which political party is in power

  September 1, 2015

Who "Recovered" in Post-Katrina New Orleans?
Author Gary Rivlin discusses how white homeowners disproportionately benefited from the multibillion federally funded Road Home program while working and middle class black families still await relief.

  August 28, 2015

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?
Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson: Many new studies and modeling say reversing climate change is a pipe dream - brace yourself for human extinction

  August 16, 2015

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

  August 5, 2015

Erratic Weather or Climate Change?
Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses the latest science regarding climate change and extreme weather, including what may be causes.

  July 28, 2015

The "Real" Climate Hoax Is Not the One Claimed by Big Business
Nancy Cole, campaign director for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the latest and revealing research into the false claims of major corporate polluters.

  July 16, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown Demands Canadian PM Harper Reexamine His Climate Policy
Tings Chak and Merran Smith examine the Economic and Climate Summit proposals being discussed inside and outside the Summit

  July 10, 2015

Why BP's $18.7 Billion Gulf Spill Settlement Falls Short
Settlement fails to address health and lost livelihood damages while infrastructure for oil transport continues to be built, says Bridge the Gulf Project fellow Cherri Foytlin

  July 2, 2015

How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt
PERI Co-Director Bob Pollin discusses the potential impact of green policies for Spain and why no-growth policies of austerity do more harm than good

  July 5, 2015

Hawaii To Leave Fossil Fuels for 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (2/2)
Making Hawaii the first state to adopt 100% renewable energy grid in the United States, says State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson

  June 23, 2015

Hawaii Enacts 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 (1/2)
State Rep. Chris Lee and Professor Mark Jacobson discuss Hawaii, the first state to legislate 100% renewable energy grid

  June 23, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion (2/2)
In part two, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane analyze the Pope's encyclical, the military-industrial complex, war budgets and effects of GHG emissions on the poor.

  June 22, 2015

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?
Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy

  June 18, 2015

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

  June 16, 2015

Climate Change Causing Massive Shifts in Marine Ecosystems
Richard Kirby of the Marine Biological Association says the worst case scenario is a greater disruption to marine life than has occurred in the last 3 million years

  June 14, 2015

How the Media & EPA Mislead the Public on Fracking
Environmental activist Josh Fox, who was recently kicked off Fox News, says a recent EPA study contradicts itself on fracking safety

  June 10, 2015

Renewable Energy Can Be Competitive with Fossil Fuels by 2025, Says New Report
Cambridge University Professor Lord Martin Rees co-authored a report with leading scientists and economists showing how wealthy nations only need to spend 0.02% of GDP on research into renewables

  June 8, 2015

Carbon Emissions Making Extreme Weather More Frequent and Severe
Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, says we need to put a price on carbon

  June 5, 2015

Court Rejects Final Legal Challenge to Keystone XL South
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn explains the ramifications of a court ruling dismissing challenges to the permitting process for Keystone XL's southern leg

  June 3, 2015

The Black Church & Climate Change
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the role of the black church and how climate change affects people of color in the United States

  May 30, 2015

The Cost of War and Lost Job Opportunities
Heidi Garrett-Peltier, assistant research professor at PERI, explains how we can create jobs and get closer to the targets we need to hit in order to prevent catastrophic climate change

  May 26, 2015

Kayaktivists Protest Shell's Arctic Rig in Seattle
Antonia Juhasz: The Obama administration has issued the most important licenses to Shell to operate in the sensitive Chukchi Sea in spite of its disastrous record

  May 24, 2015

NY Gov. Cuomo Joins Calls to Retire Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant
Journalist Paul DeRienzo also discusses the history of New York's decades old Indian Point Nuclear Plant which experienced a fire and oil leak over the weekend

  May 12, 2015

NOAA Warns Record High Levels of CO2 in the Atmosphere
Jamie Henn, co-founder of, says record-setting CO2 levels of 400 parts-per-million are ominous, as we have not seen these levels for millions of years.

  May 11, 2015

President Obama Makes Earth Day Proclamation in the Everglades
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies and Steve Horn of unpack the contradictions in climate change policies laid out by the Obama administration

  April 23, 2015

Chevron Back in Court for Worst Case of Oil Pollution on the Planet
Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch says judge overturned $9.5 billion judgement against them for dumping 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Amazon but the battle is not over.

  April 22, 2015

The Fragmentation of Canadian Climate Policies
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace on Canada's carbon tax, cap and trade, and the premiers climate conference in Quebec City

  April 16, 2015

Will Canadian Provinces Block Pipeline Expansion?
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada and Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada discuss the upcoming premiers meeting on energy

  April 12, 2015

UN Target of 2 Degree Limit for Temperature Rise 'Utterly Inadequate'
Petra Tschakert, Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Climate Change Report, says the 2 degree limit will not prevent climate catastrophe

  April 22, 2015

Mandatory Water Restrictions in California Fail to Address Abuse of Resources
Maude Barlow of Food & Water Watch discusses the unprecedented measures issued by California Governor Jerry Brown to cut statewide water use by 25%

  April 2, 2015

Why Obama's Climate Change Proposal Falls Short
Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, says emission targets proposed by the Obama administration are insufficient to avoid the worst consequences of climate change

  April 1, 2015

Are the CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe?
Michael E. Mann and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the emissions reduction commitments made by countries leading up to the UN Paris meeting on climate change

  March 31, 2015

Mounting Evidence Has Republican Climate Change Deniers on Thin Ice for 2016
Subhankar Banerjee and Michael E. Mann reveal a mounting body of evidence that disruptions in the Arctic sea ice are impacting not only the Northern Hemisphere but are also connected to what is happening to the water supply in California

  April 5, 2015

What is Causing the Rapid Decline of the US Coal Industry?
Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, Carbon Tracker Initiative discusses the forces that are driving the shift from coal to shale gas

  March 25, 2015

Report: Environmental Inequality Disproportionality Affects Black and Latino Communities
UMass-Amherst Researcher Klara Zwickl discusses measuring environmental inequality through industrial air pollution in the U.S. and recommends solutions to bridge economic disparities

  March 19, 2015

Energy Superpower Ambitions of US and Canada
Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada and Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog discusses oil spills, pipelines and train bombs associated with transporting oil between Canada and the Untied States

  March 4, 2015

Environmental Action at Toronto Stock Exchange
As part of fossil fuel Global Divestment Day, activists demanded institutions to stop investing in dirty Tar Sands oil

  February 15, 2015

Breaking up with Fossil Fuels on Valentines
Jenny Marienau of says the launch of a Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is to end the strangle hold that the fossil fuel industry has over global politics and economy

  February 14, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling (2/2)
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee on the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and how they might advise President Obama

  February 9, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee say Obama has taken an important step by announcing new protections for the Arctic Ocean, but it does not block Shell from drilling there

  February 5, 2015

The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments
Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline is being planned under the radar

  January 30, 2015

A Dirty Link Between the Senate and the Keystone Vote
Daphne Wysham says that the Senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline accepted seven times more campaign funding from fossil fuel energy groups

  January 30, 2015

Will Fracking in Maryland Bring Harm or Prosperity?
TRNN's Jaisal Noor hosts a debate between industry spokesperson Katie Brown and Food and Water Watch's Emily Wurth

  February 1, 2015

As Obama Expands Offshore Drilling, a Look at the Health of the Oceans Today
Marine ecologist Douglas McCauley argues that President Obama's move to expand offshore drilling is a part of a worrisome trend threatening the health of the oceans and raising the specter of mass extinction

  January 29, 2015

How Obama Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Without Congress
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University say that Obama can avoid a fight with the Republicans and still save taxpayers money and legally advance energy efficiency

  January 23, 2015

Climate Change Crisis Buried in the State of the Union
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University says there is a lot that President Obama could do to reduce carbon emissions in spite of the Republican-controlled congress

  January 22, 2015

Propane Gas Pipeline Threatening Portland's 'Climate Champion' Status
Daphne Wysham, Climate Policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy, says that a new propane facility in Portland, Oregon is threatening to undermine a plan by the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 1990 levels

  January 15, 2015

Elk River Chemical Spill One Year Later
Cathy Kunkel, fellow with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, says regulations have been tightened, but will they be followed?

  January 9, 2015

Larry Summers is Proposing a Carbon Emission Tax
Robin Hahnel author of Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, says it deserves support

  January 12, 2015

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

  January 6, 2015

Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging (2/2)
The Pentagons' spending bill approved at the end of last year in the calls for expediting permits for fracking in public lands explains Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog

  December 23, 2014

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

  December 26, 2014

Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging
Steve Horn from DeSmog-Blog joins us to talk about most important but least covered environmental stories

  December 23, 2014

The Top 3 Climate Change Stories of 2014
Environmental journalist Dahr Jamail recaps the three biggest climate events of 2014 that should be red flags for the world

  December 22, 2014

Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?
West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable

  December 22, 2014

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

  December 16, 2014

Quakers Organize National Protest Against PNC
Activists are drawing attention to PNC's business relations with corporations that fund mountaintop removal coal mining

  December 11, 2014

COP20 Protesters Draw Attention to Corporate Presence at Negotiations
The final agreement is unlikely to set a plan to phase out fossil fuels, says Chris Williams, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University

  December 9, 2014

A Real Climate Treaty From COP20 Would Phase Out Fossil Fuels
EcoEquity director Tom Athanasiou says a real split has emerged in the elite on whether to maintain an economy driven by fossil fuels or transition towards low or zero carbon through large-scale infrastructural development

  November 26, 2014

Animal Agriculture: A Neglected Agent of Global Warming?
The co-producers of the documentary film "Cowspiracy" discuss the environmental impacts of animal agriculture - and why mainstream organizations have been silent about it

  November 14, 2014

50 Arrested in Protests Against Federal Agency "Rubber Stamping" Fracking
As a part of a week of actions, protestors push for a ban on fracking projects approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after four fracking ban ballots pass nationwide

  November 6, 2014

Modernizing and Energy Efficiency Could Drastically Reduce CO2 Emissions
It is absolutely possible to reduce CO2 emissions by making energy plants more effiient in places like China, US and Europe says Professor Giovanni Baiocchi of University of Maryland

  November 6, 2014

How Will the Midterms Affect Climate Change & Fracking Policy?
Daphne Wysham from the Center for Sustainable Economy says a Republican- controlled Senate will be a climate disaster, while Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog says the fracking industry is outspending activists in order to thwart anti-fracking ballot initiatives

  November 4, 2014

IPCC Synthesis Report Stops Short of Naming the Worst Emitters of CO2
The science is rigorous but the report is a compromise between its findings and the worst emitters, says Professor Giovanni Baiocchi of University of Maryland

  November 3, 2014

Political Will Required to Address the Climate Crisis
We already have the technology and the solutions; we just need the political will, says economist Rachel Cleetus with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

  November 3, 2014

What to Expect in the IPCC Synthesis Report
Professor Chris Williams of Pace University says we would need to shut down the fossil fuel industry over the next 20 years to achieve carbon reduction targets

  October 30, 2014

Port Authur Texas Residents Sues EPA for Neglect
Regulations and technology that prevent toxins in the air are long overdue says Hilton Kelley of Community In-power and Development Association

  October 24, 2014

Study Finds Sea Levels Rising at an Unprecedented Rate
Kurt Lambeck, professor of geophysics and former president of the Australian Academy of Science, says sea levels have risen at an unprecedented rate in the last 150 years, as compared to the 6,000 years preceding it.

  October 16, 2014

Emissions Reduction Impossible without Demilitarizing Foreign Policy
The Pentagon's new climate change policy does not address the military's contribution to climate change, says researcher Tamara Lorincz

  October 14, 2014

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

  October 14, 2014

Global Warming Reducing Fisheries and Destroying Livelihoods
Prof. Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre, Univ. of B.C. says ocean temperatures occurring at a much faster rate than scientists had previously predicted

  October 7, 2014

New Evidence Links Global Heat Waves to Climate Change
Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains the latest evidence linking man-made climate change to record heat waves and extreme weather across the world

  October 4, 2014

Natural Gas is No Solution for Reducing CO2
Relying on Natural Gas as a "Bridge Fuel" is a mistake because it delays the development of renewable energy and does not reduce emissions significantly enough, says Christine Shearer, post-doctoral scholar of Earth System Science at UC Irvine

  October 2, 2014

Mobilizing Youth Through Hip Hop To Fight Climate Change
The Hip Hop Caucus, led by Reverend Lennox Yearwood, releases their "Coming Home" album in effort to promote climate change awareness in the upcoming generation

  September 30, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (2/2)
CDP executive director Nigel Topping and Dr. Steffen Boehm of the University of Essex continue their debate about the effectiveness of carbon pricing in bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions

  September 28, 2014

Taking the Wind Out of the Sails For a Legally Binding Climate Agreement
Janet Redman, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Climate Change Program, says the UN Climate Summit was a preview of how the private sector will drive the agenda during the next round of official negotiations on climate change

  September 23, 2014

TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (1/2)
After the World Bank and more than a thousand global companies sign on to carbon pricing, Dr. Steffen Boehm of University of Essex and CDP Executive Director Nigel Topping debate its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  September 23, 2014

Thousands #FloodWallStreet to Target Institutions Profiting from Climate Change
TRNN's Jaisal Noor reports from #FloodWallStreet and speaks to activists committing civil disobedience and author Chris Hedges on why financial institutions must be stopped from fueling climate change

  September 23, 2014

Leading Activists Demand Action at People's Climate March
TRNN brings you the voices of actor Mark Ruffalo, Jane Goodall, Mary Robinson and many others

  September 22, 2014

Voices from the Historic 300,000+ Strong 'People's Climate March'
TRNN speaks to some of the participants who marched Sunday and asks what are their demands of the climate justice movement and world leaders

  September 21, 2014

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

  September 21, 2014

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

  September 21, 2014

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

  September 19, 2014

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

  September 19, 2014

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

  September 18, 2014

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

  September 18, 2014

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

  September 15, 2014

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

  September 5, 2014

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

  September 4, 2014

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

  September 2, 2014

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

  September 2, 2014

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

  August 28, 2014

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

  August 27, 2014

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

  August 21, 2014

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