climate

Why Don't the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

Why Don’t the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

June 12, 2019

This week, Biden endorsed the proposal for a climate debate and activists delivered a 200,000 signatures in support to the DNC. Media Matters’ Lisa Hymas talks about why they’re still rejecting the proposal

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

May 30, 2019

Since the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, ND, the fossil fuel industry has been pressuring state legislatures to pass laws criminalizing protests against pipeline construction

100,000's of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

100,000s of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

May 24, 2019

Students from 2,300 schools across 150 countries held their second global climate strike. Next time, they want adults to join in

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

May 15, 2019

The Sunrise Movement’s Baltimore hub held a town hall on how a federal Green New Deal could help Baltimore—especially Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents

One Million Species Face Extinction, UN Report Finds

One Million Species Face Extinction, UN Report Finds

May 7, 2019

Industrial agriculture and the climate crisis are responsible for this ecological collapse, but it’s not too late for transformative change, says Scott Edwards of Food and Water Watch

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

April 29, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has brought back the U.S. House climate change committee. The Real News spoke with staffers and stakeholders to see how effective it was the first time around

Bill to Protect Thousands from Losing Homes Over Water Bills Nears Final Approval

April 3, 2019

Maryland’s General Assembly passed a bill that will stop Baltimore from sending properties to tax sale over overdue water bills—but supporters fear it’s compromised

AOC: Climate Change “Not An Elitist Issue”

AOC: Climate Change “Not An Elitist Issue”

March 27, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that more Americans lives will be lost if representatives continue to treat climate change as a partisan issue and put the interests of oil companies over people

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren't Deterred

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren’t Deterred

March 26, 2019

The Senate rejected the proposal in what Democrats called a “sham vote,” but 18-year-old Jeremy Ornstein of the Sunrise Movement says that won’t stop the movement for climate action

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

March 22, 2019

The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city