Environment

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization

August 7, 2018

Supporters of the charter amendment say that privatization would result in job loss and rate hikes because corporations have only one motive: profit

Maryland’s Renewable Energy Standard Gets a Failing Grade

August 2, 2018

Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch tells Dharna Noor that Maryland’s renewable energy policies are “cleanwashing” dirty energy sources like trash incineration and wood burning

Can Baltimore Take on Big Oil?

August 1, 2018

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis explains why the city is suing big oil companies and responds to critics who say the suit doomed to fail

The Flint Water Crisis: Fighting for Accountability

July 26, 2018

In the second part of their interview, Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Alexander Bullock about who is responsible for the continuing Flint Water Crisis and how Flint and Detroit can fight for accountability

The Flint Water Crisis: Detroit is Where it all Began

July 25, 2018

Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Bullock about how the largest municipal bankruptcy in the world gave birth to a public health crisis

How to prevent cooling from warming up the world

July 23, 2018

DW. Air conditioners and other cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while these appliances can save lives, they’re also big contributors to global warming.   On hot days, many of us automatically turn on the air conditioner or reach for a cold drink from the fridge without thinking twice…

The global heat wave that’s been killing us

July 23, 2018

DW. A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have. Most of us enjoy sunny days and complain on rainy ones — yet behind the clear skies lies a less pleasant reality. Since June…

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Would Bring “the End of Modern Environmental Law”

July 19, 2018

Professor Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity says that though Brett Kavanaugh gives lip service to the climate crisis, his record shows he won’t support environmental regulation—in short, Professor Snape says, he’s like Voldemort

Youth Demand that Adults Stop Destroying the Planet

July 18, 2018

Sick of inaction on climate change, youth are organizing the Zero Hour Climate March to get dirty money out of politics and fight for climate justice