Environment

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into 'Poverty Disasters'?

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’?

October 18, 2018

Using the examples of hurricane Michael in Florida, the recent Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Bill Black explains how it is that these natural disasters keep hitting the poor far more than anyone else

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Frank McKenna: Justin Trudeau’s Man Behind the Oil Sands

October 15, 2018

How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

October 12, 2018

After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says

Climate Crisis is Even More Dire Than the New IPCC Report Says

October 12, 2018

The IPCC’s new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope

Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope

October 11, 2018

The IPCC’s new report says we could face irreversible consequences of climate change by as soon as 2030, but a coordinating lead author of the report says policymakers, businesses, and individuals can still make big changes to protect our future

Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts

Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts

October 10, 2018

A new report from the world’s leading body on climate change says we could see catastrophic global warming by 2030, and climate scientist Michael Mann says their predictions are too conservative

IPCC's New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040

IPCC’s New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040

October 8, 2018

The IPCC climate report once said a 3.6 degree F rise from the pre-industrial era could be disastrous. New research drops that threshold to 2.7 degrees F and says that the point of no-return could be as early as 2040

New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities

New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities

October 4, 2018

Former EPA Official Mustafa Santiago Ali says that the EPA’s attacks on science, including their new proposal on regulating toxic chemicals, are driven by the desire to make policy that prioritizes industry over people

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

October 1, 2018

As the fossil fuel divestment movement grows around the world, a new study suggests its economic impact might be overstated. Leaders in the environmental movement respond to PERI economist Robert Pollin

Climate Activists Target $6 Trillion Asset Manager BlackRock

Climate Activists Target $6 Trillion Asset Manager BlackRock

September 27, 2018

Organizers held actions in New York to say that though their CEO claims to be environmentally conscious, BlackRock contributes more to climate change than almost any other company on Earth