Environment

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

March 30, 2020

Vehicle pollution in the US is down and deregulatory gifts to Big Oil are up. Grassroots groups wanted a Green Stimulus that addresses both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, but Congress and Trump didn’t deliver.

COVID-19, Ebola, And SARS Outbreaks Were All Unleashed By Humans

March 27, 2020

Some of the most devastating outbreaks of the modern era can be traced to rapacious development and habitat destruction that brings wild creatures into our domestic spaces.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Hits Mass Transit, Aviation, Fossil Fuel Industry

March 21, 2020

This week the coronavirus global pandemic spread rapidly in the United States, impacting public transit, aviation, the fossil fuel industry, and more.

The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward

March 19, 2020

TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks to a social futurist about how progressive governing creates a future for us all in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Climate Crisis: Coal Storage Ban Suit, Bans on Gas Bans, Shale Bailout

March 14, 2020

In this climate news roundup, we examine King Coal’s lawsuit, an industry push to ban natural gas bans, a possible fracking bailout and provide an update on the Senate energy bill.

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

March 11, 2020

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late.

Climate Crisis: Uber Emissions, Super Polluters, Bipartisan Energy Bill Gets Industry Nod

March 6, 2020

In TRNN’s first climate news roundup, we tackle Uber and Lyft emissions, super polluters’ impact on air quality for people of color, a Senate bill pushed by the fossil fuel industry, and how climate change worsened Australia’s bushfires.

Obama Laid the Foundation for Trump’s Attack on Bedrock Environmental Law

March 6, 2020

The Trump administration doesn’t want to consider climate impact when issuing infrastructure permits, but this isn’t a new attack on the environment—it builds on Obama’s legacy of expediting permits for pipelines and fossil fuel infrastructure.

Study: Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuels Vastly Underestimated

February 28, 2020

A new Rochester University study raises new grave questions about fossil fuel production and climate change. The author of the first major study on methane and fracking, Cornell University’s Bob Howarth, explains its implications.

EU Gives 32 Gas Permits as Study Says Methane Undercounted by 40%

February 26, 2020

In what will be a huge boon for US fracking, 32 different natural gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest list have been greenlit by the European Commission. Congress gave $1 billion to projects on the list last December.