Environment

The "Toxic 100" Worst Polluters of the World

The “Toxic 100” Worst Polluters

August 18, 2019

Michael Ash of PERI discusses the “Toxic 100” index, which ranks the top 100 corporations in the US, including the U.S. government, according to the degree to which they pollute the air, the water, and contribute to greenhouse gases. The index assists in divestment campaigns and in identifying opportunities for green growth

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

August 16, 2019

The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

August 8, 2019

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz discusses the new IPCC Climate report, “Climate Change and Land,” which issues a dire warning about how climate change and destructive land use reinforce each other, leading to serious threats for human survival

A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

August 8, 2019

GateHouse Media, a regional digital news network owned by Milwaukee Bucks owner, DNC donor, and fossil fuel investor Wes Edens, has merged with Gannett. It’s now the largest regional newspaper network nationwide.

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

August 8, 2019

What you need to know about the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new Special Report

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California Legislature Climate Watchdog Committee Has Little Bite

August 7, 2019

The California Legislature’s Joint Committee on Climate Change Policies was formed in 2016 as a watchdog on state climate policy. But activists say that, so far, it has failed to live up to its potential.

Climate Change Is a Key Issue for a Growing Number of Young Republicans

Climate Change Is a Key Issue for a Growing Number of Young Republicans

August 7, 2019

Republican strategists know the party will need to shift its climate platform to retain young voters, but federal Republican officials haven’t caught up to the new trend, says The New York Times’ Lisa Friedman

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice? (1/2)

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice?

August 2, 2019
12 states and Washington, DC are teaming up on the Transportation & Climate Initiative, but critics from Newark and Baltimore say the program excludes frontline voices and depends too much on market forces
Philly Locals: It's Time to Shut Down Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery

Philly Locals: It’s Time to Shut Down Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery

July 30, 2019

After a series of explosions, the largest oil refinery on the East Coast said they were shutting down. But then they declared bankruptcy and said they plan to reopen