Environment

New Studies Raise Alarms About the State of Ice in Antarctica

New Studies Raise Alarms About the State of Ice in Antarctica

July 15, 2019

NASA scientist Claire Parkinson says that, from 2014-2017, Antarctic sea ice rapidly fell to its lowest levels in 40 years, which could trigger a devastating rise in sea levels

Flight Attendant Union President on Green New Deal & Airline Food Worker Strike

Flight Attendant Union President on Green New Deal & Airline Food Worker Strike

July 15, 2019

Sara Nelson, International President of the Flight Attendants Association, talks to Dharna Noor at Netroots Nation 2019

Would Jay Inslee Take on the Military to Fight Climate Change?

Would Jay Inslee Take on the Military to Fight Climate Change?

July 15, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, we asked Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee, focused on climate change, if he’d take on the largest institutional emitter of fossil fuels: the Pentagon

How Quickly Would Julian Castro Transition the US to 100% Renewables?

How Quickly Would Julian Castro Transition the US to 100% Renewables?

July 15, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, we ask Democratic Presidential candidate Julian Castro about his plan to transition off of fossil fuels and take on the oil and gas industry

No War, No Warming with Rev. Lennox Yearwood

No War, No Warming with Rev. Lennox Yearwood

July 14, 2019

The president of Hip Hop Caucus speaks with Dharna Noor at Netroots Nation 2019 on fighting for climate justice and a Green New Deal—and fighting against militarization

Climate to Top Agenda Under Finnish EU Council Presidency

Climate to Top Agenda Under Finnish EU Council Presidency

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July 12, 2019

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne says he intends to promote the EU’s global leadership on climate change as he takes over the 6-month EU council presidency. He appears to be serious about responding to the demands of Europe’s young people, who’ve been calling for action in Fridays for Future demonstrations

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil's Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil’s Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

July 12, 2019

If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik

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Why Did the California Assembly Table Oil Setbacks Bill? 

July 11, 2019

Frontline communities in California have clamored for 2500 feet between oil drilling and homes and schools. California oil drilling impacts working-class Latino communities most directly, but Assembly Latino Caucus Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez tabled AB 345 after taking thousands in industry campaign dollars

The Pentagon's Carbon Boot Print

The Pentagon’s Carbon Boot Print

July 10, 2019

Two new studies show that the U.S. military consumes more fossil fuels—and emits more greenhouse gases—than many countries    

Alberta Government Declares War On Environmentalists

Alberta Government Declares War On Environmentalists

July 9, 2019

Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is a “climate change denier”