Environment

Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates

November 14, 2019

A new study and mapping visualization tool by the organization Climate Central says hundreds of millions more people than previously thought live in coastal flooding risk zones.

Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation

November 13, 2019

The city’s programs to help residents deal with sewage backups aren’t doing much to help. City Council will take up the problem at a hearing on Wednesday.

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit

November 9, 2019

The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN’s Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.

US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Will Cause ‘Real Harm’

November 8, 2019

Climate crisis scientist Michael Mann talks about how the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement will have an enormous impact on climate change, even though he says the agreement was quite bad to begin with

Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial Case

November 4, 2019

Longtime ExxonMobil CEO and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in a case pitting the company against the state of New York. ExxonMobil faces civil charges of defrauding investors by funding climate denial, even as its own scientists studied the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction.

PG&E Blackouts Spur Calls for Public Ownership

October 31, 2019

PG&E cut power to millions throughout California this month as fires blaze across the state. The move has prompted many to call to municipalize the company. Democracy Collaborative researcher Johanna Bozuwa explains.

Baltimore Is One Step Closer to Income-Based Water Billing

October 28, 2019

City Council advanced the Water Accountability Act, which would cap the price of water for low-income residents and create an ombuds office to hear disputes about erroneous bills.

Human Actions Fueling California’s Devastating Wildfires

October 25, 2019

Tens of thousands have been forced to flee wildfires across the state of California. Human actions, including climate change, are responsible, argues Professor Matthew Hurteau.

Jane Fonda: Put Oil and Gas Executives on Trial

October 25, 2019

Before she got arrested at her weekly #FireDrillFriday demonstration, Jane Fonda told TRNN’s Dharna Noor that she tried to get Netflix to give her a yearlong hiatus from Grace and Frankie to continue protesting climate inaction.

Congress Holds Hearing on Big Oil’s War on Climate Science

October 23, 2019

The House Oversight Committee heard testimony about the fossil fuel industry’s multimillion dollar campaign to suppress knowledge of their contributions to the climate crisis.