Environment

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

July 31, 2020

Despite criticizing Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government for environmental crimes, the EU is still the biggest consumer of deforestation-contaminated products from Brazil.

New DNC Platform Could Make The Bleak Climate Forecast Even Worse

New DNC Platform Could Make The Bleak Climate Forecast Even Worse

July 27, 2020

The DNC’s proposed 2020 platform leaves the fossil fuel spigot on. The Senate tucks a bill promoting enhanced oil recovery and geoengineering into the defense budget. “McMansions” face climate scrutiny.

Climate Change And Hatred For Trump May Put Biden In The White House

Climate Change And Hatred For Trump May Put Biden In The White House

July 24, 2020

Biden’s apparent move to the left is an effort to appeal to young climate activists that may not pay off.

The Battle Over ‘Clean Energy’ Estimates

The Battle Over ‘Clean Energy’ Estimates

July 20, 2020

The biofuels industry might receive government help intended for ‘clean energy.’ Many advocacy groups are concerned.

Climate Crisis: Biden Climate Plan Will 'Double Down' On Oil; Dakota Access Lives On

Climate Crisis: Biden Climate Plan Will ‘Double Down’ On Oil; Dakota Access Lives On

July 18, 2020

Joe Biden released his climate policy plan, Trump attacks a bedrock environmental law, and an appellate court says oil can still flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

July 15, 2020

Oil and mining industries are threatening energy price hikes, resisting legislation that would deny extraction activities in uncontacted areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

Why The Black Environmental Justice Network Is Relaunching

Why The Black Environmental Justice Network Is Relaunching

July 15, 2020

Founded in 1999, the coalition paused its work in 2006. The relaunch aims to bring environmental racism and enforcement of environmental regulation back into focus.

Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win

Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win

July 10, 2020

Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.

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What Happens When Wildfires And COVID-19 Collide?

July 3, 2020

COVID-19 may make the impacts of the west’s wildfire season more deadly, hitting aging and vulnerable communities the hardest.

Climate Crisis: Historic Arizona Wildfires May Worsen COVID-19

Climate Crisis: Historic Arizona Wildfires May Worsen COVID-19

June 30, 2020

Over 400,000 acres of wildfires burn in Arizona in a devastating opening to Southwest’s wildfire season. And neighboring California has approved more fracking in a 97% Latino town as oil tankers spew pollution.