Environment

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.

Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering

Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering

June 19, 2020

The Trump administration tries to push Keystone XL to the US Supreme Court, California’s appellate court rules on cap and trade, and California’s governor backs away—but not really—from solar radiation geoengineering.

Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

Climate Crisis: Trump’s Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

June 16, 2020

Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Stir Crazy!

June 15, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.
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Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think

June 9, 2020

Brazil’s government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, and California's Environmental Racism

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism

June 6, 2020

This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

June 1, 2020

Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry’s economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

Climate Crisis: EU Green Stimulus, Meat Apocalypse, Public Lands, Climate Music

May 24, 2020

In this week’s Climate Crisis News Roundup, COVID-19 has meat production in crisis, but what’s its climate impact? And a new report says President Trump has the worst public lands protection record in history, while the EU and Spain will soon release a green economic stimulus plan.