Environment

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism"

October 19, 2009
Sam Gindin: Middle of the road options are no longer an option; the crisis demands a radical new vision

Bangladesh

October 17, 2009
Bangladesh could be one of the first casualties of global warming. The low-lying country suffers from many climate-related problems, including floods, drought and river erosion. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports now from Bhola Island in the South of the country, which is now half the size it was fifteen years ago.

China, America & the Economic Crisis

October 5, 2009
Paul Jay speaks with Minqi Li about China’s and United States’ role in resolving the climate change crisis.

Obama, Van Jones and clean coal

September 28, 2009
Paul Jay speaks to Jessy Tolkan at the Tides Foundations’ Momentum conference in San Francisco. They speak about Tolkan’s coalition on climate change fighting Obama to establish a moratorium on all coal mining. Tolkan says that Washington’s push for "clean coal" is not enough because the coal industry’s and President Obama’s argument that the production…

Tides Momentum 2009

September 12, 2009
Jessy Tolkan: Van Jones was seen as young environmentalists’ voice in the White House

‘Benchmark’ glaciers shrinking faster

August 9, 2009

Study finds 3 Northwest glaciers shrinking faster By: Les Blumenthal and Erika Bolstad WASHINGTON — Climate change is shrinking three of the nation’s most studied glaciers at an accelerated rate, and government scientists say that finding bolsters global concerns about rising sea levels and the availability of fresh drinking water. Known as "benchmark glaciers," the…

US push for energy efficiency?

May 27, 2009

Cap-and-trade won’t cut it, Pt.2

May 27, 2009

The Waxman-Markey bill, the Democratic Party’s first attempt at comprehensive climate change legislation since the election of Barack Obama as President, promises to reduce US emissions by 17% by 2020, and 83% by 2050. These numbers however, do not account for a practice known as carbon offsetting. Payal Parekh from International Rivers believes that the…

Cap and trade won't cut it

May 25, 2009
Under pressure from the Obama administration, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has put forward its proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US. The plan calls for the creation of a cap-and-trade market, as the mechanism to begin reducing the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions. While the US currently produces roughly 20% of…