Environment

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

September 20, 2019

Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

September 20, 2019

At New York City’s climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

September 20, 2019

San Diego has signed a Community Choice Energy agreement, creating a competitor to San Diego Gas & Electric. Owned by Sempra Energy, SDG&E has shifted toward exporting its natural gas to Mexico and overseas. 

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We’ll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

September 20, 2019

The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

September 20, 2019

Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the “critical infrastructure” law

How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation 

How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation 

September 20, 2019

“Not in our backyard!” – Residents of Abingdon, Maryland, demand an end to the deforestation plan and protest in front of Harford County Government Administration Offices.

Raising Expectations (And Lowering Carbon Emissions)

September 19, 2019

At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, labor and environmental organizer Jane McAlevey explains what strikes, war, and globalization have to do with climate justice.

Fossil fuel companies roll out a new era of spin

Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out a New Era of Spin

September 18, 2019

Forget “climate change” and “global warming”: Environmental advocates are increasingly using phrases that emphasize the urgency of our planetary pickle, such as “climate crisis,” “climate emergency,” and “existential threat.”

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

September 18, 2019

A diverse coalition of trees and ranchers, organized by the Sunrise Movement and Regeneration International, presented a letter to Congress, urging passage of a Green New Deal