Environment

Stir Crazy!

April 22, 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.

Climate Crisis: KXL Roadblock, BP Spill at 10, and Dems Stand Down on Green Stimulus

April 20, 2020

Keystone XL has hit a new major roadblock, there’s oil industry infighting in Texas over production cuts. Meanwhile, the BP offshore oil spill happened 10 years ago and lessons from it have gone unheeded, while Democrats have chosen not to fight for a green stimulus in COVID-19 recovery talks.

Climate Crisis: Bye Bye Bernie, Big Oil Secrecy, California Fracking and Wildfires

April 11, 2020

California issued 24 new fracking permits as a new study says the state’s wildfire season is now twice as long. And the youth climate movement issued demands for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Cancels COP26, KXL Construction, Trump Big Oil Huddle

April 7, 2020

The UN climate summit is cancelled due to coronavirus, while the long-contested Keystone XL pipeline may begin construction because of it. And as global oil prices bottom out, Trump will huddle with Big Oil executives.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

March 30, 2020

Vehicle pollution in the US is down and deregulatory gifts to Big Oil are up. Grassroots groups wanted a Green Stimulus that addresses both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, but Congress and Trump didn’t deliver.

COVID-19, Ebola, And SARS Outbreaks Were All Unleashed By Humans

March 27, 2020

Some of the most devastating outbreaks of the modern era can be traced to rapacious development and habitat destruction that brings wild creatures into our domestic spaces.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Hits Mass Transit, Aviation, Fossil Fuel Industry

March 21, 2020

This week the coronavirus global pandemic spread rapidly in the United States, impacting public transit, aviation, the fossil fuel industry, and more.

The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward

March 19, 2020

TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks to a social futurist about how progressive governing creates a future for us all in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Climate Crisis: Coal Storage Ban Suit, Bans on Gas Bans, Shale Bailout

March 14, 2020

In this climate news roundup, we examine King Coal’s lawsuit, an industry push to ban natural gas bans, a possible fracking bailout and provide an update on the Senate energy bill.

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

March 11, 2020

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late.