Environment

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

March 14, 2019

Coal ash is contaminating water across the nation with toxic chemicals—and Maryland is home to to one of the most polluting sites, according to a new study

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies (UPDATED)

March 13, 2019

Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would strip Baltimore’s incinerator of millions of dollars in renewable energy subsidies

Eight States Have Proposed Bills in 2019 Hyper-Criminalizing Pipeline Protest

Eight States Have Proposed Bills in 2019 Hyper-Criminalizing Pipeline Protest

March 8, 2019

The bills, lobbied for by oil and gas trade groups, have common parents: the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Council of State Governments (CSG)

City Passes Law That Could Shutter Massive Trash Incinerator

City Passes Law That Could Shutter Massive Trash Incinerator

March 7, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Pugh signed the Clean Air Act into law. It will force the city’s trash incinerator to drastically lower emissions—or shut down

The Climate Denier Enablers

Bernie Sanders Town Hall with Jacqueline Luqman - Eugene Puryear - Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay

March 6, 2019
Are the leaders of the Democratic Party paying lip service about climate change and creating conditions for a climate denier President to ignore the crisis? – with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay
Study: Loss of Stratocumulus Clouds Could Precipitate Extreme Global Warming

Study: Loss of Stratocumulus Clouds Could Precipitate Extreme Global Warming

March 6, 2019

Professor Tapio Schneider discusses a new study examining the relationship between stratocumulus cloud formation and high levels of atmospheric CO2

Insect Apocalypse: New Study Reveals Stunning Decline in Insect Populations

Insect Apocalypse: New Study Reveals Stunning Decline in Insect Populations

March 5, 2019

Dr. Francisco Sanchez-Bayo explains that, if current trends persist, insects could be essentially wiped out within 100 years

Amendments Limit Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes and Churches Over Unpaid Water Bills

Amendments Limit Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes and Churches Over Unpaid Water Bills (UPDATED)

March 1, 2019

Maryland’s House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill to stop Baltimore residents from losing their homes and churches at tax sale over unpaid water bills, but previously unnoticed amendments limit its power

A Climate Sociologist Explains the Green New Deal  (Pt 1/2)

March 1, 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen, a sociologist and writer for Jacobin Magazine, explains why the Green New Deal must harness and expand the power of the public sector, and why its proponents cannot cut deals with the fossil fuel industry

A Climate Sociologist Explains the Green New Deal (Pt 2/2)

Why A Housing Guarantee Should Be in the Green New Deal (2/2)

March 1, 2019

In part 2, Daniel Aldana Cohen, a sociologist and writer for Jacobin Magazine, explains why the Green New Deal must tackle the housing crisis with a plan to build 10 million zero-carbon homes