Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.
In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson and an enormous grassroots movement held the first Earth Day. Nelson’s daughter, Tia Nelson, discusses how the environmental movement has changed in the last 50 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week the coronavirus global pandemic spread rapidly in the United States, impacting public transit, aviation, the fossil fuel industry, and more.
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.