Environment

Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

April 24, 2020

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.

Earth Day’s Bipartisan Legacy, 50 Years Later

April 22, 2020

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.

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.