Environment

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors

May 30, 2019

Since the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, ND, the fossil fuel industry has been pressuring state legislatures to pass laws criminalizing protests against pipeline construction

100,000's of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

100,000s of Kids Hold School Strike for Climate Action

May 24, 2019

Students from 2,300 schools across 150 countries held their second global climate strike. Next time, they want adults to join in

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

Climate Activists Protest Trump’s California Public Lands Fracking Plan

May 23, 2019

As the Trump Administration considers a plan to drill for oil in California’s Central Valley, environmental groups have held rallies and packed hearings. The proposal, originating under Obama, calls for fracking over 1.2 million acres close to national parks

Chicago's New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

May 22, 2019

The move will help tens of thousands who are struggling with rapidly increasing bills, but there is still work to be done to make Chicago’s water affordable, says organizer Jenya Polozova    

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal?

May 15, 2019

The Sunrise Movement’s Baltimore hub held a town hall on how a federal Green New Deal could help Baltimore—especially Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents

History Repeats Itself as Corporations Join Big Green to Craft Market-Based Climate Plan

History Repeats Itself as Corporations Join Big Green to Craft Market-Based Climate Plan

May 15, 2019

A decade ago, corporations teamed up with environmental groups to create the US Climate Action Partnership. Now they’ve formed the CEO Climate Dialogue, which again will push market-based solutions to the climate crisis.

AOC & Bernie Join Sunrise Movement in DC Town Hall

AOC & Bernie Join Sunrise Movement in DC Town Hall

May 14, 2019

At the town hall, the Sunrise Movement launched the next phase of their Green New Deal campaign: making three demands of Democratic presidential contenders

Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'Exterminator of the Future'

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘Exterminator of the Future’

May 14, 2019

Alexander Zaitchik discusses the environmental policies of Brazilian president’s first four months in office as former Brazilian Ministers of Environment warn about how he is undoing decades of environmental protection

Can We Reach 100% Renewable Energy?

Can We Reach 100% Renewable Energy?

May 13, 2019

Movements pushing for 100% renewables are gaining momentum. Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson says we have the technology to get there

How the Mainstream Media Ignores the Climate Change Crisis

How the Mainstream Media Ignores the Climate Change Crisis

May 12, 2019

The climate change crisis is real: more powerful storms, droughts, floods, and rising sea levels. However, mainstream media continues to ignore the crisis. A TRNN documentary on the lack of coverage