Friday, August 17, 2018

Progressive Briefing for Friday, August 17, 2018

Words from the Unite the Right organizer, Trump's military parade is costing millions, Glyphosate found in popular children's foods, and more.

Another set back for TransCanada: Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska to go through ‘robust...

Since the pipeline will now follow an alternative route and not its original route, Morris wrote the government "cannot escape their responsibility."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 16, 2018

Intellectually bankrupt GOP, California cities pledge to oppose offshore drilling, White House revokes security clearance of ex-CIA director, and more.

Fracking wastewater spikes 1,440 percent in half decade, adding to dry regions’ water woes

The industry’s demand for water during fracking is a growing concern.

Water protectors take action to keep pipeline out of black and indigenous communities

An encampment of protesters in Louisiana is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.

Climate defenders mobilizing for 3rd People’s Climate March

"We're making sure that politicians see what diverse climate leadership must look like, to successfully serve the entire population of people who are actually affected by climate change."

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving them from lab...

Without supportive government policies, innovative plastic alternatives will have trouble crossing the so-called “valley of death” from the lab to the market.

Monsanto’s loss is our gain – let’s make the most of it

Friday’s verdict isn’t just an indictment of Monsanto and Bayer. It’s also a scathing indictment of regulatory agencies in countries around the world, and especially of the agencies here in the U.S.

Population and the Environment

Today we are pressing against the absolute limits of the earth’s carrying capacity.

France: Non-recycled plastic will cost 10 percent more

"Recycling is necessary but not sufficient. We absolutely must cut off the flow and have more stringent measures against over-packaging and disposable objects."