Monday, June 24, 2019

One Year of a Coal CEO’s Salary Could Transition U.S. Coal Miners to Work...

The CEO of Consol Energy earned about $14 million in 2012, more than enough to retrain all of the company's employees for jobs in the PV industry.

War in the Gulf (no, not that Gulf!)

The U.S. navy’s anti-environmental broadside in the Gulf of Alaska.

Scientists are fighting back against Trump

It seems that President Trump has provided a huge wake-up call for scientists.

The pipeline protest before Standing Rock

Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights – such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory – got little public notice.

What’s Left of the Left?

If progressives can't gain ground during today's hard times, full of disasters at home and abroad, then when? If progressives don't gain when the right lurches between disgrace and farce, gloating with lies that scandalize reality, then when? Bright spots surface, but what notable change, especially on income distribution, speaks to unified progressive activism?

Fake news about energy, clean and dirty

I used to listen to Freakonomics, an interesting podcast, until it called nuclear energy clean and nonpolluting. I haven’t listened to any...

Montreal Makes Plans To Ban All Plastic Water Bottles

Montreal announces plan to ban all water bottles, corporations announce plan to fight the ban.
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You are stealing our future: Greta Thunberg, 15, condemns the world’s inaction on climate...

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you."

Peru Declares State of Emergency as Mercury Contamination From Illegal Gold Mining Poisons People...

Despite Peruvian President Ollanta Humala calling a state of emergency on Monday, Survival International says that the government has known about the contamination since 2014 and has done little to address the problem.

New study finds mosquitoes could spread microplastics

A new study concluded that "plastic is contaminating almost every corner of the environment and its ecosystems."