Saturday, October 23, 2021

First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

Human activities such as climate change, deforestation and wildlife trafficking could drive more species off the planet.

Internal Documents Reveal How MSNBC Show Worked To Promote Fracking

On the issue of fracking for shale oil and gas, documents from 2011 obtained under Oklahoma's Open Records Act demonstrate that the network saw itself as a promoter of both the controversial drilling method and natural gas vehicles.

Whistleblower Says EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Fracking Methane Emissions for Years

An environmental watchdog claims the EPA is involved in a cover-up holding back information about the oil and gas industry.

A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists to the Table

From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.

The U.S. Just Banned Ivory Sales

The federal government is trying to ban all sales of items containing African elephant ivory within the U.S.

Hurricane Costs Expected to Skyrocket Due to Climate Change

“Climate change is real, it is caused by human activity and it is already causing devastating harm. Extreme weather disasters like hurricanes will devastate communities and cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars.”

Chile Producing So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving Electricity Away for Free

With so much clean power available, the price of solar has cost absolutely nothing for certain regions in recent months.

Climate Justice from the Ground Up: 6 Ballot Initiatives to Watch in 2016

These measures are noteworthy because they don’t just regulate emissions or mandate transitions. They actually do things like help the economically insecure, create material incentives for individual change, restore ecosystems, and reassert the authority of local entities over corporate polluters.

Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested

Glyphosate-containing herbicides are sold under trademarks such as Monsanto’s Roundup.
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Donald Trump Says There is No Drought in California

Trump claims California is not in a drought and will open up water to farmers if he is elected president.