Thursday, April 18, 2019

America’s missed climate targets cost global economy $1 trillion, Dublin-based think tank finds

“Someone, somewhere, at some time will eventually pay the price.”

NAACP reveals tactics fossil fuel industry uses to manipulate communities of color

The report describes at length the health and financial harms that coal, oil, and gas bring to the communities they cross, and how these harms are disproportionately impacting people of color.

New York bans single-use plastic bags

New York becomes the second state to ban single-use plastic bags starting in March 2020.

‘Huge victory for our oceans:’ Trump effort to open Arctic to oil and gas...

"Experts in environmental law estimate that the Trump administration has now lost about 40 environmental cases in federal courts."

Push to reverse obscure shipping law could flood Puerto Rico with fracked gas

As the island rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, a century-old federal shipping law known as the Jones Act stands in the way of the oil and gas industry flooding the island with liquefied natural gas, or LNG.

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change

The tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leaders in climate adaptation and have mounted multifaceted responses to the threats they face.

Controversial Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from Trump

"The #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline was a bad idea from Day One and it remains a terrible idea today."
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Puerto Rico faces a flood of fracked gas in wake of Hurricane Maria

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster.

Guns, climate denial and conspiracies: Al Jazeera captures Australian far right political figures meeting...

The exchange with the petrochemical giants, from September 2018, is part of a blockbuster hidden-camera investigative series released by Al Jazeera.
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‘Tell that to the families in Flint:’ AOC demolishes GOP claim that Green New...

New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a passionate defense of the Green New Deal.