Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit as Senate Debates Keystone XL

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved a permit to lay a tar sands crude pipeline from Illinois to Indiana. Environmental groups are doing all they can to stop it by requesting a full National Environmental Policy Act review for Enbridge's proposal.

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 ‘Bomb Train’ Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

While the industry promised to phase-out DOT-111s, these “bomb trains” continue to roll through towns and cities across the U.S. It seems their promise has rung hollow.

Is it Too Late to Save the Planet?

Our planet's ecosystem is under duress and human activity and human behavior as the main culprits. It's time our species stops contributing to the problem and starts becoming the solution.

Pope Francis Plea for Climate Action Revives Concept of 'The Commons' to Rethink Economy...

Pope Francis has recently visited the Philippines, a country that has been dramatically influenced by climate change, in order to give Vatican talks and teachings about the warming of our Earth.

Exclusive: 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on Informant's Role

In his first interview since his release, Eric McDavid, environmental activist who has just been released from prison 10 years early, discusses his release exclusively with Democracy Now! Watch it in its entirety here.

Are Private Schools Better than Public?

Our public school system may be the best in the world. However, poverty, coupled with the fact that the people in charge are ignoring facts and turning instead to the corporate profit-seekers, is debilitating to the system.

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?

Did DeSmog’s Coverage of Coal Baron Bob Murray v. Fracker Aubrey McClendon Lawsuit Lead...

DeSmogBlog has followed this case closely since Murray filed his initial complaint in August 2013, regularly checking the docket and saving copies of court documents sealed along the way. But is record sealing legal?

Why Was 2014 Hottest Year on Record? The Humans Did It

The most important thing President Obama did for the environment was not to block Keystone XL, but to throw billions in research and development money at solar panel research for a sweltering humankind.

All Forms of Life Are Sacred

Just because animals are cognitively different from us, why is it people's belief that they have lesser moral value? Using them is the ultimate problem—it does not matter how well we treat them.