Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: climate

Meet the industry lobbyists fighting efforts to solve the biodiversity crisis

"This research sheds new light on an area of lobbying that has largely been able to slip under the radar and should act as a wake-up call to policymakers ahead of the U.N.'s upcoming biodiversity conference," said InfluenceMap's program manager.

BP exploited Mexican communities hoping to benefit from carbon credits: report

A report published this month in Bloomberg Green said oil and gas company BP has been buying carbon credits from Mexican villages below market value, raising questions about the carbon credit market’s viability as a tool for transitioning companies to green practices.

Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire on Earth Day

“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result – my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

Oil development is changing the rules of the game for wildlife

New research shows that oil drilling in Canada’s boreal forest is changing how wolves, caribou, bears and other species interact.

Fossil fuel extraction threatens Africa’s remaining elephants

The growing global outcry against the destruction caused by the oil and gas industry has pushed leaders to address their actions to...

The global seafood supply is being contaminated by microplastics, but major...

Our addiction to plastic is having negative effects all along the food chain.

India and the future of the planet

India’s economic and energy production model is not a threat to the world, but it is a threat to India itself, particularly its most marginalized people.

Advocates call on Congress to #SealTheDeal for care, climate, and justice

The next few months will be crucial to securing the big, bold policy wins needed to build a more equitable, sustainable country for all.

Food at risk as third of plants face extinction

“Extinction is forever, which is a loss not only in terms of their evolution and persistence on the planet, but also a loss to the future of our food.”

‘A win for the planet!’: Dutch supreme court issues landmark ruling...

The nonprofit that brought the case called it "a groundbreaking decision that confirms that individual governments must do their fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.

Scientists create biodegradable plastic using solar energy

The team’s success in using solar energy to synthesize fumaric acid shows promise in using artificial photosynthesis in the future.

Must larceny always overpower honesty?

In deeply unequal societies, the thieving always thrive.

Sanders backs renewed push for ban on Dark Money in democratic primaries

"If Democrats really believe in democracy and campaign finance reform, we must ban super PACs in primaries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.