Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: Earth Day

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.”

Earth Day activists wanted to disrupt the fossil fuel industry. The...

We need to speed the transition to the solar panels and wind turbines that engineers have worked so mightily to improve and are now the cheapest way to generate power.

Bill McKibben on Earth Day at 50: We must stop subsidizing...

Half a century later, in the middle of a pandemic, protests planned around the world have moved online, and the Trump administration has gutted the EPA, rolled back fuel economy standards and eased the enforcement of pollution regulations.

A new Earth Day

So, Happy Earth Day. If we actually mean it, we will elect representatives who will force the military to clean it all up.

Earth Day: Conflict over the future of the planet

The environmental crisis and the mishandling of climate change are issues that are going to make the 2020s a decade of transformational change.

On this Earth Day, demand freedom for Siwatu-Salama Ra

The growing #FreeSiwatu movement is working to prevent this gross miscarriage of justice.

UK pledges £61.4 million to fight ocean plastics

"This week we will look closely at how we can tackle the many threats to the health of the world's oceans, including the scourge of marine plastic pollution."

Science celebrities speak out on Earth Day

“We are at a critical juncture. Science is under attack.”

If You Want to Convert a Climate Skeptic, Don’t Talk About...

Scientist and Christian Katherine Hayhoe shares how she wins over those who doubt climate change is happening — by not mentioning climate science.

We Live or Die Alone and Together

“Save some gratitude for those who preserve life or provide you with the goods of life and stop the overweening, abject displays of mewling groveling at the altar of militarism.”

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IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.

Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024...

New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s health harms

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.