Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tag: environment

A planet in crisis

Perhaps if we listen deeply enough and regularly enough, we ourselves will become the song this planet needs to hear.

EU approval of glyphosate based on review that plagiarized Monsanto studies

"Just as tobacco companies can no longer talk about the health benefits of smoking, the chemical industry shouldn't be able to write its own authorization for its own potentially harmful products."

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.

Warning: A ‘shrinking window’ of usable groundwater

"We found that the average depth of water resources across the country was about half of what people had previously estimated.”

600+ environmental groups urge Congress to phase out fossil fuels

"This means a halt to all new fossil fuel development now, and it means a rejection of dangerous false solutions like market-based emissions trading programs."

Fracked shale oil wells drying up faster than predicted, Wall Street...

“Other countries, namely China, are frantically investing in renewables. For us to crow about our oil wealth, and not focus on renewables, is for us to miss the opportunity to be leaders in the world as it’s going to be.”

The new Congress needs to create a green planet at peace

We must transform our lethal energy system to one that sustains us, while creating genuine national and international security at peace with all of nature and humanity.

Oil tanker fire near Hong Kong kills 1, potential spill could...

The explosions were strong enough to be felt by residents of the nearby island.

We already have a border wall. It’s an environmental disaster.

"We’ve inhabited this land for so long, since the beginning of time and so not allowing that migration to flow disrupts people’s systems. We know the impacts [the border wall] has already had on our environment.”

The EPA has backed off enforcement under Trump – here are...

Combined with regulatory rollbacks and structural weakening of the EPA, the steep declines in enforcement nearly across the board show that Trump’s EPA is on what we consider a dangerous path.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good thing.

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

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