Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: environment

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just...

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Why fixing methane leaks from the oil and gas industry can...

It might be the cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy.

Democrats didn’t win—they simply held the line 

Yes, it was a relief that increasingly fascist Republicans didn’t sweep the midterms. But our democratic standards cannot fall so low as to accept a split Congress.

‘Drop fossil fuels,’ over 400 scientists tell PR firm handling UN...

“It’s an almost comical conflict of interest that Big Oil’s spin doctors are also in charge of communications for the UN climate talks.”

New survey reveals electronic waste a growing problem globally

“We need to understand this growth and counter it with everyone involved: national authorities, enforcement agencies, Producer Responsibility Organizations, original equipment manufacturers, recyclers, researchers and consumers themselves.”

Big oil companies are selling their wells. Some worry taxpayers will...

“The overall industry is being assaulted right now through policy changes at the state and federal level. That’s the story writ large. The industry is dying.”

Environmental racism is poisoning America’s waters

Thousands of people in U.S. cities have been left without access to clean water. Communities say institutional racism is to blame.

New oil slick in Long Beach has campaigners demanding environmental change...

"How many more oil spills and fossil fuel accidents do we need until the city and the state begins to prioritize public health and the environment?"

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

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."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

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.