Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: Europe

The U.S. is a world outlier on abortion restrictions

The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Russia, NATO, and the future of neutrality

Neither the formerly non-aligned of Europe nor the currently non-aligned of the Global South are interested in furthering Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambitions.

Ships are dumping oil up to 3,000x per year in Europe’s...

“Whether it is a lack of resources by relevant national authorities, or flaws in EMSA’s accountability system, bilge dumping remains an uncomfortable and toxic reality in our oceans.”

How nanoplastics enter the human body

If you regularly drink water from plastic bottles, you’re likely ingesting even more plastic than the average consumer.

US wants a new war or at least public fears of...

As US forces head to Europe and Asia, war risk grows.

Helsinki 2.0

The European security order has broken down. The conflict around Ukraine is a symptom of this larger problem.

Biden considering deploying thousands of troops to eastern Europe

U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly weighing a Pentagon proposal to deploy thousands of American troops to the Baltics and Eastern Europe...

Eurasia’s ring of fire

Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the...

Unlike the US, Europe is setting ambitious targets for producing more...

The U.S. isn't currently setting the bar high for growing its organic sector. Across the Atlantic, Europe has a much more focused, aggressive strategy.

European Green Deal: Step forward, backward, or sideways?

While Europe is ahead of much of the world in combining decarbonization with an equitable shift to clean energy, it's still not enough.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.