The Lie Of JetBlue Going Carbon Neutral

By Anne Petermann, -

The Washington Post recently published an article that “Jet Blue plans to go completely carbon neutral on all U.S. Flights.” While this sounds like a delightful and guilt-free way to keep on [...]

‘Saving Life On Earth’ For Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

By Andrea Germanos, -

As the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused "visionary action to save life on Earth." [...]

Trump Moves To Undermine A Bedrock Environmental Law

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News. -

President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sharply limiting environmental reviews of pipelines and other major federally permitted infrastructure projects, a move that would sweep away a hurdle [...]

Statistic Of The Decade: The Massive Deforestation Of The Amazon

By Liberty Vittert, -

This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” competition, the [...]

Air & Water Pollution Cause More Deaths Than War, Tobacco, Drugs Or Alcohol

By Michelle Chen, -

Pollution—whether it comes from a car’s tailpipe, a coal-fired power plant, or a toxic waste dump—claimed more than eight million lives around the world in 2017, fully 15 percent of all deaths. [...]

As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms To Duck Cleanup Costs

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog. -

In over their heads with debt, U.S. shale oil and gas firms are now moving from a boom in fracking to a boom in bankruptcies. This trend of failing finances has the potential for the U.S. public, [...]

Wealthy Countries’ Approach To Climate Change Condemns Hundreds Of Millions Of People To Suffer

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

In Madrid, Spain, the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference—known as COP25—began on December 2. Representatives of the world’s countries gathered to discuss what is decidedly a serious problem for [...]

‘David-and-Goliath Story’ As Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgment Against Plastics Giant Formosa

By Eoin Higgins, -

Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday celebrated the approval of a settlement with plastics giant Formosa Plastics Corp. that will see the company devote $50 million to remediating areas [...]

Earth Nears Irreversible Tipping Points

By Tim Radford, -

LONDON, 28 November, 2019 – On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a [...]

Our Children Await A Radioactive Legacy

By Paul Brown, -

LONDON, 26 November, 2019 − After 70 years of building and operating nuclear power plants across the world, governments are bequeathing to future generations a radioactive legacy. They remain [...]

Former San Carlos Apache Tribe Chair Walking To Traditional Lands To Protest Copper Mine

By Emma Gibson, Arizona Public Media. -

The former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe will walk to his tribe's traditional lands near Superior, where Resolution Copper plans to build a large underground mine. Wendsler Nosie [...]

How To Save The Planet And Ourselves

By Chris Hedges, -

If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.” Hallam’s lucid [...]

Against The Ecosystem

By Josh Davis, -

What is it? Why, “the cooperative ecosystem,” of course! And more specifically, the “worker cooperative ecosystem.” It’s a lovely phrase, isn’t it? Evoking scenes of natural beauty and symbiosis [...]

‘Coyote’ Alberto Ruz On The Rights Of Nature

By Alberto Ruz Buenfil, Chiara Lionello, and Antonio Giachetti, -

In 2009, during the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change, Bolivian President Evo Morales publicly mentioned for the first time the idea of recognizing the Rights of Mother Earth. That same year, [...]

Honduras: A Dangerous Place For Human Rights And Environmental Defenders

By Maria Faciolince, -

Honduras is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. Over 120 environmental activists were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2017 (according to conservative figures), and many others are [...]