Most Important 2018 Environmental Stories, Point To Our Work In 2019

By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earthisland.org -

I don’t know about you, but it to seems to me as though 2018 swept by in a blur of mostly dismal news. As I began drawing up our annual list of the most important environmental stories of the [...]

Confronting The Carbon Capitalists

By Seattle IWW, Itsgoingdown.org -

Northwest forests, once some of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, have been clear-cut and laden with biocides. Complex interrelationships have been smashed with saws and machinery to make way [...]

The Mainstream Media Is Lying About The California Fires

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

I don’t like accurately predicting the future. But it happens to me sometimes. And it’s never a good thing. Not once have I predicted that I would stumble upon a great sum of money or that a [...]

PG&E: Don’t Break it Up. Take It Over

By Johanna Bozuwa, Commondreams.org -

There is strong evidence that the wildfires raging through California right now—killing at least 80 people, with at least an additional 1,000 missing as of November 18—have been sparked at least [...]

Climate Change And Wildfires: The New Western Travesty

By Joshua Frank, Counterpunch.org -

As my wife Chelsea and I drove through Arizona on our annual pilgrimage from California to Montana, orange smoke billowed along the darkened horizon, signals of hearts shattered and landscapes [...]

Investigations Point To Energy Corporation’s Negligence In California Wildfire

By E.P. Milligan, Wsws.org -

An investigation is now underway that will assess the culpability of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in starting the Camp Fire, now the deadliest wildfire in the history of California. The [...]

California’s Wildfire and Climate Change Warnings Are Still Too Conservative

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

As firefighters in California battle to contain the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, a climate scientist says the reality on the ground is surpassing what a government [...]

Scientists Say Logging Forests Won’t Reduce Wildfire Risk

By  Annette Mcgee Rasch, Mailtribune.com -

A group of environmental scientists have written a letter to Congress advising that efforts to control wildfires should focus on reducing fire hazards near communities, homes and roads and not on [...]

Climate Change Costs Money, Wildfires And Storms Cost More

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

Addressing climate change costs money. Wildfires gobbling up our country — and seas swallowing up our shores — costs more. Right now, much of the west is affected by wildfires. An unlucky [...]

Demand The Impossible

By Anne Cummings Jacopetti, www.popularresistance.org -

By Anne Cummings Jacopetti for Popular Resistance. I read Ayers’ book last summer and was so impressed that I bought three more copies, one for each of my sons. Now, raw from my trial by fire and [...]

PG&E Power Lines Linked To Wine Country Fires

By Paul Rogers, www.education.good.is -

By Paul Rogers for The Mercury News - “The historic wind event that swept across PG&E service area late Sunday and early Monday packed hurricane-strength winds in excess of 75 mph in some cases,” [...]

Early Estimate For Hurricanes, Wildfires At $300 Billion

By Sabrina Shankman, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News. The devastation from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—plus dozens of wildfires that raged across the West in early August—could result in the [...]

Portugal’s Wildfires A Result Of Timber Industry

By Campaign to Stop GE Trees, www.stopgetrees.org -

By the Campaign to Stop Genetically-Engineered Trees. Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while [...]

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster In Canadian History

By Bobby Magill, www.climatecentral.org -

By Bobby Magill for Climate Central - The Fort McMurray wildfire, driven by drought and climate change, was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, ringing up $3.58 billion in losses, [...]

Fires In Canada And PUC Pipeline Dishonesty

By Winona LaDuke, www.inforum.com -

By Winona LaDuke for Inforum - The firestorm in Alberta's Fort McMurray grew eight times as large in a couple of days—engulfing more than 600,000 acres. Not just one fire, it was series of fires, [...]

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