Big Tech’s Big Defector

Nov 26, 2019 by

Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley’s earliest champions. Now he’s one of its most fervent critics.

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Sea Level in the Gulf of Maine...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Residents already worried about fumes from their waterfront’s giant oil tanks want to know what happens in the event of a disaster— and what about sea level rise?

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This company wants to make ste...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Many of the industrial processes underpinning modern civilization rely on dirty energy for the simple reason that it’s a great source of heat.

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Study confirms fear that inten...

Nov 26, 2019 by

The acidification of the Earth’s oceans, which climate scientists warn is a dangerous effect of continued carbon emissions, was behind a mass extinction event 66 million years ago, according to a new study.

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Earth’s carbon dioxide levels ...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Call the Guinness Book: It’s been at least three million years since CO2 was this high

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India’s Ominous Future: Too Li...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Decades of short-sighted government policies are leaving millions defenseless in the age of climate disruptions – especially the country’s poor.

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The destruction of the Amazon,...

Nov 25, 2019 by

The 2019 fires were just the tip of the iceberg. 

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IRAQI CHILDREN BORN NEAR U.S. ...

Nov 25, 2019 by

MORE THAN A decade and a half after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, a new study found that babies are being born today with gruesome birth defects connected to the ongoing American military presence there.

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Ralph Nader: American Seniors ...

Nov 25, 2019 by

While the Democratic presidential candidates are debating full Medicare for All, giant insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare are advertising to the elderly in an attempt to lure them from Traditional Medicare (TM) to the so-called Medicare Advantage (MA)—a corporate plan that UnitedHealthcare promotes to turn a profit at the expense of enrollees.

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Coal Knew, Too

Nov 25, 2019 by

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry was long aware of the threat of climate change.

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Global 5G wireless deal threat...

Nov 22, 2019 by

Meteorologists say international standards for wireless technology could degrade crucial satellite measurements of water vapour.

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Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mount...

Nov 22, 2019 by

A new analysis of satellite images shows how the area of West Virginia with the most strip-mine damage is also the most susceptible to increased stream flow.

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Robert Reich: It’s time ...

Nov 22, 2019 by

Any Medicare for All is better than our present system, but this second version is far better

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The New York Times Won’t...

Nov 21, 2019 by

When Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his $16.3 trillion climate plan, corporate media were quick to throw cold water on it, arguing that the Democratic presidential candidate’s plan was too expensive, and logistically and politically impossible (FAIR.org, 9/6/19).

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San Francisco’s Quest to Make ...

Nov 21, 2019 by

‘Zero Waste’ might be the impossible dream, but San Francisco isn’t giving up.

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How the humble chairlift could...

Nov 21, 2019 by

What do you see when you imagine a zero-carbon future? Electric buses zipping by? Rolling hills covered with solar panels? Offshore wind farms towering over the sea? If batteries are part of your vision, good thinking.

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A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Fa...

Nov 21, 2019 by

The damage from the destructive spring flooding in the Midwest has been followed in parts of the country by a miserable autumn that is making a bad farming year worse, with effects that could be felt into next spring.

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Timebomb’: Fires devastate tig...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Another heavy fire season in Indonesia has taken a toll on the country’s remaining forest. In Sembilang National Park, on the island of Sumatra, fires raged into primary forest that provides vital habitat for critically endangered Sumatran tigers and elephants.

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Citing Latest Climate Science,...

Nov 20, 2019 by

On Saturday, November 16, 29 people were arrested in a rally at a massive natural gas-fired power plant, the Cricket Valley Energy Center, that is being constructed in a picturesque rural valley of farms and forests near the New York-Connecticut border, about 80 miles north of New York City.

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A meteorologist bets his caree...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Climate change journalism is having a moment. Earlier this fall the flood gates opened as hundreds of international news outlets cranked out thousands of climate stories.

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Got flight shame? Would you pa...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Flight shame — that guilty feeling for traveling by air because of its large impact on the climate — is making some customers think twice before flying.

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‘The Game Changers’...

Nov 20, 2019 by

It turns out you can still be a high-performing athlete on a plant-based diet.

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How to Save the Planet and Our...

Nov 20, 2019 by

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.”

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Oxford Names ‘Climate Emergenc...

Nov 20, 2019 by

In a break from precedent, the dictionary company released an all-environmental shortlist including “climate action,” “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety.”

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Can solar power help prevent C...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Most reports on climate change are filled with dire warnings for our future. The consensus is that the earth is getting progressively warmer, and our energy-consumption habits have had a direct impact on that.

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60% of Toxic Superfund Sites T...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Hundreds of polluted sites face an increased risk of inundation from sea level rise, flooding exacerbated by global warming, or wildfires, Congress’s watchdog warns.

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Intensified US Sanctions Bolst...

Nov 19, 2019 by

On November 14, 1979, 10 days after Iranian students overran the U.S. embassy in Tehran to demand the return of Iran’s deposed Shah, the U.S. first imposed sanctions on Iran. In the four decades since, Iran has been almost continuously under U.S. sanctions.

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It’s not just Venice. Climate ...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Saltwater rushed into St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice last week, submerging marble tombs, intricate mosaics, and centuries-old columns. A man was spotted swimming across St. Mark’s Square, normally bustling with tourists, as the highest tide in 50 years swept through.

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As Climate Risk Grows, Cities ...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Glimpsed from a kayak on West Neck Creek, this swampy piece of land, a pocket of red maple and loblolly pine tucked behind growing subdivisions, doesn’t look like the stuff of existential debate.

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New Criteria for Affordable Ho...

Nov 19, 2019 by

An update to the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria certification, available to property owners of low- and moderate-income housing, integrates key aspects of WELL 2.0.

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