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Jessica Corbett: New Report Details Planetary Perils of US Fracking Infrastructure Boom

“This new analysis paints a devastating picture of what our world will look like if fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure buildout aren’t halted soon.” —Dr. Sandra Steingraber

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘Literally What Jesus Told People to Do’– In Arizona Possible Prison Time for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants

“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?” Four women were found guilty of misdemeanors and are facing … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Durbin Calls for Senate Hearings to Probe ‘Serious Questions’ About Why Trump Is ‘So Chummy’ With Putin

“This man who is a former KGB agent, never been a friend of the United States, invaded our allies, threatens us around the world, and tries his damnedest to undermine our elections. Why is this President Trump’s best buddy?

January 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Put Down the Damn Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: California Fires Are the Nightmare that Climate Scientists Long Predicted

Wildfires ravaging the state have “spawned bizarre pyrotechnics, from firenados to towering pyrocumulus clouds that evoke a nuclear detonation.” . Flames from the Carr Fire burn through trees and a … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: No Such Thing as Cheap Meat

New global index gauges how 60 suppliers, worth a combined $300 billion, are managing sustainability risks based on nine criteria. Cattle graze on a farm in Caroline County, Maryland (Photo: … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Child Mortality Rate 70 Percent Higher in U.S. Than in Other Rich Nations

Report renews concerns about access to firearms and national healthcare system. American kids are 70 percent more likely to die during childhood compared with children in other wealthy, democratic nations, … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘Alarm Bells Ringing’ — Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years

Ahead of the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany next week, an annual bulletin released on Monday revealed that last year, the average global concentration of carbon dioxide surged at … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘Ecological Armageddon’ — Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear

As new report shows flying insect population plunged by 76 percent, author predicts “our grandchildren will inherit a profoundly impoverished world.” A new study published Wednesday, revealing populations of flying … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: Celebrations as Bernie-Style Candidate Wins Mayoral Victory in Alabama

“This isn’t just a victory for Birmingham, it’s a victory for all of us” says Our Revolution’s Nina Turner, calling on progressives to “support local races all across the country.” … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism

As Houston begins its long recovery from Hurricane Harvey, epic wildfires burn throughout the western U.S., and Irma charges toward Florida after devastating several Caribbean islands, while two other storms … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘When Rising Seas Hit Home’ — Hundreds of Towns Threatened by 2100

Daunting new report shows coastal communities are at-risk and unprepared for flooding caused by climate change. As an iceberg the size of Delaware broke away from an ice shelf in … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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