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Fossil Fuel bailout? Why the Coronavirus is a crossroads for climate action

As the United States becomes the epicenter of pandemic brought on by the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, lawmakers have already begun a fossil fuel bailout — a move that could set back efforts to reign in corporate emissions. The U.S. Congress recently passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 Trillion stimulus bill to boost businesses that […]

Extreme Weather Politics and Protest

Melting Ice: the real reason behind Trump’s shocking Greenland purchase

The August 2019 headline that Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland shocked many of both country’s people before being eclipsed by the next outrage and eventually, the impeachment saga. Both impeachment and the Greenland story are indicative of foreign policy designed to make headlines and ultimately benefit Trump himself and the special interest elites staffing his […]

Environmental Justice Politics and Protest

Amid mass protests, democratic debates ignore climate crisis

During the CNN and New York Times Democratic Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis. Twelve candidates sparred for three hours over topics including impeachment, Syria, healthcare, the economy, gun violence and women’s reproductive health, but they never directly addressed the hottest topic of […]

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Lightbulbs, straws and cheeseburgers: “Oh My”

Due to a few industries pumping millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere, climate change is a crisis we are just seeing the beginning of. Yet for the past thirty years, also due to these industries pumping misinformation into the political atmosphere, climate change has been a paltry sidestep for presidential candidates as they […]

Environmental Justice Politics and Protest Pollution

The Permian Highway Pipeline and the battle for Texas’ future

This story has been updated as of October 25, 2019. The Permian Highway Pipeline is slated to run 430 miles through Texas, but a coalition of environmental organizations, local governments and private landowners are standing in the way to protect their land, water and future. In 1996 Richard Kinder left his job as President and […]

Environmental Justice Green New Deal Politics and Protest

‘A new era altogether’: Youth climate activists testify to congress

Youth climate activists addressed the US House Climate Crisis Committee and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday, September 18. All of the committee members who spoke seemed to agree that climate change is a serious threat, but the congress members and activists clashed over how, and to what extent, the United States should act. Meet the Activists […]

Politics and Protest

Youth Lead the Movement

In 1988, NASA Scientist James Hansen provided groundbreaking testimony before the U.S. Congress on the data showing the reality and dangers of human-caused global warming. Former Vice President and presidential nominee Al Gore called the problem An Inconvenient Truth. In the following decade, there were many conversations yet little action, and others who call the […]