Climate Solutions

Carbon credit market seizes new opportunity: plugging oil and gas wells

This article originally appeared on Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the environment. It is republished with permission. Sign up for their newsletter here. A wave of new companies are crafting financial incentives to block emissions from oil and gas wells that are near the end of their […]

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Democrats in Congress compromise on climate goals to pass Inflation Reduction Act

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 207 today, passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) along partisan lines. The bill, which passed the Senate on Sunday now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The spending package focuses on climate, prescription drug […]

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Heatwave sweeps globe as politicians backslide on climate pledges

Editors Note: In the hours after publication of this article, Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he had agreed to vote for $369 billion in funding for climate and energy. The bill has not come for a vote, and details on its contents are still emerging. Our original article, published before Manchin’s announcement, remains unaltered. An […]

Indigenous Sovereignty

Murders of Bruno Pereira, Dom Phillips spotlight Amazon deforestation ahead of Brazil election

On June 5, 2022, Indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips ventured to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest and never were seen again. The search for Phillips and Pereira gained considerable attention in Brazil and around the world, where Phillips’ reporting in The Guardian about Brazil and the Amazon was widely […]

Politics and Protest Pollution

SCOTUS deals blow to carbon emissions enforcement in West Virginia v. EPA ruling

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the fossil fuel industry in the case of West Virginia v. EPA. The 6-3 decision will harm the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect the environment by enforcing limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants […]

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Karankawa Kadla fight to protect sacred land, water against Enbridge’s fossil fuel expansion in Texas

A group of close to 100 concerned community members and Karankawa Kadla Indigenous people gathered in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday, April 23, under the banner “Stop Enbridge.” The group came together to act against Enbridge’s plan to expand a crude oil and liquid natural gas (LNG) export terminal off Corpus Christi Bay near Ingleside, […]

Politics and Protest

Climate action performance art takes on Shell greenwashing at SXSW in Austin

A group of concerned citizens, artists and climate activists staged a performance art demonstration at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, on Monday, March 14th, while the U.S. Shell Corporation President Gretchen Watkins held a “Fireside chat” about Shell’s target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The demonstration was organized by members of Extinction Rebellion, […]

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Indigenous youth kill fossil fuel snake in DC, demand Biden cancel DAPL, Line 3 pipeline

Hundreds of protesters led by a coalition of Indigenous youth activists and environmental organizations marched around Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 1st, carrying a 320-foot long black snake. The snake is a direct reference to an ancient Lakota prophecy and symbolizes fossil fuel pipelines, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, and the Enbridge Line […]

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From the Suez Canal to the Arctic, global trade networks are frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Maritime shipping companies have long looked to the Arctic Ocean for a way around the infamous Suez Canal. Now because of climate change, the Northern Sea Route is about to open. But are the benefits for business worth the cost of the climate crisis? Ever Given The skyscraper-sized container ship stuck in the Suez Canal, […]

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From Maui to Mauna Kea: The Thirty Meter Telescope and an interview with Lanakila Mangauil

‘From Maui to Mauna Kea’ is a multi-part series written between October 2019 and August 2020. In part one, I share my research on Hawaii, TMT and the US Military, plus my experience traveling off the beaten path around the islands and interviews I gathered along the way. The world’s most controversial telescope is the […]