Tag: Environment

Trump Declares War on California

I’m on a number of right-wing mailing lists, and I try to at least skim what they’re going on about in any given week; this often gives me advance warning about the next wave of manufactured outrage. Lately I’ve been seeing dire warnings that if Democrats win next year they’ll try to turn America into […]

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Urgent Culture For A Foot-Dragging Congress

By Skip Kaltenheuser. Originally published at DownWithTyranny! The Warmth of Other Suns exhibit Two Washington exhibits, terrifyingly timely for the stark options before us, demand attention from the recently returned 116th Congress. The Warmth of Other Suns, an exploration of the plight of migrants and refugees, at the Phillips Collection, departs Sept. 22nd. The David […]

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San Francisco to Get Environmental Violation for Homelessness, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump said late Wednesday that his administration would issue a notice of environmental violation against the city of San Francisco because of what he described as its homelessness problem. Traveling aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington from a three-day trip to California and New Mexico, Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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The Climate Disaster Inside America’s Prisons

Global warming far and away is the most pressing issue facing the United States (and the rest of the planet). The fast-approaching climate reckoning is bigger than the presidential election, bigger than our imperialist forever wars, bigger even than the virulent fascist threat that’s taken root in the White House and spread its tendrils across […]

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Trump Will End California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s legal authority to set tailpipe pollution rules that are stricter than federal rules, in a move designed by the White House to strike twin blows against both the liberal-leaning state that President Trump has long antagonized and the environmental legacy of President […]

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A Lot of People Were Protesting Cars in Germany Over the Weekend, but SUVs Received Special Attention

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Inside Conservative Groups’ Effort to ‘Make Dishwashers Great Again’

Of all the conservative efforts to persuade the Trump administration to weaken the nation’s environmental rules, the dishwasher lobby might be the most peculiar. “Dishwashers used to clean a full load of filthy dishes in under an hour. But now they take an average of two and a half hours and STILL leave dishes dirty!” […]

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Coal, and the Harlan County Coal Miners Who Blocked a Train Over Bankrupt Blackjewel’s Wage Theft

By Lambert Strether of Corrente I want to start by recommending the Trillbilly Worker’s Party podcast, from Whitesburg, KY, not least because Whitesburg is in Letcher County, which is adjacent to Harlan County, where the unpaid miners blocked the train. and the podcast was on the story from the beginning. Both Rolling Stone and the […]

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Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse

SILVER SPRING, Md. — On Friday morning in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., government scientists in khakis and sensible shoes bustled to work — beneath a towering bronze sculpture of a hand releasing seabirds — heading for a small scientific agency caught up in a political mess triggered by President Trump’s tweet about Hurricane Dorian. […]

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Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge

The Trump administration reached a milestone this week in its plan to open a pristine part of Alaska to oil and gas development with the release of a final report on the environmental impact of the plan. The report keeps the Interior Department on track to auction leases for the right to drill in the […]

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Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

Jane Goodall nursed a glass of neat Irish whiskey. It was the end of a long day of public appearances, and her voice was giving out. That’s what Ms. Goodall does these days. She talks. To anyone who will listen. To children, chief executives and politicians. Her message is always the same: The forests are […]

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Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019

Extreme weather events displaced a record seven million people from their homes during the first six months of this year, a figure that put 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, which compiles data from […]

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Axios: What’s the Actual Cost of Not Addressing Climate Change?

Yves here. To put the cost of Sanders’ Green New Deal plan in context, it’s roughly what we spend on the US military when you throw in all the black budgets. Yet we somehow can’t afford to save the climate, particularly, as the article points out, the “cost” pays for itself? But sadly, as some […]

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T. Boone Pickens Is Dead; Oil Magnate and Corporate Raider Was 91

T. Boone Pickens Jr., the swashbuckling Texas oil-and-gas entrepreneur whose storied life cast him in the disparate roles of corporate raider, defender of shareholder rights, unlikely environmentalist, no-holds-barred polemicist for political conservatism, and controversial philanthropist, died on Wednesday at his home in Dallas. He was 91. Jay Rosser, his spokesman and longtime chief of staff, […]

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T. Boone Pickens, Oil Magnate and Corporate Raider, Dies at 91

T. Boone Pickens Jr., the swashbuckling Texas oil-and-gas entrepreneur whose storied life cast him in the disparate roles of corporate raider, defender of shareholder rights, unlikely environmentalist, no-holds-barred polemicist for political conservatism, and controversial philanthropist, died on Wednesday at his home in Dallas. He was 91. Jay Rosser, his spokesman and longtime chief of staff, […]

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