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Will Climate Change Information on the Web Become an Endangered Species Under the GOP?

A recent reworking of language on a Wisconsin government website concerning climate change could be replicated under a Trump administration.

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE


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Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat

The president-elect, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE



Paris Accord’s Warming Limit Could Increase Fish Catches

Scientists calculate that worldwide fish yields could rise by millions of metric tons a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Crony Capitalism Made Rick Perry Our Energy Secretary

The former Texas governor’s only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



EPA Finally Concludes That Fracking Is a Threat to U.S. Water Supplies

The Environmental Protection Agency’s finding, endorsed by environmentalists, comes as Donald Trump’s nascent administration prepares to rethink regulation of the gas drilling industry.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Senate Finally Approves Flint Aid at Expense of the Golden State

Michigan action shouldn’t come at expense of endangered species protection in California, “but that is the result of the partisan games at play,” according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE


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How We Can Fight Back Against Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency

With regard to fighting global warming, the American public is, at best, now on its own. At worse, the federal government will change its laws to encourage activities that make the environment dirtier, more dangerous and hotter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE


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President-Elect Trump’s Pro-Oil Stance Looms Over #NoDAPL Day of Action

The day of action comes in the context of Trump’s upset victory, and its implications not only for the Dakota Access pipeline itself, but for the fossil fuel industry, for freedom of expression and for Americans’ right to protest.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE



Four Years of Donald Trump Could Sink the Planet (Video)

The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest emitters of carbon dioxide. If the next president doesn’t significantly pare down emissions, this country alone could cook the planet, even if China and others act more responsibly.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 READ MORE


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Maced, Hit with Rubber Bullets in Standoff Over Ancestral Land

By Emma Niles

Filmmaker Josh Fox and journalist Erin Schrode covered the conflict Wednesday between law enforcement and demonstrators on the shoreline of a creek near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Let’s go to Standing Rock to show the North Dakota water protectors that we have something to be truly thankful for.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



Eco-Activist and Filmmaker Josh Fox Opposes a Political Revolution Against the Corporate Parties

In a recent recorded interview with Truthdig, Fox exposed his failure to grasp that a third-party presidential campaign is a way to raise funds and awareness for the issues and candidates he says he supports.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



Boom in Urban Population Will Make Climate Change Worse

A new Atlas of the Human Planet shows how the world’s growing urban population compounds the destruction caused by global warming and puts the poorest at greatest risk.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE



‘We’re Not at War’: Indigenous Protesters Call on Feds to Intervene Against Military-Style Crackdown

Water protectors have endured dog attacks, checkpoints and invasive strip searches at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



Latest Oil Pipeline Leak Underscores Dangers of Dakota Access Pipeline

A major crude-oil pipeline in Oklahoma sprang a leak Sunday night. The company has yet to provide an estimate of volume spilled.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



Big Profits Seen for China’s Wind Energy Companies

The Chinese government is committed to stringing eight new ultra-high-voltage power lines, designed mainly to transmit electricity from wind farms, across the country.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



As Stakes Rise, 83 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Maced and Arrested

Saturday’s events follow reports of escalating police abuse at protest sites, including beatings and unnecessary strip searches of those detained.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Brings Back Al Gore and Talks Green, but She Still Opposes the Carbon Tax (Video)

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Miami with former Vice President Al Gore, attempting to shore up her credentials both with environmentalists and millennial youths.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Why Farmers Markets Are Critical to Food Security, the Environment and Public Health

By not using massive industrial farming and irrigation equipment, small farms better maintain the quality of our soil, air and water—which is more healthful all around.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Hurricane Matthew Is a Herald of Man-Made Climate Change

Today’s hurricanes are made worse by the climate shift that has already occurred, and future hurricanes will be made even more devastating by denial of that fact.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Map Shows How Trade Deals Would Enable Polluter Power Grab

The interactive tool “gives people a chance to see if toxic trade is in their own backyard.”

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE



Tensions Over Dakota Access Pipeline Intensify in Wake of Police Raid

Peaceful protesters were met with a militarized police response in the days after the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux pleaded with the United Nations for action.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE



U.N. Experts to United States: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Now

Standing Rock Sioux were “denied access to information and excluded from consultations,” a United Nations special rapporteur charges.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



The Last Time Summer Was This Hot, Human Beings Hadn’t Yet Left Africa (Video)

Climate scientist Michael Mann says there is “tentative but compelling evidence” that it was hotter this summer than it has been at any point in 100,000 years.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Signs That Wind Power Is Gaining Strength in the U.S. (Video)

Not only is the fuel itself free, but also the turbines are getting less and less costly—a trend that experts believe will accelerate.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Access Construction Will Continue, Says Pipeline Company CEO

As the head of the company building the pipeline vows to move forward with the controversial project, nonviolent protesters bring work to a halt at one North Dakota site.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



‘A Victory for Elephants’: World Governments Call for Closure of Ivory Markets

After fierce debate, disagreements and walkouts, the motion was adopted on the final day of the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Tribes Secure Limited Victory With Partial, Temporary Halt on Dakota Access Pipeline (Video)

An emergency request for a restraining order was filed in response to the holiday weekend desecration of sacred sites.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE



A Look at Just Some of the Ways Green Energy Is Helping Americans

As we celebrate American workers, let’s remember where their future lies. And that is, in part, in the renewable energy sector.

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 READ MORE



Politicians in Big Oil’s Pocket, Beware: The People of Florida Want Their Solar

Florida is No. 3 in the country for solar potential but No. 18 in installations, largely because of nefarious dirty tricks by the carbon moguls.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 READ MORE



In Boon for Electric Cars and Solar Panels, California Will Seek to Heavily Roll Back CO2 Emissions

The Legislature worked on an extremely ambitious carbon dioxide emissions reduction bill for a year and is finally sending it to the governor for his signature.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE



Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas

While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton’s Choice of Ken Salazar Comes Under Fire (Video)

David Sirota argues that the former interior secretary, appointed to Clinton’s transition team, holds anti-environment, pro-business ideologies that could nudge government policies in harmful directions during the next presidency.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-Stricken West

Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE


Lead Contamination at Indiana Low-Income Housing Site Is Being Addressed After Decades of Inaction

A video investigation of conditions at an affordable-housing complex in northern Indiana shows how the crisis came to be and how it might be “worse than Flint.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Clinton Transition Team Headed by Anti-Climate ‘Power Broker’ Ken Salazar

The former secretary of the interior has claimed that “there’s not a single case where hydraulic fracking has created an environmental problem for anyone.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



‘Disappointed’ in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Democrats to Drop Lame-Duck Push for TPP

The TPP “will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health,” Sanders said.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



More Bad News About Water Safety Could Affect Millions of Americans

A new Harvard study reveals excessive levels of toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other ailments.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Iowa Could Go Fully Green With Wind in Only 14 Years, With Few Birds Killed, Mr. Trump

Iowa gets 31 percent of its electricity from wind turbines, the highest percentage in the nation (though Texas generates more than twice as many megawatts from wind). But you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Six Signs That the Big Global Switch to Solar Has Already Begun

Among several indications of the rise of solar energy, a plane recently flew around the world using nothing but solar power.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief and Native American Rights Activist

David Bald Eagle, who died July 22 at 97, was known for an eclectic mix of passions, especially his work in motion pictures. But he also left a legacy of activism for the Native American community, including his service as the first chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE


How Do We Save the Bees? (Photos)

By Clara Romeo

Nearly 70 percent of crops are pollinated by bees, and the flying insects are becoming endangered because of the use of toxic pesticides.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ralph Nader and Omar Barghouti to Receive Gandhi Peace Award in 2017

The prize, awarded by the 64-year-old organization Promoting Enduring Peace, will be shared by the two men for their peaceful activism.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE


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