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Trump’s Bogus Reason for Bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement

The administration’s lawyer thinks there might be legal ramifications if the U.S. stays in but doesn’t cut emissions. No one who worked on the deal agrees.

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Earth Could Break Through a Major Climate Threshold in the Next 15 Years, Scientists Warn

A new report points to alarming possibilities about hazards triggered by climate change that could become reality in the near future.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Change Uncertainties Abound—Let’s Acknowledge and Plan for Them With Honesty

A New York Times column on the issue set off yet another dangerous tempest of exaggeration and simplification.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE



Humans Are Better at Rapid Change Than We Think

A new study provides evidence that people are capable of radically altering the world, offering hope in the face of climate change.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE



Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Strike on May Day

Organizers believe this year’s turnout, reflecting concerns about and defiance of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, will be the biggest in over a decade.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE



Why Earth Will Never Freeze Over

The discovery of a biological mechanism that halts rapid global cooling suggests the planet can protect itself from a complete deep freeze.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE


People’s Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

Truthdig is on the ground for the march in Washington, D.C., as tens of thousands draw attention to the president’s climate change policy.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Free Bicycles Are Reducing Pollution in China and India

Innovative bicycle services in the two nations are tackling chronic air pollution problems and congestion by encouraging people to stop using cars.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Change Promises Rough Ride for Airlines

Passengers on transatlantic flights face scary moments as climate change driven by carbon dioxide emissions increases turbulence.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE


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On Climate Change, Is Justin Trudeau Just a ‘Stunning Hypocrite’ Who’s Nice to Look At?

The Canadian prime minister’s good looks and smooth rhetoric distract from his terrible environmental approach, journalist Bill McKibben contends.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE



The Disabled Are Probably the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Effects

As an example: People with disabilities suffered a disproportionate number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Council on Disability.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 READ MORE



Nuclear Power Giants Limp Toward Extinction

While renewable energy is getting cheaper, the nuclear power industry is being pushed toward a financial black hole by cost overruns and delays.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 READ MORE



California Leads the Way in Solar Power

The Golden State now generates so much solar power that sometimes the price of electricity turns negative.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 READ MORE



The Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside in the Gulf of Alaska

In May, U.S. warships will sail to the gulf and engage in activities that could poison those once-pristine waters.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE


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As Seas Around Mar-a-Lago Rise, Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Thwart a Local Climate Action Plan

The president’s budget calls for ending a program that supports environmental efforts in Palm Beach County, Fla., and in the hometowns of some Cabinet members.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE



Are Progressives Suffering From ‘Trump Fatigue’?

Many achievements of the past 40 years are on the president’s chopping block, but we must not allow ourselves to become too exhausted to take action.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE



Studies of Two Reefs Reveal They May Be Damaged Beyond Recovery

The Pacific Ocean’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE



Oil Placed in Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

The lake, which flows into the Missouri River, serves as the primary water source for numerous indigenous tribes, including the Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



The Simple Fact That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama’s Energy Policies

The president’s executive order deregulating dangerous gas emissions flies in the face of basic economics.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



A Quiet Revolution Is Helping to Save the Planet From Climate Change

The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE



The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe’s land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE



The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change

If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE


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How Eating More Vegetables and Less Meat Benefits the Planet as Well as Our Health

New research shows that even a modest switch toward a vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 READ MORE



U.S. Pressures Group of 20 Into Dropping Climate-Change Reference From Joint Statement

Finance ministers of the world’s leading economies, defying German leadership, have removed a clause about funding, a G-20 official tells Reuters.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE



Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice

New research analyzes the decline of the region’s ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE



A Crisis With No End: Why Flint Is Still the Issue

The lead in Flint’s water has taken a physical and mental toll on residents, and the water remains tainted.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 READ MORE



How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?

At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leads #NoDAPL March on Washington

Truthdig correspondent Clara Romeo reports from the nation’s capital Friday as tribe members and allied “water protectors” rally against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


What Can We Learn From Standing Rock?

Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman met with the editorial team Thursday to discuss the Dakota Access pipeline and the next moves for the “water protectors.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Solar Jobs Double Coal’s Job Total, a Survey by the Nonprofit Solar Foundation Finds

Despite President Trump’s actions, the case for reviving coal continues to weaken as economic and environmental realities combine to bolster renewables.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE


Questioning Local Media Coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Reporter Jordan Chariton appears on a North Dakota news show to set the record straight about what’s happening at #NoDAPL camps.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Proceeds as Emergency Request Is Denied

As the Sioux tribes run out of legal routes to halt the pipeline, military veterans travel to North Dakota to support the water protectors’ final stand.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE



Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea

A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Standing Rock Tribe Calls for Action in Face of Impending Pipeline Construction

The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is reaching a boiling point as peaceful demonstrators seek to halt imminent drilling.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE



Global Warming Threatens the World’s Mountains

Climate change is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, making ecosystems more vulnerable as tree lines migrate up slopes.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE


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Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

The president signed executive orders Tuesday advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE



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



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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