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Sanders’ Climate Revolution Would Cut 80% of Emissions by 2050

Sanders’ Climate Revolution Would Cut 80% of Emissions by 2050

Published on Monday, December 07, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer  A national energy policy that prioritizes the health and well-being of people and planet above the profits of the fossil fuel industry is what voters can expect should Sen. Bernie Sanders be elected President of the United States next year, according to the candidate, who […]

Seething With Anger, Probe Demanded into Exxon’s Unparalleled Climate Crime

Seething With Anger, Probe Demanded into Exxon’s Unparalleled Climate Crime

Published on Friday, October 30, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer A broad coalition of community groups along with prominent leaders from the nation’s top civil rights, environmental, and indigeneous people’s movements on Friday sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding a federal investigation into allegations that oil giant ExxonMobil knew about […]

Rallying with Pope, Climate Justice Campaigners Hail ‘Shovel-Ready Solution’

Rallying with Pope, Climate Justice Campaigners Hail ‘Shovel-Ready Solution’

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer An hour after Pope Francis spoke to Congress and issued “a call for a courageous and responsible effort […] to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity,” a rally on the National Mall highlighted a “shovel-ready solution” to the […]

Record Cold ‘Blob’ in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?

Record Cold ‘Blob’ in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Some scientists are saying that a record-setting area of cold water in the North Atlantic, revealed by recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data, could be a sign that climate change is causing the ocean current to weaken. This trend could have dramatic consequences, […]

Amid Runaway Warming, Richest Nations Spend $200 Billion Backing Fossil Fuels

Amid Runaway Warming, Richest Nations Spend $200 Billion Backing Fossil Fuels

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer One of the greatest contradictions of our time is that while world leaders profess concern over a rapidly warming planet, they continue to spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing the fossil fuel industries that are driving climate change. In fact, according to a […]

Melting Permafrost Could Cost World Economy $43 Trillion by 2100: Study

Melting Permafrost Could Cost World Economy $43 Trillion by 2100: Study

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer The melting of the Earth’s permafrost could unleash hundreds of billions of tons stored CO2 and methane by the end of this century, warned prominent researchers on Monday, with resulting economic costs that could reach $43 trillion in damages related to the runaway impacts of […]

Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas

Marine Mammals Get Reprieve as US Navy Finally Agrees to Back Off Sonar Testing in Key Areas

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Animal welfare groups and conservationists are declaring victory on behalf of marine mammals off the coast of both Hawaii and California after a federal judge on Monday signed a settlement in which the U.S. Navy agreed to limit its use of underwater sonar and explosives […]

To Defend Rights and Set Precedent, First Nation Targets Logging Plan

To Defend Rights and Set Precedent, First Nation Targets Logging Plan

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Hoping to set a precedent on Indigenous peoples and environmental rights, the Grassy Narrows First Nation is heading to court on Monday in a legal bid to stop Ontario’s plan to allow clear-cutting near the community’s traditional territory. The Canadian tribe says a proposed forest […]

Global Glaciers Melting up to Three Times Rate of 20th Century

Global Glaciers Melting up to Three Times Rate of 20th Century

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer The 21st century has already seen a record-smashing decline in the world’s glaciers, which are melting at up to three times the rate of the 20th century and will continue to disappear even without further climate change, an alarming new study concludes. Entitled Historically Unprecedented […]

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