shopify traffic stats
Quantcast

world

image_pdfimage_print

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, […]

China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs

China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Food & Water Watch Blog by Wenonah Hauter The reported move by China to enact a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions will not begin to solve our climate crisis. Pollution trading signifies a dangerous reliance on the market to address a problem that only a decisive move away from fossil fuels and […]

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 […]

Warning: TTIP Aims To Defang Local Rules Against Hazardous Chemicals

Warning: TTIP Aims To Defang Local Rules Against Hazardous Chemicals

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer The mammoth Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under secret negotiation between the United States and European Union is poised to slash the power of local governments to regulate toxins—from pesticides to fracking chemicals—the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) warned in a report released […]

With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU’s Anti-GMO Ranks

With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU’s Anti-GMO Ranks

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Yet another European nation has banned genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, with Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Environment Mark Durkan declaring Monday: “I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops and I consider it prudent to prohibit their cultivation here for the foreseeable […]

Record El Niño Puts the ‘Icing’ on Global Warming Cake

Record El Niño Puts the ‘Icing’ on Global Warming Cake

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Human-induced climate change has pushed the Earth to the brink of a major shift as scientists predict rapidly rising global temperatures within the next two years. A study, titled Big Changes Underway in the Climate System? (pdf) and published by the British Meteorological Office, notes […]

‘Refugees Welcome’: As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way

‘Refugees Welcome’: As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way

Published on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer In response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II, European governments aretightening their borders and preparing to escalate military targeting of so-called human smugglers. But many people within the European Union are modeling a different approach by holding rallies and opening their homes […]

History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’

History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer With less than 100 days until high-level UN climate talks take place in Paris, key leaders from the global climate justice movement have come together with a joint statement that affirms their belief that only mass popular mobilizations across the planet demanding a drastic reckoning […]

China Port Explosions Release Deadly Chemical, Prompting Fear and Outrage

China Port Explosions Release Deadly Chemical, Prompting Fear and Outrage

Published on Saturday, August 15, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The death toll from this week’s fiery explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin climbedabove 100 on Saturday, while confusion spread over whether authorities had ordered the evacuation of everyone within two miles amid fears of chemical contamination. According to news reports, an evacuation order […]

image_pdfimage_print