Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis

by Aviva Chomsky, Published on Consortium News, August 22, 2019               (from TomDispatch, August 6, 2019) When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything[…]

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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food and Climate Change

by Ronnie Cummins, published on Countercurrents, July 27, 2019 The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great awakening has arrived just in time, given the record-breaking temperatures, violent weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced[…]

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Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, June 17, 2019 “Much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and soil is, essentially, free — for the businessman.” Five years after it was confirmed that the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was a danger to human health, charges have been — at least[…]

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The Madness of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Solar farm in California desert. (Bureau of Land Management via Flickr) by Niklas Hagelberg, Published on Consortium News, June 7, 2019 Fossil fuels — oil, gas, coal and their derivatives — pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels. And governments around the world are subsidizing this pollution. Historically, governments used[…]

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Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

by Dahr Jamail, Published on Countercurrents, June 8, 2019                         (originally published on Truthout) I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know:[…]

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From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics

by Colin Todhunter, Published on Countercurrents blog, June 5, 2019 Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that of glyphosate, on health and the environment but also to[…]

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Pompeo’s Arctic Shipping Lanes

Image: Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level, 10/4/2011 NASA satellite data reveals how this year’s minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red).  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ~Scientific Visualization Studio by Robert Hunziker,[…]

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Baseline of a Desecrated Place

How Israel’s water and agricultural technologies don’t even work for Israel By Dick Callahan, examining the ecological and environmental impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, first Published on If Americans Knew Blog, April 4, 2019 Click here to read his full, 12 part series on this topic. Executive Summary Israel says it has much to teach humanity about agriculture, desalination,[…]

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