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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 ENLARGE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2016 ENLARGE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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