Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is senior editor and a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:45pm
Trump Picks 'Fossil Fuel Industry Puppet' Scott Pruitt to Head EPA
Portending threats to efforts aimed at reining in climate change, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General and fossil fuel industry ally Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), his transition team said Wednesday. The planned appointment, as...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:45pm
Progressive-Backed Rep. Keith Ellison Says Would Vacate Seat to Head DNC
Saying the Democratic Party needs a leader making a "full-time commitment," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told news outlets Wednesday that he would leave his congressional seat if he wins the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The 53-year-old Congressional Progressive Caucus co...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:15am
Carrier Union Leader on Trump's Jobs Claim: "I Almost Threw Up in My Mouth"
President-elect Donald Trump's smoke-and-mirrors speech last week to Carrier employees had their union leader saying he "almost threw up in his mouth." As consumer advocate Ralph Nader wrote , "Trump made Carrier, a subsidiary of giant United Technology, his poster-child for showing how the U.S. is...
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:15pm
Has Last Shoe Dropped in Fight Against Superbugs?
Underscoring the potential public health threats widespread agricultural practices pose, bacteria resistant to a class of last-resort antibiotics known as carbapenems has for the first time been found on a U.S. pig farm. The findings were published Monday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy ,...
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:45pm
Sounding 'Death Knell' for Reef, Massive Australian Coal Project Heads Towards Completion
Indian energy giant Adani on Monday achieved a " key milestone " in completing its massive and controversial Carmichael coal mine project in Australia—a project, according to a marine conservation group, "that will super charge climate change and sound the death knell for our Reef." The achievement...
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:15am
Snowden: Petraeus Leaked 'Far More Highly Classified' Info Than I Did
Former Gen. David Petraeus , who is on President-elect Donald Trump 's expanding list for secretary of state, leaked "far more highly classified" than Edward Snowden did—and did so for no public benefit—yet spent no time in prison. The points were underscored by the National Security Agency (NSA)...
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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:15pm
Taking 'Major Steps Towards Justice,' UN Apologizes for Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Marking what one advocacy group hailed as " major steps towards justice ," the United Nations on Thursday apologized for its role in the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti. Since the outbreak began in 2010—firmly linked to reckless sewage practices by a Nepalese contingent of U.N. peacekeepers—data...
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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:00am
ExxonMobil CEO to Head the State Department?
Among those President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering for secretary of state is ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. That's according to Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC 's "Morning Joe." Scarborough tweeted Thursday afternoon: The SecState process continues. Trump considered the Romney...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:15pm
Goodbye Grasslands. Goodbye Birds. Goodbye Carbon Sink.
Much attention has been given to the deforestation in the Amazon and the environmental impacts that go with it. But in 2014, the American Great Plains—an area stretching from Texas into Canada—actually lost more acreage of grasslands than Brazil lost to deforestation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 2:30pm
Obama Quietly Undercutting Climate Legacy With Foreign Fossil Fuel Investments: Investigation
President Barack Obama's climate credentials are being undermined by a federal agency in his administration that is putting billions of taxpayer dollars into foreign fossil fuel projects. So finds a Columbia School of Journalism and Guardian investigation published Wednesday which looks at the U.S...
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