Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Social and environmental justice groups opposed to Shell's plans to drill for fossil fuels in Arctic waters organized a protest in kayaks on the shores of Seattle's Elliot Bay in 2015. (Photo: Greenpeace) News
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Arsonists 'Pledging to Light a Few Less Fires': Analysis Exposes Failure of Big Oil Climate Pledges
An analysis published Wednesday by Oil Change International, and endorsed by 30 other advocacy groups, found that none of the climate strategies, plans, and pledges of eight major oil and gas companies even come close to aligning with the 2015 Paris agreement's goal of limiting global warming this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on September 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Citing 'Abysmal Record on Human Rights,' Amnesty Makes Rare Demand to Halt Wolf's Nomination as DHS Chief
Amnesty International USA on Wednesday issued a rare call to halt the nomination of acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to permanently take on the role "unless and until all information relevant to Wolf's involvement in human rights violations—including the family separations policy—is...
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An Extinction Rebellion protester holds up a placard saying "Divest from climate change" as they block the roads outside the Bank of England on October 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Home to 36 Million People Make Unified Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledge
In another win for climate campaigners, leaders of 12 major cities around the world—collectively home to about 36 million people—committed Tuesday to divesting from fossil fuel companies and investing in a green, just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2020. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is planning to hold a vote to fill U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, with President Donald Trump expected to unveil his nominee as early as Friday or Saturday. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
'Absolute Hogwash': Romney Blasted for Backing SCOTUS Vote as Progressives Vow Fight to the End
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney announced Tuesday that he would participate in a floor vote to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3 general election, triggering condemnation and a fresh wave of vows from progressives that they will keep fighting to ensure the next elected president gets to pick the nominee.
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Morgan Stanley headquarters are seen June 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
'We Expected Action Beyond Rhetoric': Climate Advocates Unimpressed by Morgan Stanley Net-Zero Announcement
While recognizing Morgan Stanley's newly announced commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050 as a historic step forward, climate campaigners highlighted that it is still among the top 12 fossil fuel financing banks in the world and demanded details about how such a goal might actually...
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A group of protesters rallied in front of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) home on September 19, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images) News
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Dems Pressured to 'Pick a Fight for Once' Over RBG Seat as Collins and Murkowski Oppose Pre-Election Vote
"With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway in many states, it's important that we demand all senators pledge not to move forward with any nominee until after the next inauguration." That's according to a new petition from MoveOn.org, now signed by over 780,000 people,...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Sunday, September 20, 2020
'A Farce': Trump Critics, European Allies Challenge Pompeo Claim About Snapback of UN Sanctions on Iran
The international community is pushing back against U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Saturday night claim that United Nations sanctions on Iran have been restored—the administration's latest attempt to escalate tensions with the country—by noting that President Donald Trump ditched the related nuclear deal two years ago.
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Climate activists have repurposed the Metronome, public art installation in New York City. (Photo: Zack Winestine/ The Climate Clock) News
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Massive 'Climate Clock' Urging Governments to #ActInTime Unveiled on Metronome in New York City
Some advocates kicked off next week's Climate Week NYC early Saturday by repurposing the Metronome , a famous art installation in Union Square that used to display the time of day, as a massive " Climate Clock " in an effort to pressure governments worldwide to take swift, bold action to reduce...
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Atrazine is mostly use on corn, according to Civil Eats, "but also on sorghum, sugarcane, and a few other crops, as well as on golf courses, Christmas tree farms, and in residential landscaping." (Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc) News
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Trump EPA Denounced for 'Disgusting' Decision on Atrazine, Herbicide Tied to Birth Defects
The Trump administration alarmed environmental and public health advocates on Friday with the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to reauthorize the use of atrazine, an herbicide common in the United States but banned or being phased out in dozens of countries due to concerns about risks...
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People place flowers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, D.C, on September 19, 2020. Ginsburg died September 18, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court, setting off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, September 19, 2020
'We Can, and Must, Fight': Death of RBG Sparks Senate Showdown and Calls for Supreme Court Reform
As mourners left flowers and signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court building overnight following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday evening, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to force through her replacement with just weeks until the November...
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