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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#RejectRex Protest News
Thursday, August 08, 2019
'We Won't Be Intimidated,' Declare Campaigners After ExxonMobil Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in New York Climate Case
New York state prosecutors last week accused ExxonMobil of trying to discourage witnesses from testifying against the company in a climate fraud case, leading the head of the environmental group 350.org to declare Thursday that "we won't be intimidated."
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amazon fire News
Thursday, August 08, 2019
UN Report Calls for Transforming Land Practices to Battle Hunger and 'Suffocating Blanket of Climate Emergency'
A landmark United Nations report released Thursday warns that land worldwide is under mounting pressure from humans—both exacerbated by and contributing to the climate crisis—which underscores the need to urgently enact more sustainable land practices and curb greenhouse gas emissions from all sources to keep the global population fed and ensure a habitable planet in the future.
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child eats corn News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Health and Labor Groups Sue Trump EPA for Refusal to Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
A coalition of health and labor organizations sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal last month to ban chlorpyrifos , a pesticide tied to brain damage in children. "Trump's EPA might want to dismiss the science and the law to protect corporate...
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traffic in Boston News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Trump's Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Cost Americans $460 Billion: Consumer Reports
A new analysis from the nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Reports warns that American drivers could lose about $460 billion dollars in fuel savings if the Trump administration implements its proposal to gut federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
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Then-nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'This Is Big': House Democrats Praised for Requesting Kavanaugh's Concealed Bush Admin Records
Progressive activists and groups praised two House Democrats Tuesday for formally requesting that the National Archives and Records Administration release records related to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's service in the George W. Bush White House which were not part of Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation process last year.
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A child sits in an area affected by a drought News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About': Quarter of Humanity Faces 'Extremely High Water Stress' Intensified by Climate Emergency
An analysis released Tuesday warns that 17 countries which are collectively home to a quarter of the global population face "extremely high water stress" that is on track to get worse—particularly because of the human-caused climate emergency.
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arrested protesters News
Monday, August 05, 2019
Jewish Protesters Arrested at LA Office of Private Prison Company That Runs ICE 'Concentration Camps'
Jewish activists were arrested Monday for protesting at the Los Angeles office of the GEO Group, a private prison company that runs federal migrant detention facilities decried by critics as "concentration camps." The grassroots group Never Again Action has organized events across the country in...
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Lewis Ziska News
Monday, August 05, 2019
Top Scientist Says He Quit USDA Because Trump Admin Tried to Bury His Study on Climate and Nutrition
The exodus of federal scientists in the era of President Donald Trump continues with 62-year-old plant physiologist Lewis Ziska leaving the U.S. Department of Agriculture "over the Trump administration's efforts to bury his groundbreaking study about how rice loses nutrients due to rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," Politico reported Monday.
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child eats fruit News
Friday, August 02, 2019
European Regulators Praised for Declaring There Is 'No Safe Exposure Level' for Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children
Just two weeks after the Trump administration outraged scientists, environmentalists and public health advocates with its decision to not ban chlorpyrifos, European regulators announced Friday that the pesticide, which is linked to brain damage in children, "does not meet the criteria required by...
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London News
Friday, August 02, 2019
Scientists Say Record-Shattering European Heat Wave Made 'About 100 Times More Likely' by Climate Crisis
The heat wave that smashed records across Western Europe last week was made much more likely and intense by the human-caused climate emergency, according to a new analysis released Friday.
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