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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A person looks at a flooded neighborhood as Hurricane Sally passes through the area on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds, and a dangerous storm surge to the area. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Bolstering Calls for Climate Action, 'Mutant Sloth' Hurricane Sally Leaves Major Mess for Gulf Coast
As the West remained engulfed in flames, Hurricane Sally struck the Gulf Coast early Wednesday, bringing a deluge of rain that caused " catastrophic and life-threatening flooding " in parts of the Florida Panhandle and Alabama as the Category 2 storm crawled toward Georgia—bolstering demands for...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Trump Confession He Was Ready to Assassinate Assad Condemned as 'Disgusting Display' of 'Imperial Hubris'
In an apparent admission about a previous lie that alarmed anti-war advocates, President Donald Trump claimed in Tuesday television appearance that he wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—contradicting his past denial of the desire, which was first revealed in journalist Bob Woodward's 2018 book Fear .
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Then President-elect Donald Trump  and Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis on Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Here Are the 50 'Most Egregious' Ways Trump Has Attacked Workers While Falsely Claiming to Be Their Champion
A comprehensive report released Wednesday shines a spotlight on the "pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda" that has defined President Donald Trump's first term by detailing 50 ways his administration has made life harder for working people with repeated attacks on labor rights and protections.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
'A Matter of Life and Death': After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine's First-Ever Endorsement
With unprecedented wildfires burning across western states, the Gulf Coast bracing for a hurricane, and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, Scientific American on Tuesday gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden its first-ever endorsement in the magazine's 175-year history.
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A U.N. report released Tuesday details the world's biodiversity crisis and a path to address it. (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
UN Biodiversity Report Urges 8 Transitions Needed to Restore Essential Ecosystems Impacted by Humanity
A major United Nations report released Tuesday—especially as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic—underscores the enormous threat of ongoing biodiversity loss and details eight necessary transitions to restore ecosystems damaged by and essential to humanity.
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Climate activists protested outside ExxonMobil's annual meeting of shareholders in Irving, Texas. (Photo: 350.org/flickr/cc) News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Taking Aim at ExxonMobil, Connecticut Joins 'Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits' Targeting Fossil Fuel Giants
In a move widely welcomed by climate campaigners and other critics of the fossil fuel industry, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong on Monday launched a state lawsuit against ExxonMobil for "an ongoing, systematic campaign of lies and deception" regarding the oil and gas giant's products and the climate crisis.
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BP's annual report on the future of energy, released Monday, says demand for oil may have peaked last year and projects significant growth in renewables over the next three decades. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/26287008@N05/4816633755">tolkien1914</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Bye Bye, Big Oil? BP Admits Demand May Have Already Peaked, Predicts Growth of Renewable Energy
As communities worldwide face off against and file suit over the devastating impacts of a climate crisis notably driven by fossil fuel giants, BP on Monday gave just the latest signal that the dirty energy industry is dying—admitting that global demand for oil may have already peaked while projecting significant growth in renewables over the next few decades.
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A protester is seen holding a placard during a climate change demonstration. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Investors Who Manage $47 Trillion Pressure Top Polluters to Pursue Transition to Net-Zero Emissions
As historic, climate change-fueled wildfires continued ravaging the western U.S. on Monday, the investor initiative Climate Action 100+ sent letters to board chairs and CEOs of the top 161 companies responsible for planet-heating emissions, urging them to commit to and set clear goals for rapidly transitioning to net-zero businesses by 2050 or sooner.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was interviewed Friday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. (Photo: MSNBC) News
Friday, September 11, 2020
Fauci Warns Pre-Pandemic Normalcy Not Likely Until 'Well Into' or 'Towards the End of 2021'
As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 6.43 million and the nation's death toll topped 192,600, the federal government's top infectious disease expert warned Friday that life likely won't return to normal until sometime—perhaps late—in 2021. During a televised...
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A gray wolf pup emerges from a den. (Photo: Hilary Cooley/USFWS) News
Friday, September 11, 2020
'Reckless, Violent, Massacre' of 570 Wolves and Wolf Pups in Idaho Bolsters Alarm Over Trump Attack on Species Protections
Conservation groups on Friday raised alarm about the Trump administration's push to lift protections for gray wolves across the country after an analysis revealed how a record-breaking 570 wolves, including dozens of pups, were brutally killed in Idaho over a recent one-year period.
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