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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lightfoot News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
With Lori Lightfoot's 'Historic, Hopeful Victory' in Chicago Mayoral Race, Progressives Vow to Hold Her Accountable
As Chicago's mayoral runoff election on Tuesday ended with a "historic, hopeful victory" for Lori Lightfoot, residents and community organizers vowed to hold the former federal prosecutor to her promises to usher in "a new progressive vision for the city."
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau News
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
'Findings Should Inspire Naked Fear': Canada Warming at Twice the Global Rate
Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to a new government report that provoked impassioned calls to urgently address human activities that produce planet-heating emissions.
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butterfly News
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
As Industrial Farming Exploded Over the Past Century, the Netherlands' Butterfly Population Plummeted 84%
Bolstering global concerns about declining biodiversity, a new study shows that as industrial farming has expanded in the Netherlands over the past century, the nation's butterfly population has plummeted by at least 84 percent, and 15 native species are now extinct.
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Kay Coles James News
Monday, April 01, 2019
Google Urged to Boot 'Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Immigrant' Right-Winger From AI Ethics Council
Google is under fire from employees, tech experts, and members of the LGBTQ community for appointing Kay Coles James, president of the right-wing think tank the Heritage Foundation, to the company's new ethics advisory board for artificial intelligence. "In selecting James, Google is making clear...
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i heart new york bag News
Monday, April 01, 2019
'Massive Win for the Environment': New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags
In a move celebrated by activists as a "massive win for the environment," New York state lawmakers agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags statewide as part of a $175.5 billion budget deal announced Sunday.
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The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) News
Friday, March 29, 2019
Climate Crisis Could Expose Half a Billion More People to Tropical Mosquito-Borne Diseases by 2050
Rising global temperatures could put half a billion more people at risk for tropical mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika by 2050, according to a new study.
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry News
Friday, March 29, 2019
If You Cannot Trust Saudis With Bone Saw, Says US Lawmaker, 'You Should Not Trust Them With Nuclear Weapons'
The revelation that the Trump administration secretly authorized several U.S. companies to sell nuclear technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia is generating alarm over ongoing negotiations about a broader deal that critics worry could eventually lead to a nuclear-armed Saudi Arabia.
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News
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Swamp Monsters Crash Hearing as Senators Consider Oil Lobbyist Bernhardt For Interior Dept.
"Swamp monsters" crashed a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Thursday about David Bernhardt, the former fossil fuel lobbyist President Donald Trump nominated to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. At least two hearing attendees donned green monster masks. A newly...
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An Israeli tank News
Thursday, March 28, 2019
EU and UN Security Council Members Rebuke Trump's Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
European countries and members of the United Nations Security Council are speaking out against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights, which Israel has illegally occupied for more than five decades.
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Bernhardt, Trump News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Senate Urged to Reject 'Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest' David Bernhardt to Run Interior
Environmental activists are calling on senators to reject the nomination of former fossil fuel lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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