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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Powershift: Young and Rising News
Thursday, April 18, 2019
As Youth-Led Campaign Kicks Off, Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Want a Green New Deal, Too
A new poll shows that the majority of Canadians want a Green New Deal to address the global climate crisis and economic injustice, as a youth-led campaign kicks off in the North American country to demand just that.
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sunrise protest News
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Warren, Markey, and Pressley to Join Launch of Sunrise Movement's 250-City Road to a Green New Deal Tour
Three prominent Massachusetts Democrats will join community and labor leaders in Boston Thursday night to kick off the youth-led Sunrise Movement's 250-city Road to a Green New Deal Tour.
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Chinese meat market News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Study Shows Even 'Moderate' Consumption of Red and Processed Meat Increases Risk of Colon Cancer
Eating even "moderate" amounts of red and processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study of nearly half a million adults in the United Kingdom.
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report cover News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
New Report Highlights Need for Clean Energy Transition That Doesn't Rely on Dirty Mining
A new study highlights the importance of ensuring that the global transition to 100 percent clean power—which scientists say is necessary to avert climate catastrophe—doesn't rely on dirty mining for metals used in renewable energy and storage technologies.
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Puerto Ricans receive food and water, News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Researchers Tie Climate Crisis to Hurricane Maria's Record-Breaking Rainfall Over Puerto Rico
A new study about the record-breaking rain that Hurricane Maria dropped on Puerto Rico in 2017 offers more evidence that the climate crisis is making extreme weather events more common and destructive.
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Point Barrow News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Thawing Permafrost Emitting Higher Levels of Potent Greenhouse Gas Than Previously Thought: Study
As the Arctic enters an "unprecedented" state of warming, a new study shows that emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from thawing permafrost in the planet's northernmost region may be 12 times higher than previously thought.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Monday, April 15, 2019
'This Is a Big Deal': Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands
Environmental activists and advocacy groups praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren Monday after she promised that if she is elected president in 2020, she will ban new fossil fuel extraction leases for federally controlled lands and waters.
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A boy stands on rubble News
Monday, April 15, 2019
Leaked Docs Show Saudis 'Overwhelmingly Dependent' on Western Weapons to Wage War on Yemen
Leaked documents from France's military agency "show that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are overwhelmingly dependent on Western-produced weapon systems to wage their devastating war in Yemen," The Intercept reported Monday.
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) News
Friday, April 12, 2019
'A More Just and Equitable Future': Advocates Welcome Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights
Advocates for strengthening personal data protections welcomed Sen. Ed Markey's introduction Friday of the Privacy Bill of Rights Act as "necessary to ensuring that fairness, privacy, and civil rights flourish in the internet age."
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is joined by Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott News
Friday, April 12, 2019
Citing Assange's Work Exposing US 'Atrocities,' UK Labour Leaders Speak Out Against Extradition Effort
Key figures in the United Kingdom's Labour Party are speaking out against the possible extradition of Julian Assange to the United States after British police arrested the WikiLeaks founder and forcibly dragged him out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday.
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