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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Tuesday, April 2, 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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Tuesday, April 2, 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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Monday, April 1, 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 that its version...
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Monday, April 1, 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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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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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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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 created Twitter account...
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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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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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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Labor Leader Demands Tax Code for Working People to Replace GOP Tax Scam for the Rich

Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, the leader of the nation's largest communications and media labor union urged lawmakers to pursue tax law reforms that serve the people of "main street," not the rich.