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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Whittier Fire News
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Chiding Trump for Inaction, GAO Report Shows Climate to Cost US Taxpayers Trillions
Climate change impacts are already costing the federal government billions, and these costs are expected to increase, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). While this may not be news to scientists and environmentalists, the federal watchdog's...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels
As an increasing number of nations make plans for banning gas and diesel vehicles within the coming decades, and drivers gain an awareness of the benefits associated with electric vehicles, researchers are prediciting notable consequences for dirty energy sources as the public shifts toward...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
As Big Banks Meet, #DivestTheGlobe Demands Rejection of Fossil Fuel's Dead End
As more than 90 of the world's major banks meet in Brazil on Monday, indigenous people and climate activists have launched a three-day international #DivestTheGlobe movement to encourage people and institutions to stop using banks that invest in constructing dirty energy infrastructure like oil and...
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Myeshia Johnson News
Monday, October 23, 2017
Trump Attacks Soldier's Widow After She Confirms President's Hurtful Call
The widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger earlier this month, appeared on "Good Morning America" on Monday morning to confirm widely reported accounts of President Donald Trump's " cold-hearted " condolence call to her last week, triggering a swift reaction from the...
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#JusticeForJane rally News
Friday, October 20, 2017
#JusticeForJane: Abortion Rights Activists Rally as US Govt Holds Teen 'Hostage'
As reproductive rights advocates rallied outside the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday morning in support of an undocumented 17-year-old seeking an abortion, an ACLU attorney attended a federal court hearing on the teenager's behalf to challenge attempts by Trump administration...
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flooding in Texas News
Friday, October 20, 2017
"Absolutely Unconscionable': In Post-Harvey Texas, No Relief Funds for Critics of Israel
Called an "egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths" by the ACLU, Texas city won't approve hurricane relief grantees who participate in non-violent boycott over Israeli government's crimes and abuses.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
#ProtectTheArctic: Senate Battle Underway to Stop GOP From ANWR Drilling
Conservation groups and Senate Democrats have come together in hopes of thwarting Congressional Republicans' attempts to include a provision in the federal budget resolution that would allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska. TODAY the Senate...
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butterfly in Germany News
Thursday, October 19, 2017
'Ecological Armageddon': Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear
A new study published Wednesday, revealing populations of flying insects like bees and butterflies plunged more than 75 percent in German nature preserves over the past 27 years, has scientists calling for further research into probable causes such as climate change and pesticide use, and raising...
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devastation in puerto rico News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Despite Puerto Rico Disaster, Vulture Firms Relentlessly Seeking Billions in Debt Payments
As Puerto Rico continues its struggle to manage $95 billion in Hurricane Maria -related damage stacked atop its $74 billion of pre-existing debt, investigative journalists have revealed the 10 biggest financial firms that "are still fighting to get billions out of the bankrupt island as it tries to...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
As Trump Denies 17-Year-Old Abortion Access, Court Battle Exposes Broader Problem
As undocumented teen is held "hostage" by government officials, ACLU challenge exposes cruelty of administration's anti-choice policies
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