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 new analysis found 21.6% of homes in redlined areas of Sacramento  face high risk of flooding compared with 11.8% of homes in greenlined neighborhoods of the California city. (Image: Redfin) News
Monday, March 15, 2021
Study Finds Redlined Areas Face Greater Flood Risk From Climate Crisis
Amid inadequate plans to reduce planet-heating emissions and climate scientists' repeated warnings about rising seas and more devastating extreme weather, Redfin revealed Monday that formerly redlined areas across the United States face a higher flood risk than regions that weren't deemed...
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A sign outside of a Influx Care Facility (ICF) for unaccompanied children explains what the facility is on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Sergio Flores/<em>The Washington Post</em> via Getty Images) News
Monday, March 15, 2021
FEMA Ordered to Help as Border Patrol Holds 3,000 Migrant Children Over Legal Limit
Amid rising concerns about the "staggering" surge of unaccompanied migrant children entering U.S. custody and recent reports that raised alarm about the conditions in which they are being held, the Biden administration over the weekend ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in the...
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Aerial view shows smoke billowing from a patch of forest being cleared with fire in the surroundings of Boca do Acre, a city in Amazonas State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. (Photo: Lula Sampaio/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
'We're Destroying Our Life-Support Systems': Study Suggests the Amazon Now Contributes to Warming
While recent research has raised alarm that tropical forests including the Amazon could soon stop serving as carbon sinks, a first-of-its-kind study from 30 experts that takes into account other greenhouse gases suggests the world's largest rainforest may already be contributing to the warming of...
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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee attends the Campus Party Italia 2019 as keynote speaker at on July 25, 2019 in Milan. (Photo: Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Argues Internet Access Must Be a 'Basic Right'
World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on Friday marked the 32nd birthday his digital innovation by arguing that "we must recognize internet access as a basic right and we must work to make sure all young people can connect to a web that gives them the power to shape their world." Noting that the...
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Protesters demand New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation following a series of sexual harassment accusations against the Democrat and an attempted cover-up of Covid-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes on March 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, Bowman Say Cuomo 'Can No Longer Effectively Lead'
In light of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as well as lingering outrage over how he handled the coronavirus pandemic in the state's nursing homes, several members of Congress on Friday called for the Democrat to immediately resign. More than...
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Mack Beggs wrestled against Mya Engert during the quarter finals of the Texas Wrestling State Tournament on February 24, 2017 at Berry Center in Cypress. Beggs was assigned female at birth, so he was only allowed to compete in the league for girls. (Photo: Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
'Unjust and Discriminatory': Mississippi Bans Trans Students From Sports Teams Matching Their Identity
Sparking a swift flood of condemnation, Mississippi's Republican governor on Thursday signed into a law a bill requiring schools statewide to bar transgender student athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity— the first of what critics warn could soon be a...
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People of various faiths around the world on Thursday joined a day of action for climate justice. (Photo: Philbert Aganyo/Twitter) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
People of Faith Worldwide Rise Up for 'Strong, Principled Climate Action'
"We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth." So declares a new joint statement —entitled "Sacred People, Sacred Earth"—supported by religious groups and leaders across the globe who planned more than 400 events in over...
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Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri, arrested while doing her job at a protest last year, was acquitted of two misdemeanor charges. (Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Des Moines Register) News
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Journalist Andrea Sahouri, Arrested at Black Lives Matter Protest in Iowa, Found Not Guilty of 'Bogus Charges'
Supporters of press freedom celebrated Wednesday after a six-member jury in Iowa acquitted Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri in a three-day trial resulting from her arrest while covering a Black Lives Matter protest last year. "Reporting is not a crime, and journalists should not be...
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Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel at Our Children's Trust, stands with some of the youth plaintiffs from the landmark lawsuit <em>Juliana v. United States</em>. (Photo: courtesy of Robin Loznak) News
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Youth Climate Activists Seek Court Ruling That US Fossil Fuel-Based System Is Unconstitutional
While still preparing for a potential U.S. Supreme Court battle, lawyers representing youth climate activists are shifting to a new strategy for the landmark Juliana v. United States case against the federal government with a motion to amend the complaint to seek a ruling that the nation's fossil...
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A girl wearing a protective mask amid the Covid-19 pandemic sells shoes at an open-air market in Syria on February 24, 2021. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Doses Hoarded by US, UK, and EU Could Vaccinate Adults in 20 Countries Facing Worst Humanitarian Crises
On the eve of the world marking one year since the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic, humanitarians and global justice campaigners are calling out rich countries for hoarding vaccines—including with a new analysis revealing that excess doses secured by the United States,...
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