Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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European Union and Chinese flags News
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Global Anger and Dismay After Trump Slams Brakes on U.S. Climate Action
The world reacted with dismay and anger as President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that dismantled critical U.S. climate policies, betraying the country's international climate commitments. While world leaders, scientists, and policy makers expressed outrage and skepticism about...
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A Westinghouse nuclear plant under construction near Waynesboro, Georgia. News
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Nuclear Power Suffers Major Blow With Westinghouse Bankruptcy
Major nuclear power company Westinghouse, a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Toshiba, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in a massive blow to the industry. The filing marked "a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry," wrote Greenpeace Japan in a...
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Smog envelopes the Salt Lake City skyline in November 2016. News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
'Sheer Reckless Folly': Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as "sheer reckless folly," which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis. "Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard...
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The coal-powered Castle Gate power plant in Utah, pictured in 2007. The plant was closed in 2015. News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Contrary to Spin, Trump Slashing Energy Jobs With New Executive Order
As the Trump administration brags that Tuesday's executive order to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations will create coal industry jobs, new employment data from the Department of Energy (DoE) demonstrates how misguided that claim is. Clean energy employs many more Americans than the fossil fuel...
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Biometric face recognition News
Monday, March 27, 2017
FBI Face Recognition Technology Has 'No Limits,' Congressional Hearing Reveals
If Congress doesn't take legislative action, the FBI's vast and growing facial recognition database could someday soon allow the government to track Americans' "every move" in a breathtaking, nationwide violation of the Fourth Amendment. That was the takeaway of a scathing hearing in the...
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Trump inauguration protest News
Monday, March 27, 2017
EPA Chief Touts Plan to Undo Climate Regulations, Pull Back from Paris Deal
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to finally sign a long-feared executive order that will undo Obama-era climate regulations , and Scott Pruitt, who is tasked with overseeing the protection of the environment, spent the weekend bragging about the destructive order. On ABC 's "This Week...
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A sign held up at the January 21st Women's March in St. Paul, Minnesota. News
Friday, March 24, 2017
Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds
Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired . They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school and summer programs, new road and transit projects, climate change research, and a program to help low income people heat their homes. Those cuts—and many more—comprise the "...
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Ivanka Trump News
Friday, March 24, 2017
White House Ethics Loophole for Ivanka 'Doesn't Work,' Say Watchdogs
Ivanka Trump's bizarre new White House role that grants her a West Wing office and security clearance, but no official title or salary, simply does not work. That's the message from government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Democracy 21, and the Campaign...
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2014 Keystone XL protest News
Friday, March 24, 2017
'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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A protest sign at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. News
Thursday, March 23, 2017
'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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