All News Articles for 2020-11-12

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Climate campaigners and Indigenous groups in Minnesota continue to fight against Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline. (Photo: Honor the Earth/Facebook) 'This Is Nightmarish': Indigenous and Climate Leaders Outraged Over Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline
"Gov. Walz has apparently decided that if Washington won't lead on climate, Minnesota won't either."
Read more
Melting permafrost in Canada's Northwest Territories, a sign of accelerating global heating. (Photo: Charles Tarnocai/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) Humans May Have Passed the 'Point of No Return' in Climate Crisis, Says Study—But That Doesn't Mean All Hope Is Lost
In order to roll back catastrophic carbon emissions, humans must "start developing the technologies for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere," says one of the study's lead authors.
Read more
'A Coup Is Underway': Experts Warn Election Lies by Trump and GOP Leaders Could Unleash Violent Wave
"Underestimating Donald Trump is a mistake that people should not go on making. Laughing at him will not make him go away. If it did, he would have vanished decades ago."
Read more
Climate activists staged a protest outside the European Central Bank headquarters demanding that the ECB stop fueling the climate crisis by supporting fossil fuel companies on October 21, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. As Climate Crisis Rages, the World's Public Banks Gathered at First-Ever Summit and Chose to Not Rule Out Continued Fossil Fuels Funding
"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects," said one angered campaigner.
Read more
Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews President Donald Trump at a campaign event in Las Vegas on September 20, 2018. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Trump Mulling Streaming Online Channel to Challenge Fox News: Report
"He plans to wreck Fox , no doubt about it," a source familiar with the president's plans told Axios .
Read more
A mural by Australian artist Scott Marsh, inspired by commentary from CNN's Anderson Cooper about U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his electoral defeat, is seen on a wall at the Botany View Hotel on November 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Jenny Evans/Getty Images) As Trump's Election Lies Continue, So Does His "Extremely Misleading" Fundraising Grift
"He has always understood that money equals power, and now he wants to have a bunch of money and it's going to give him a seat at the table. That's what he's doing."
Read more
Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are urging President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Pentagon chief who doesn't have defense contractor connections. (Photo: The Laura Flanders Show/CC) 'This Should Be Basic Common Sense': Lee and Pocan Urge Biden to Appoint Pentagon Chief Without Defense Contractor Ties
"The American people deserve a defense secretary that puts the American people's safety above corporate profits."
Read more
Former Irish President Mary Robinson (L) with former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirfleaf—both members of The Elders—at U.N. Headquarters in New York on June 19, 2019. (Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The Elders, Founded by Nelson Mandela, Warn 'Baseless Accusations' of Voter Fraud by Trump Threaten Democracy Worldwide
Calling on American president to "accept the verdict" of voters, group warns of "far-reaching consequences" beyond U.S. borders.
Read more
'Loud Noises, Mean Stares, A Big Man'—But No Fraud: Trump Campaign Presents 238 Pages of Ridiculous GOP Poll Watcher Affidavits
"A generous way of stating it is that a lot of these Republican challengers seemed pretty uncomfortable around Black people."
Read more
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate crisis and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Climate Groups Push Biden to Ensure Financial Appointees Are Committed to Actions That 'Match the Scale of the Crisis'
"The climate crisis is the biggest threat to financial stability, as well as the broader economy. Financial regulators who ignore it are simply failing at their missions."
Read more
Dr. Michael Osterholm (L), director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a member of President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board, has advocated for implementing a four to six week national lockdown and paying people for lost wages, a pandemic containment strategy that he says will limit the spread of Covid-19 while minimizing economic hardship. (Photo: Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Biden Health Adviser Has a Plan to Get Pandemic Under Control and Revive Economy: Pay People to Stay Home for 4-6 Weeks
The government "could pay for a package right now" to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm.
Read more
US President Donald Trump arrives for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2020. The visit was Trump's first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should be a moment of national unity to mark Veteran's Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden's win. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images) As Trump Whines and Gaslights, Here's a Reality Check: He Got His Ass Kicked in the General Election
"The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can't change the facts."
Read more