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How Are the US and Other Countries Doing on Fighting Climate Change?

It's certainly too little, and it’s too late to avert significant impacts to nature and humanity. But it’s not too late to wise up to natural limits and start planning for low-energy life after fossil fuels. If we adopt a cynical attitude and do nothing, we guarantee the worst possible outcome for future generations.

Richard Heinberg ·


Heavily Polluted Louisiana Community Asks EPA to Step In

"Louisiana has failed to protect fenceline communities, including St. John residents, from the harms of highly polluting facilities," said one local advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·


360+ Climate Groups to Biden: Phase Out Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

"The natural place to start phasing out climate-destroying oil and gas production is on our public lands and oceans, and Biden has the authority to do so. If the U.S. leads, the world will follow."

Jenna McGuire ·


Rising Chemical Pollution Crosses Crucial 'Planetary Boundary'

"The pace that societies are producing and releasing new chemicals into the environment is not consistent with staying within a safe operating space for humanity," said one scientist.

Julia Conley ·


Global Plastic Pollution Is a 'Deadly Ticking Clock': Report

"The damage done by rampant overproduction of virgin plastics and their lifecycle is irreversible—this is a threat to human civilization and the planet's basic ability to maintain a habitable environment."

Kenny Stancil ·


Scientists Decry Human Indifference to 'Probable Sixth Mass Extinction'

"Denying the crisis, accepting it without reacting, or even encouraging it constitutes an abrogation of humanity's common responsibility," said one scientist behind the new study.

Andrea Germanos ·


Rest Is Important, but Corporate Polluters Want Us to Stay Distracted

It’s hard to take on systems, but until we do, they'll continue to grind up nature and spit out profit where rivers, forests and meadows once stood.

David Suzuki ·


Activist Pressure Pauses Newark Fracked Gas Project

Environmental justice campaigner Maria Lopez-Nuñez stressed the need find an alternative to the proposed power plant that "does not hurt the lungs of our children and in no way contributes to climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·


Replacing Climate Anxiety With the Hope That Multilateral Action Brings

Common efforts—by governments, UN bodies, producers and consumers, scientists and entrepreneurs, the free media and engaged citizens—can greatly contribute to making 2022 a healthy and a happy year.

Jane Akumu ·


Big Bank, Corporate Destruction of Forests Worsening Climate Crisis: Report

"Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing."

Kenny Stancil ·

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