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Just 20 Companies Produce Over Half of All Single-Use Plastic Waste: Report

"Transitioning away from the take-make-waste model of single-use plastics will take more than corporate leadership and 'enlightened' capital markets; it will require immense political will."

Jenna McGuire, staff writer ·


'We're at the Brink': Researchers Warn Greenland Ice Sheet May Have Already Passed Tipping Point

"There will be substantially enhanced melting in the future—which is quite worrying," said researchers.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


House Dems Push for Infrastructure Package 'That Truly Meets This Historic Moment'

"Given the scale of our unemployment, caregiving, healthcare, climate, and inequality crises," nearly 60 lawmakers wrote, "we urge our colleagues in Congress to pursue a larger upfront investment."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


The IEA—the World's Most Influential Energy Modelling Agency—Closes the Door on New Fossil Fuel Extraction

This is huge. An agency that has consistently boosted new oil and gas development in its flagship annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) is now backing up the global call to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction.

Kelly Trout ·


'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to engage or invest in fossil fuel development is wrecking the climate."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Reckoning for Roundup Rolls On': Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Verdict in Case Against Monsanto

Edwin Hardeman was awarded $25 million in his case which showed Monsanto was responsible for his cancer diagnosis after decades of using Roundup.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


The Arts and Culture of a Just Transition

A just transition means moving towards a regenerative economy, characterized by explicit anti-racist, anti-poverty, feminist, intersectional approaches to living.

Sepideah Mohsenian-Rahman ·


Study Showing 100% of Breast Milk Samples With 'Forever Chemicals' Bolsters Call for PFAS Ban

"Moms work hard to protect their babies, but big corporations are putting these, and other toxic chemicals that can contaminate breast milk, in products when safer options are available."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


EPA Data Kept Secret Under Trump Shows Climate Crisis Becoming 'More Evident, Stronger, and Extreme'

"Combating climate change—it's not optional. It's essential," said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


660+ Groups Call on Democrats to 'Reject Gas and Other False Climate Solutions' for Clean Energy Standard

"As we look to combat the climate emergency, it is crucial that we invest in solutions that support a just energy future."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·