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As Arctic Burns, New Data Shows June 2020 Capped Off Year Tied For Hottest On Record

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 4:16 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"So I ask again: where are the breaking news?" tweeted teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. "Where are the front pages? Where are the emergency meetings? Where are the adults?" by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Surface air temperature ... More >>

Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call To Tackle Climate Emergency

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:29 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

In a new radio program, the Swedish teenager details and reflects on her travels around the world the past year as a youth climate leader. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Swedish 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, known globally for her climate activism, ... More >>

115+ Groups Urge Biden & Trump To Support 'Fair&Just Foreign Policy Re Israel & Palestinian Rights'

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:21 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"Palestinians have been campaigning for over 70 years for their basic rights and freedoms. It is far past time for the U.S. to stop carrying water for the Israeli government and instead support justice and equality for all people." by Jessica ... More >>

Arara People 'Very Worried' As It Faces Highest Known Covid19 Infection Rate In The Brazilian Amazon

Saturday, 20 June 2020, 5:37 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"President Bolsonaro is now overseeing the destruction both of a once-thriving people, and the rainforests they managed and looked after for millennia. Brazilian and international solidarity to resist this genocide is desperately needed." ... More >>

'Unimaginable Double Emergency': Nearly 80 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide Amid Pandemic

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:17 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"These numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the international community on the human cost of war, and the social and economic implications exacerbated by Covid-19." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer The United Nations announced Thursday ... More >>

Top Experts Say Humanity Must 'Heal Our Broken Relationship With Nature' To Prevent Future Pandemics

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:31 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer A sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is seen inside a cage at ... More >>

World Environment Day Provokes Warnings That 'To Care For Humanity, We Must Care For Nature'

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 6:43 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"Today, nature is sending us a clear message. We are harming the natural world—to our own detriment," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. (Photo: Getty Images) U.N. chief António Guterres, Fridays for Future strikers, ... More >>

ACLU Sues Tech Firm To Halt 'Unlawful, Privacy-Destroying' Facial Recognition Activities

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:16 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Clearview AI's behaviors, said one attorney, "represent one of the largest threats to personal privacy by a private company our country has faced." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and ... More >>

New Blueprint Sets Forth Bold Vision To Save Local Journalism

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 4:20 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"Congress must act now to save jobs and ensure crucial economic and health information reaches the people harmed most by this pandemic." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Journalists wearing masks document a protest in Chicago where demonstrators ... More >>

'Amazing': Climate Activists Celebrate Victory After Forcing Company To Abandon Tar Sands Project

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 4:04 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Climate campaigners celebrated a "momentous win" in Canada after Teck Resources on Sunday withdrew its application to build a tar sands mine in Alberta and the CEO admitted that because of "growing debate" over fossil fuel ... More >>

'On A Knife Edge': Experts Warn Great Barrier Reef Could See 3rd Mass Coral Bleaching In 5 Years

Friday, 21 February 2020, 11:36 am | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Australian scientists and conservationists warned in the Guardian Thursday that the Great Barrier Reef could soon endure a third major coral bleaching event in just five years, highlighting how the human-caused climate crisis is already devastating ... More >>

23 Former Diplomats Urge Global Leaders To Adopt Paris-Style Agreement To Protect Biodiversity

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 11:57 am | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Ahead of government negotiations scheduled for next week on a global plan to address the biodiversity crisis, 23 former foreign ministers from various countries released a statement on Tuesday urging world leaders to act "boldly" to protect ... More >>

Concentration Of CO2 Hits 416 Ppm - highest EVER daily average, but it still wont be breaking news

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:03 am | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high Monday, a reading from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that elicited fresh calls from climate activists and scientists for the international community ... More >>

As WHO Forum Ends, Updated Figures From China Reveal New Virus Has Infected Over 60,000 Worldwide

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:27 am | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"This outbreak is a test of solidarity - political, financial, and scientific," said WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus. "We need to come together to fight a common enemy that does not respect borders." More >>

Urgent Need To Slash Emissions, New Map Series Shows How Climate Crisis Could Impact Europe

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 3:12 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

A new project by an E.U. agency includes maps of projected rise in relative sea level by the late 21st century for low- and high-emissions scenarios, compared with the period 1981–2010. (Images: European Environment Agency) A new map series released ... More >>

Sanders responds To Oxfam Inequality Report

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 5:26 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

In Response to Oxfam Inequality Report, Sanders Calls for Global Movement to Counter 'Greed of Billionaire Class' More >>