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New Poll Shows 68% Of Americans Want Senators To Block Any Corporate Biden Nominees

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 4:20 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Progressives are calling on the president-elect to reject a "Corporate Cabinet" and instead pick "people dedicated to working in service of the general welfare." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Bolstering calls for President-elect Joe Biden to ... More >>

Biden Urged To 'Honor Indigenous Sovereignty And Immediately Halt' Fossil Fuel Pipelines

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 4:17 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"Our leap toward a just recovery must start with honoring treaties with sovereign Indigenous nations and returning land back to Native peoples," says a 350.org campaigner. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer A leading environmental advocacy group ... More >>

Is There No End To Big Oil's Evil? Campaigners Condemn Industry Plan To Pour US Plastics Into Africa

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 4:47 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Anti-pollution advocates responded with alarm to the American Chemistry Council's reported efforts to influence a pending U.S.-Kenya trade deal. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Volunteers remove plastic bottles and other trash polluting Ruaka River ... More >>

Greta Thunberg And Fellow Activists Decry 'Political Inaction' On Climate Crisis

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 4:09 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Greta Thunberg and Fellow Activists Decry 'Political Inaction' on Climate Crisis After Two Years of School Strikes "We still have the future in our own hands. But time is rapidly slipping through our fingers." by Jessica Corbett, staff ... More >>

Trump Trade Policies And Mishandling Of Coronavirus Pandemic Have 'Wiped Out' US Manufacturing Jobs

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:45 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

Trump Trade Policies and Mishandling of Coronavirus Pandemic Have 'Wiped Out' US Manufacturing Jobs: Economist "Trump's erratic, ego-driven, and inconsistent trade policies have not achieved any measurable progress, despite the newly combative ... More >>

Alarm Over Eco Crisis Grows Amid Fears Ship Leaking Oil Near Mauritius Could Break In Two

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:31 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

'We Are Expecting the Worst': Alarm Over Eco Crisis Grows Amid Fears Ship Leaking Oil Near Mauritius Could Break in Two Climate campaigers charge that "this oil leak is not a twist of fate, but the choice of our twisted addiction to fossil fuels." ... More >>

Report Finds Economic Benefits Of Protecting 30% Of Planet's Land & Ocean Outweigh The Costs 5-to-1

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 4:24 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

"Protecting nature halts biodiversity loss, helps fight climate change, and lessens the chance of future pandemics. This is sound public policy, economically, ecologically, and morally." by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Second growth redwood ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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