Environment
Climate Crimes
Stuck in the Smoke as Billionaires Blast Off
Naomi Klein – Jul. 23
Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis.
“We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded
Alleen Brown – Jul. 23
Many of the deaths in extreme heat events, like the record-breaking one in the Pacific Northwest, could be foreseen, a scientist told Congress.
Minnesota Police Expected Pipeline Budget Boost to Fund New Weapons
Alleen Brown – Jul. 22
The same cops tasked with policing resistance to pipelines anticipate financial benefits from oil companies moving into their areas.
Indigenous Water Protectors Face Off With an Oil Company and Police Over a Minnesota Pipeline
Alleen Brown – Jul. 7
Pipeline opponents say an oil company and police use surveillance and divide-and-conquer strategies — hallmarks of corporate counterinsurgency.
Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office
Sharon Lerner – Jul. 2
EPA managers removed information about the risks posed by dozens of chemicals, according to whistleblowers.
How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America
Sharon Lerner – Jun. 30
Pesticide manufacturers that have long dodged regulation by the EPA now face billions in damages for causing cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease.
Minnesota Sheriff Barricades Pipeline Resistance Camp’s Driveway
Alleen Brown – Jun. 28
“This is an outrageous and unlawful effort to blockade people who are engaged in protected First Amendment activity.”
Biden Subsidies for Liquid Natural Gas Could Doom International Climate Goals
Alleen Brown – Jun. 21
The proposals would offer fossil fuel companies cash to build out carbon capture technology, propping up the liquid natural gas industry.
Expanding Research Complex in Berkeley Highlights Dangers of U.S. Biolabs
Sharon Lerner, Lee Fang – Jun. 9
Questions about the origins of Covid-19 raise concerns about the safety of U.S. biolabs.
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