Without oil/gas well set-back safety zones in CA thousands become sick — Covid-19 increases risk
CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
Ocean acidification causes fisheries to fade away
OIL / GAS EXTRACTION
Trump rollbacks methane emissions regulations and Newsom issues fracking permits
The world’s fossil fuel reliance has birthed Super Storms — leaders have to act now before it’s too late
Veterans who are elected officials say reliance on oil risks climate crisis worsening — national security threat
CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY
With stimulus plans in the offing Congress must address systemic racism and the climate crisis — ASBC does
Be a Californian climate champion, By Riddhi S. Patel and Cesar Aguirre, activists
California’s youth climate activists have been working after school, between jobs, before and during the pandemic to organize support for Assembly Bill 345, a bill that would have established a minimum buffer zone between oil drilling and neighborhoods. More
Water in Crisis: Part I – The Future Sucked Dry: How foreign interests threaten U.S. water security in rural ArizonaBy Brianna Cunliffe, P.E.N. chief investigative reporter. The United States will face a full-blown water crisis by the end of the century. In many ways, we are in one already. A recent study confirmed that American West is in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought — our continent has only seen one like it in the past 1,200 years. More
Regenerative agriculture fixes broken soil cycles responsible for the desolate landscapesBy Masha Vernik. Soil is nature’s recycling system. It turns death into energy for life. Industrial agriculture throws a wrench into this cycle, turning abundance into scarcity instead. Such a system is doomed to fall, and when it does, so will we. Human survival depends on a just transition towards regenerative agriculture, and not just because of carbon capture. Without such a transition, global soil stores of nitrogen (N) could drain. More
Explore our video podcasts series and documentaries with elected officials
From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.
New York Assistant Speaker Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Army veteran
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz is nationally and internationally recognized as an elected official who is not afraid to tackle unpopular issues and forge solutions on behalf of the people he represents. His cutting edge legislation aims to not only improve the health and well-being of children, families and immigrants of New York State, but the health and well-being of the people of the United States of America. Please listen here.
Mayor Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo
Hear how this San Luis Obispo progressive mayor talks about her work facing down the fossil fuel industry to move her city and the state forward, the challenges of drawing attention to a climate agenda during the pandemic, obstacles at the national level concerning comprehensive legislation on facing the climate emergency, how she’s encouraged Governor Gavin Newsom to ban fracking and declare a climate emergency for California. She did it in San Luis Obispo. Please listen here.