25 Countries Reject Biofuel Plan for Air Travel

Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project executive director, spoke about how an increase in air traffic relates to climate change for her Earth Minute feature for the Nov. 1 edition of the Sojourner Truth Show. Petermann points out… Read More

Climate Change Projected to Take Huge Toll on Oregon-California Wildlands

The Klamath-Siskiyou along the Oregon-California border is one of the wildest regions remaining on the U.S. West Coast. World-class biodiversity, stunning wild rivers, and an incredible eight million acres of public lands are spread across the eleven million-acre… Read More

Increase in World Hunger Fueled by Conflict, Climate Change

Originally published at CommonDreams.org   Armed conflicts and climate change are key factors being blamed for a rise in worldwide hunger—the first in over a decade, according to a new United Nations report. Malnutrition and food insecurity affected 815 million… Read More

Listen: Paul Gunter on Hurricanes and Nuclear Dangers

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Paul Gunter, nuclear reactor specialist for Beyond Nuclear and co-founder of the Clamshell Alliance anti-nuclear group. Host Margaret Prescod and Gunter discuss the dangers presented by nuclear… Read More

Why Marginalized Voices Matter in Climate Change Negotiations

Photo by Orin Langelle courtesy of PhotoLangelle.org   Originally published by GlobalWitness.org   As a student attending the COP21 conference in Paris in December 2015, I witnessed first-hand just how marginalized populations are disproportionately impacted yet rarely included… Read More

Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey

The war on the term “climate change” is a prominent feature in the Trump administration’s destruction of the US environmental sector. However, it is impossible to discuss the devastation of Hurricane Harvey without naming it a main cause…. Read More

Hurricane Harvey: Pollution Disaster in the Wake of the Storm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011 in Vermont.  Photolangelle.org The worst of the weather may be over, but the real environmental tragedy could just be beginning. As journalist, Emily Atkins reports, Hurricane Harvery had the potential… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 6, 2017   Contact: Center for Food Safety: pr@centerforfoodsafety.org, +1.202.547.9359 Tess Ipolito, Global Justice Ecology Project and Campaign to STOP GE Trees tess@globaljusticeecology.org +1.716.867.4080   Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered… Read More

Three of Four People Will Face Threat of Heat Related Death by 2100

A new study from Nature.com indicates that 30 percent of the world’s population is exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days per year or more. According to the study, up to three in four people will face… Read More

Study: Global Warming May Lead to Soils Releasing Carbon

By Andrea Germanos Originally Published at CommonDreams.org   The loss of Arctic sea ice has already been shown to be part of a positive feedback loop driving climate change, and a recent study published in the journal Nature puts… Read More