‘Brutal’ New Research Offers Global ‘Reality Check’ As World Leaders Discuss Paris Accord Goals at COP24

By Jessica CorbettCommonDreams.org As world leaders are meeting at the COP24 in Poland to discuss how to achieve goals outlined in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, scientists and activists are raising alarm about “brutal” new research published by the Global… Read More

DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline

The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. “These disasters prove that the… Read More

As DAPL Construction Approaches Missouri River, Water Protectors Stay Strong

Originally published by CommonDreams.org: By Nika Knight As Dakota Access Pipeline construction quickly approaches the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux and allies are vowing to continue their resistance against the pipeline—standing strong despite the violent arrests and inhumane… Read More

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

Originally published on CommonDreams.org By Vandana Shiva   “Amaranth, Amaranto, love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower, Joseph’s coat, or ramdana (gods own grain) is the grain of well-being,” Shiva writes. (Photo: Elizabeth Weller/flickr/cc) A recent report from the National Academy of Science of… Read More

2015 Officially the Hottest Year on Record

  “It’s getting to the point where breaking record is the norm.”   By Nadia Prupis, staff writer at CommonDreams.org The final tally is in: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history—by a record-breaking margin. On Wednesday, NASA… Read More