While Big Business think tanks and lobbyists try to foster skepticism on climate change one mega-corporation has decided to take the science very seriously. Unfortunately that company is Monsanto and their plan is to expand their monopoly into climate-resilient crops.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:27 am|
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday June 26, 2013 6:55 pm|
President Barack Obama announced his administration’s “Climate Action Plan” for cutting carbon pollution in his second term in the Oval Office at Georgetown University and unfortunately, it’s a full-throttle endorsement of every aspect of fracking and the global shale gas market.
|By: Connor Gibson Friday June 14, 2013 11:27 am|
Shenanigans at the front door of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday reveal that the Chamber has dropped its lawsuit against the Yes Men, the activist duo famous for their elaborate prime-time pranks against Dow Chemical, Chevron, the World Trade Organization, and other giant entities known for putting their profit margins before people and the planet.
The Yes Men went to the Chamber yesterday morning in attempts to convince the business front group not to drop the lawsuit.
That’s right. The Yes Men want to be sued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
|By: Connor Gibson Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00 pm|
Amid concerns that Koch Industries could buy several major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Company, industrial billionaire David Koch was forced to step down as trustee of WNET, New York City’s largest public TV station, after the New Yorker revealed how WNET gave Koch inappropriate influence over its programming. Mr. Koch was floating a seven-figure donation over WNET’s leadership as the station aired a movie that portrayed him as a particularly greedy Manhattan resident.
Sure enough, WNET didn’t get David Koch’s hefty donation.
|By: Attaturk Friday May 17, 2013 1:30 am|
The usual cheerleaders are out to sing the blessings of increased levels of carbon monoxide.
|By: Connor Gibson Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:58 pm|
Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 7:40 am|
For the second year in a row the number of people concerned about global warming has increased. According to Gallup, 58 percent of Americans are worried a great deal about global warming. This is a large increase from 2011 when only 51 percent of Americans were concerned about it, but it is only a return to where the public was on this issue before the Wall Street crash.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 28, 2013 6:45 am|
A report by global re-insurers claims that 2012 was one of the most expensive years for insurers on record. Natural disasters specifically “large scale weather events” were to blame for the historically high numbers.
|By: Jcoleman Sunday March 24, 2013 8:59 am|
Mother Jones Magazine has uncovered a new twist in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. As it turns out, the authors who drafted the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline worked for Transcanada, Koch Industries, Shell Oil, and other oil corporations that stand to benefit from building the Keystone XL. Not only did the State Department know about these conflicts of interest, they redacted this information from public filings in attempt to conceal the truth.
|By: Jcoleman Thursday March 21, 2013 4:15 pm|
Chris Stewart, a Republican from Utah, was recently appointed Chair of the House subcommittee on Science.
This means that Congressman Stewart now has dominion over the EPA, climate change research, and “all activities related to climate.”