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07/04/24
Author: 
Oliver Milman
A young woman protects herself from the sun in São Paulo, Brazil, on 14 November 2023. Photograph: Sebastião Moreira/EPA

Apr. 6, 2024

Global concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide climbed to unseen levels in 2023, underlining climate crisis

The levels of the three most important heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached new record highs again last year, US scientists have confirmed, underlining the escalating challenge posed by the climate crisis.

04/04/24
Author: 
Gabriela Aoun Angueira
Woman riding an electric bike in Denver. Photo by Getty Images/Grist

Apr. 3, 2024

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

04/04/24
Author: 
Gunnar Rundgren, originally published by Garden Earth
Teaser photo credit: By Unknown author – Scanned from 1000 Fragen an die Natur, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1948., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2959985

Mar. 29, 2024

04/04/24
Author: 
Sarah Jaffe, In These Times
Shorter work week

Apr. 3, 2024

The Fight For Shorter Hours Can Unify Workers Everywhere.

The United Auto Workers won many of their demands in their groundbreaking, six-week strike in 2023, but one of them — despite not making it into their new contracts with the Big Three automakers — has the potential to radically shift organized labor’s priorities and unify an often fractious movement in ways not seen in decades.

02/04/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
The B.C. government has flagged support for the federal fossil fuel emissions cap while delaying its own provincial plan after giving environmental approval to the FortisBC Tilbury LNG jetty project. File photo of Tilbury LNG site

Apr. 2. 2024

The B.C. government is trying to sugar-coat bad climate news with good after making back-to-back fossil fuel announcements last week, environmental groups say.

On Thursday, B.C. pledged to roll out a “backstop” regulatory emissions plan in 2026 in case the federal government’s proposed oil and gas emissions cap isn’t implemented, is scrapped or doesn’t meet provincial reduction targets.

02/04/24
Author: 
Brian Kaller, originally published by Restoring Mayberry
Bikeway in New York City, USA (2008).

Mar. 30, 2024

In perhaps one of the great ironies of human civilisation, mechanical devices to truly magnify human power came along as soon as we didn’t need them.  Pedal-powered devices like bicycles only appeared after coal had already begun to transform the landscape, however – mass production was necessary for the standardised metal parts — and around the same time that gasoline was first being introduced as a fuel for automobiles.

01/04/24
Author: 
Robert Reich (U.S. Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.)
American Democracy Collapse - Robert Reich

Apr. 1, 2024

Friends,

On Friday, Trump posted a video featuring an image of President Biden hog-tied —with hands and feet bound together.

Trump has previously posted doctored photos and videos depicting him physically attacking Biden, such as hitting Mr. Biden with golf balls.

It’s all part of Trump’s 5-step fascist plan.

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