Georgina Gustin
An early July heat wave dried out scrub and underbrush, fueling wildfires across California and the West that destroyed homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Dry spells are getting drier in the West as temperatures rise, creating a greater risk of wildfires.

Firefighters in the West are starting to see it every year: an earlier start to the fire season and millions of acres of forest and range burned or ablaze as the summer just begins to heat up.

Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo. (Tom Stromme, The Bismarck Tribune/Associated Press)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman calls ruling 'a significant victory'

A U.S. federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River.

Eric de Place

New evidence that Kinder Morgan may double its Whatcom and Skagit route.

Naomi Klein
Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP

Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP


Brandon Wu
Rally in Washington DC

This is a guest blog from Brandon Wu, a US-based activist and Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA, who has engaged with the UN climate process for many years.

The Real News
Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party

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May 3, 2017 - California’s Senate proposed a new and more ambitious carbon credit cap-and-trade system this week, challenging Ontario and Quebec to do the same or get left behind.


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