January 4, 2022

When Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in June 2020 that his office had filed a climate change lawsuit, the litigation strategy he described was relatively novel for a climate change case.

Rather than suing the petroleum industry for causing climate change, Minnesota sued the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil Corp. and three Koch Industries entities for allegedly engaging in a campaign to deceive Minnesotans about the links between climate change and fossil fuels.

Devika Krishna Kumar
A heavy hauler truck drives through a mine above the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Jan. 7, 2022

Canada's oil sands producers were able to export a record amount of crude to overseas markets thanks to a new link to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Primary Author: Tim Radford
desert heat - pxhere

Jan. 6, 2022

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis.

Jake Johnson
A mother and her children appear at a news conference to discuss the importance of the child tax credit at the Ethel Bradley Early Education Center on August 12, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Jan. 4, 2022

"The pandemic isn't over—the relief to withstand it shouldn't stop," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

The lapse of Democrats' expanded child tax credit program at the end of last month has progressive lawmakers and advocates vocally warning of a major spike in child poverty in the new year just as the Omicron variant wreaks havoc across the U.S., fueling a staggering rise in infections and hospitalizations.

Rick Salutin
Gabriel Boric

Dec. 30, 2021

A frothy year-end column on the future chances of democracy and fascism, in America and elsewhere

Let me close out 2021 with one of those perky looks into the future in two areas: democracy and fascism. In each, our vision of what’s coming down the track gets distorted by our tendency to visualize via the U.S.

Brett Wilkins
Texas researchers Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter Hotez led development of the Cobervax patent-free Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo: Texas Medical Center)

Dec. 30, 2021

"We're not trying to make money. We just want to see people get vaccinated."

A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma?

"If we had even a fraction of the support that Moderna had, who knows, maybe the world would be vaccinated by now."

Jon Queally
Dina Lewis rescues items from her home (R) after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dec. 27, 2021

"Climate change will bankrupt us, and along the way, we will lose so much more than money," said one activist in response to the new figures.

A new report out Monday shows that 2021 continued the trend of annual climate devastation worldwide that is costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars as planet-heating emissions unleash exactly the kind of damage scientists have warned about for decades.


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