Category: Environment

Wildfires Rage As Trump and Co. Fiddle

While the southeast drowns, the west burns. But you’d never know about that from the national debate. Politicians have fallen about themselves to be the first, the loudest, the most patriotic supporter of those poor souls ravaged by Harvey and Irma. Yet there’s been little said about the wildfires. And...

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Harembe Died And It Quickly Became Racial

When I heard a boy crawled through a barrier and fell into a moat at the Cincinnati Zoo’s outdoor gorilla center, leading the gorilla who picked him up to be shot, I thought for sure the boy was white. It was a midwestern zoo in a country that is approximately 63%...

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Flint Is An Example Of Why People Don’t Trust Government

  The Flint Water crisis is a failure of government on the city, state and local levels as well as an example of why stronger federal oversight on environmental issues is required. It disgustingly shows how income inequality means that, even in 2016, basic necessities like water are reserved for...

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Wait Til You Hear About The NYC Carbon Challenge

  The owners of 16 Hotels agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions over 10 years. The hotels, including the Waldorf-Astoria New York and the Grand Hyatt New York, pledged to cut emissions by 30 percent or more as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC Carbon Challenge program.   A...