• Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

    The planet is drowning in the most useful material ever invented. So what are we going to do about it? The world produces four hundred million tons of plastic annually, nearly half of which is considered single-use. Each year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. That’s a rate […]

  • Action Needed This Week to Finally Stop the Williams Pipeline!

    A few weeks ago a major blow was struck against the Williams Pipeline when the Cuomo administration denied the project’s water quality permit. But at the same time they allowed the company to reapply, which they promptly did. In case you forgot, this pipeline would run along communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy (Staten Island, […]

  • James Thackara, Lifelong Witness to the Nuclear State, Breaks Silence

    James Thackara, nationally and internationally acclaimed novelist, was born in California, moved to England and became a citizen there. He and his wife recently returned to the US after his 50-year stay. James’ first novel, America’s Children, as well as his second and third, Ahab’s Daughter and Book of Kings, include aspects of the “nuclear […]

  • Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels

    https://phys.org/news/2019-04-dire-future-etched-co2-million.html by Patrick Galey and Marlowe Hood APRIL 5, 2019 The last time there was so much CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, ice caps virtually disappeared Planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — at its highest level in three million years — is poised to lock in dramatic temperature and sea level rises over a timescale […]