Coronavirus: NYT’s Weekend Bombshell

Coronavirus: NYT’s Weekend Bombshell

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a devastating in-depth look into how President Trump repeatedly ignored warnings from his own administration officials and wasted precious time responding to the spread of COVID-19. While other media outlets have published similar stories about the delayed response, the Times revealed the level of dysfunction that exists […]

Continue Reading 317 words
Coronavirus: We Cannot Rush an End to Lockdowns

Coronavirus: We Cannot Rush an End to Lockdowns

Yesterday jobless claims revealed that 16 million Americans have lost their jobs in 3 weeks while a new study warned that lockdowns shouldn’t be fully lifted until a COVID-19 vaccine is made available–which is still many months away. However as the Washington Post reported, President Trump said yesterday that mass testing for the coronavirus is […]

Continue Reading 461 words
Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Yesterday, New York and New Jersey–the epicenters of the U.S. COVID-19 breakout–made more bleak headlines even as other evidence showed that the virus’ impact was beginning to slow. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the curve is flattening as state rates of hospitalization have continued to decrease. Governors and mayors are struggling to […]

Continue Reading 395 words
Coronavirus: The Impact on Our Food System

Coronavirus: The Impact on Our Food System

Of all the stressful considerations we have to make during coronavirus, thinking through how we ensure our food system stays functioning is daunting. Shutdowns and demand changes have farmers fearful, lack of safety precautions is endangering agricultural workers who have been deemed “essential,” and a lack of workers may ensure that food is left rotting […]

Continue Reading 406 words
Climate Change Raises CA Wildfire Risk In the Midst of Pandemic

Climate Change Raises CA Wildfire Risk In the Midst of Pandemic

According to a new analysis by Stanford University, climate change has doubled the number of extreme-risk days for California wildfires. As Scientific American explained that researchers found that temperatures rose about 1.8° F statewide while precipitation dropped 30% since 1980. That doubled the number of autumn days—when fire risk is highest—with extreme conditions for the ignition […]

Continue Reading 431 words
Coronavirus: Oil and Gas Execs Meet With Trump, What About Renewables?

Coronavirus: Oil and Gas Execs Meet With Trump, What About Renewables?

Today, President Trump is expected to meet with oil and gas industry executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum and Continental Resources to discuss the outlook for the industry in the wake of an oil price collapse.  Trump sees himself as a moderator in the world oil talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia as well […]

Continue Reading 400 words

Want the planet in your inbox?

Subscribe to the email that top lawmakers, renowned scientists, and thousands of concerned citizens turn to each morning for the latest environmental news and analysis.