About 10 years ago, when I was fresh and young and newly 30, I was working for the first time as a full-time organizer on a campaign against the expansion of a South Texas nuclear power plant. When COP 15 hit in December 2009, I got it in my head somehow that the best way to connect the dots between international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and our local fight against nuclear power—positioned by the powers-that-be as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels—was to sing about it.
To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal (PDF) would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, travel, delicious food and family time.
Unrelenting Warming: The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2019 indicates environmental problems are most serious threat to global stability Mel Gurtov, Peace Voice The World Economic Forum’s Global […]
The work to curb racism has depended less on good-faith efforts to dispel ignorance and more on enforcing social penalties for racist behavior. The same approach may work for climate change denial.
Greg Harman Marisol Cortez writes this week about various ways people can help the Carrizo-Comecrudo Tribe of Texas (Esto’k Gna) resist the construction of the border wall in the Rio […]
As cities strive to improve the quality of life for their residents, many are working to promote walking and biking. Such policies make sense, since they can, in the long run, lead to less traffic, cleaner air and healthier people. But the results aren’t all positive, especially in the short to medium term.
Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They […]
With San Antonio’s first climate action plan approaching public release, contributing volunteers from local government, business, activism, and academia discuss their expectations of the San Antonio Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.
It is official. On the first of the year, Jair Bolsonaro, was inaugurated as the 38th President of Brazil. One of his first official acts as a newly inaugurated president was doing away with demarcation of indigenous territories in Brazil. All of us living on this planet should be fearful of this act.
Climate Action SA turns a funeral into celebration while marking the last gasps of San Antonio’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant.
Pedro Rios / Peace Voice On December 10, I stood at the U.S.-Mexico border alongside hundreds of faith leaders to protest the cruel and unjust treatment of migrants and the […]
US industrial greenhouse gas emissions may have dipped slightly last year, but in San Antonio they made a sharp jab skyward, according to numbers released last week by the US […]
In South Korea on Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its long-awaited special report on 1.5C. The IPCC is a body of scientists and economists – first […]
SA climate planners claim lack of ‘operational control’ over City-owned utility excuses millions of tons of pollution. Nearly 40 percent of City-owned CPS Energy’s climate pollution may not be accounted […]
Eight months after Hurricane Maria damaged 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity grid, energy expert Lionel Orama-Exclusa talks to Yale Environment 360 about how the island is missing an opportunity to […]
Researchers have thoroughly investigated the link between ideology and attitudes toward climate change, finding that conservatives are significantly more likely to reject climate science, not because they misapprehend the facts, but because they are taking their cues from conservative elites, many of whom have close ties to the fossil fuel industry.
With ‘Dirty’ Deely’s retirement nearing, San Antonio’s CPS Energy hosting a hearing on keeping Spruce burning past 2040. Greg Harman SAN ANTONIO—Lumbering through the Earth Day throngs at Woodlawn Lake […]
With official start of hurricane season on Friday, people along the Texas coast should consider buying insurance, packing an emergency supply kit and learning their evacuation routes now. Alex Samuels […]