Update on Our Children’s Trust, Juliana case

Judge steers Juliana toward settlement E&E News | Maxine Joselow A federal judge yesterday ordered the young challengers in the “kids’ climate case” to iron out their differences with the Biden administration outside the courtroom. The two sides in the closely watched case Juliana v. United States must enter a mediation process in the hopes of reaching a settlement, Judge …

Nitrous Oxide from gas stoves causing asthma in otherwise healthy children, and gas stoves release formaldehyde too

N02  – a pollutant that causes asthma attacks and EPA says there is “now stronger evidence” that long-term exposure causes asthma in otherwise healthy children.   I love talking about formaldehyde as much as the next “stover”  — but the one pollutant that consistent blows EPA health-based standards (NAAQS) is NO2. EPA https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/isa/recordisplay.cfm?deid=310879“The cumulative body of evidence indicates that short-term exposure …

Just under half of Americans support a proposal to phase out gas-powered vehicles

Just under half of Americans support a proposal to phase out gas-powered vehicles The U.S. has the technology to electrify broad swaths of the economy while relying on greater amounts of wind and solar, according to a new federal study. (Inside Climate News) A recent Pew Research Center report finds 47% of U.S. adults support a proposal to phase out production of …

Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Optimizing Urban Transit Networks

Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Optimizing Urban Transit NetworksPI: Samer Madanat, madanat@berkeley.edu UC Berkeley; Co-PI: Arpad Horvath, UC Berkeley https://escholarship.org/uc/item/25x1b693 Main findings: In large cities, hierarchical transit systems with mass transit modes (metro, for example) tend to be more cost-and emission-efficient. The dominance of auto emissions for the case of a large city means that large cities should rely more on …

Indigenous struggle and the fight for socialism

https://www.marxist.ca/article/indigenous-struggle-and-the-fight-for-socialism-revolution-not-reconciliation Indigenous Struggle and the Fight for Socialism: Revolution, Not Reconciliation! Oct 21, 2020 The following document is the product of over 20 years of study and participation in the fight of Indigenous peoples against Canadian capitalism. Over the years, we have learned from real-world struggle, and have detailed these experiences on the www.marxist.ca website. Revolution not Reconciliation encompasses the accumulated conclusions of the …

8 pillars of the THRIVE Agenda

The THRIVE Agenda contains 8 pillars: Pillar 1: Creating millions of good, safe jobs with access to unions. We must invest in upgrading our broken infrastructure, building clean and affordable public transit, replacing lead pipes for clean water, expanding wind and solar power, increasing jobs, wages, and benefits for the work of caring for children, the elderly, and the sick, …

Study finds frequent bus services could be a good, low-cost solution to reducing car dependence

Want to reduce car dependency? Increase transit frequency, March 16, 2021, SSTI By Michael Brenneis For low-income workers, car ownership can represent the price of admission to the economy and economic mobility. Subsidizing cars for low-income households, as one solution proposes, could benefit these households in the short term—with potentially less environmental impact than one might imagine. In the longer term, …