Jessica Corbett,

Jessica Corbett

Maine, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Study suggests Twitter bots have "substantial Impact" on spreading climate misinformation

A quarter of climate-related tweets in the studied period came from bots → Read More

Consumer groups decry approval of T-Mobile–Sprint deal

"Expect prices to rise and service to suffer," warned Public Citizen. → Read More

New study warns climate chaos driving rapid decline of bumblebees

Researchers found that the rate at which bumblebees are declining is "consistent with a mass extinction." → Read More

New study warns climate chaos is driving a rapid decline of bumblebees

The rising frequency of extremely hot temperatures tied to human-caused global heating is creating "climate chaos" that drives widespread declines of bumblebees, some of the planet's most important pollinators, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Researchers at the Universi → Read More

‘None of this is normal’: AOC joins other Democrats to boycott Trump’s State of the Union – A

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley joined a small but growing list of House Democrats who will skip President Donald Trump's third State of the Union speech, scheduled for 9 pm ET Tuesday. The impeached president, who could be acquitted by Senate Republicans as soon as Wednesday, → Read More

‘The most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced’: Doomsday Clock now 100 seconds to midnight – A

"The Doomsday Clock now stands at 100 seconds to midnight, the most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced. Now is the time to come together—to unite and to act." So said Mary Robinson, chair of The Elders, in a statement from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on Thursday announcing a h → Read More

Scientists say hot ocean "blob" killed one million seabirds

"The magnitude and scale of this failure has no precedent," the lead author of the study said in a statement → Read More

‘A red-flag warning’: Scientists alarmed by mass death of 1 million seabirds from a hot ocean ‘blob’ – A

On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "the blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds. The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal PL → Read More

New Jersey restores voting rights of people on parole and probation

"On this historic day, New Jersey has lifted... 83,000 ghosts of democracy out of the shadows." → Read More

‘Our jaws hit the floor’: Why a shocking new report on cellphone tracking is absolutely terrifying – A

The New York Times' on Thursday sparked calls for congressional action by publishing the first article in its "One Nation, Tracked" series, an investigation into smartphone tracking based on a data set with over 50 billion location pings from the devices of more than 12 million people in the United → Read More

Move over, peak oil. Scientists say "peak livestock" must arrive this decade to limit global heating

"Livestock numbers need to peak very soon and thereafter decline substantially." → Read More

Iowa's largest progressive group endorses Bernie Sanders

"We're standing with Bernie because Bernie stands with us." → Read More

Extinction Rebellion celebrates dropped charges against 105 climate activists

The environmental movement expects the cases of over 1,000 activists arrested last month will be discontinued → Read More

AOC: "I was sent to here to protect people," not private equity profits

During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Ocasio-Cortez rails against industry destroying jobs and gutting the U.S. economy → Read More

‘Targeted by my own government’: Journalists sue Trump DHS over a ‘coordinated attack’ – A

Five journalists who were tracked, detained, and interrogated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for reporting on conditions at the southern border in 2018 and 2019 brought a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday for what the ACLU called an "unprecedented, coordinated a → Read More

U.S. judge rules suspicionless searches of travelers' electronic devices unconstitutional

Based on government data, CBP conducted more than 30,000 searches in fiscal year 2017 → Read More

Experts warn this industry-backed attack on science at the EPA would be one of Trump-era’s ‘most damaging’ – A

Advocates of strong public health protections responded with alarm to a Monday night New York Times report on the Environmental Protection Agency's new draft proposal for the Trump administration's drawn-out effort to dramatically scale back the scientific research that can be used in government pol → Read More

Oil lobbyist turned Interior chief proposes giving "coveted" contract to ex-client

Critics called on Congress to open an investigation immediately → Read More

Scientists demand "paradigm shift" after study shows "frightening" decline of insects and spiders

"The sites that we think are safeguarding our biodiversity are not really working anymore," said one researcher → Read More

Trump gives taxpayer-funded groups green light to discriminate against LGBTQ people

"This action harms America's foster children, particularly the 123,000 waiting for adoption." → Read More