Jessica Corbett,

Jessica Corbett

Maine, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Report reveals how internet giant funds climate villains

"For the last damn time: Big. Tech. Is. Not. Your. Friend." → Read More

Ahead of CNN town hall, Warren and Buttigieg unveil their plans to protect and expand LGBTQ rights

"We need a president who is ready to fight back. I've got a plan to secure LGBTQ+ rights and equality," Warren said → Read More

‘Boiling with methane’: Scientists reveal ‘truly terrifying’ sign of climate change under the Arctic Ocean – A

Scientists studying the consequences of methane emissions from underwater permafrost in the Arctic Ocean announced this week that they found a 50-square-foot area of the East Siberian Sea "boiling with methane bubbles." "This is the most powerful seep I have ever been able to observe," lead scien → Read More

Extinction Rebellion movement kicks off two weeks of civil disobedience around the world

Global XR movement launches two weeks of direct action in 60 cities, demanding response to climate crisis → Read More

House Dems investigating whether groups tried to curry favor with Trump through hotel bookings

"It seems evidence of Trump's corruption is hiding under every rock. You just need the courage to look" → Read More

New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global wheat crop by 2100

Wheat accounts for about 20% of all calories consumed by humans worldwide → Read More

Impeachment momentum grows — grassroots groups target undecided members of Congress

Grassroots progressive groups willy rally on Capitol Hill Thursday, urging lawmakers to push for impeachment → Read More

Trump Labor Department slammed for overtime pay rule that "leaves behind millions of workers"

"Once again, President Trump has sided with the interests of corporate executives over those of working people." → Read More

Elizabeth Warren rolls out anti-corruption plan to "fundamentally transform our government"

Dem contender's ambitious plan aims to "root out corruption in Washington" and "take power away from the wealthy" → Read More

New report details 10 ‘critical transitions’ to tackle the climate crisis and feed the world – A

The ways humanity produces and consumes food cause up to 30 percent of planet-warming emissions, generate widespread malnutrition, and perpetuate poverty and inequality—but a new report released Monday claims that 10 global transformations over the next decade could help the international community → Read More

Leaked email suggests Trump admin is pressuring UN agency to self-censor on climate crisis

Critics called the administration's reported threat to cut funding "deeply worrying" and "blackmail." → Read More

Trump rollback of key EPA water protection rule denounced as a ‘callous’ and ‘immoral’ giveaway to big polluters – A

Environmental and public health advocates blasted the Trump administration Thursday for finalizing its rollback of an Obama-era regulation designed to curb the pollution of waterways nationwide. "Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River fire that inspired the Clean Water Act, President Trump's admini → Read More

Open letter from college professors urges educators to cancel class, join global climate strike

The letter calls on educators to cancel classes and contribute to local actions on Sept. 20 → Read More

AOC calls out fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer for helping Lyft fight against California labor bill

Powerful officials like the state's former U.S. senator "should not become corporate lobbyists," Ocasio-Cortez says → Read More

‘Scariest thing you’ll read all day’: New report sounds alarm over brain-reading tech and ‘neurocapitalism’ – A

A Vox report that swiftly sparked alarm across the internet Friday outlined how, "in the era of neurocapitalism, your brain needs new rights," following recent revelations that Facebook and Elon Musk's Neuralink are developing technologies to read people's minds. As Vox's Sigal Samuel reported: → Read More

Protests erupt after DNC committee votes down 2020 climate debate

Climate activists win partial victories at DNC meeting in San Francisco, will keep pushing for climate debate → Read More

Barr blasted by advocates for "absolutely despicable" speech slamming "anti-law enforcement DAs"

The U.S. attorney general vowed to deliver a bill, requested by the president, to expedite certain death sentences → Read More

Bill Barr blasted by rights advocates for ‘absolutely despicable’ speech – A

U.S. Attorney General William Barr was swiftly criticized by rights advocates on Monday for a speech in which he promised to deliver a bill—requested by President Donald Trump—to expedite certain death sentences and took aim at "district attorneys that style themselves as 'social justice' reformers. → Read More

Health and labor groups sue Trump's EPA for refusal to ban pesticide linked to brain damage

"Trump's EPA has yet again failed farmworkers and children when it refused to ban chlorpyrifos..." → Read More

New analysis reveals the ‘biggest crisis no one is talking about’ is on track to get worse – A

An analysis released Tuesday warns that 17 countries which are collectively home to a quarter of the global population face "extremely high water stress" that is on track to get worse—particularly because of the human-caused climate emergency. The data is part of the World Resources Institute's ( → Read More