World News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-tunionsclimate520x300.jpg

At Paris Trade Union Forum: A call to ban fracking worldwide

Over 40 percent of natural gas comes from shale gas, which is such a driver for climate change because of methane -- 120 times more powerful than carbon.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-indigenouscop21-520x300.jpg

At COP 21, indigenous people wield voices in fight for justice

The Indigenous Environmental Network focuses on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, calling for moratoriums on new fossil fuel development, and fighting against "false solutions," like fracking and nuclear energy.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-COP21materials520x300.jpg

U.S. labor leader in Paris talks about eco-crisis challenges facing unions

In this episode of Peoples World Podcasts, PW co-editor, Teresa Albano, interviews Sean Sweeney, coordinator for Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. Sweeney, who is in Paris.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-fhollande520x295.jpg

"Paris, a beacon of hope": Words of solidarity as COP 21 opens

Leaders from all over the world gathered today in the suburb of Le Bourget for the opening of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21).

 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-peoplesclimatemarchnyc520x300.jpg

After Keystone XL: Why the Paris climate summit could be different

For the first time, leaders from the advanced capitalist countries and those of the emerging economies seem to be on the same page when it comes to the urgency of slowing climate change.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-JakartaCarFreeDay520x285.jpg

Today in history: It's World Car Free Day!

The event promotes mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and shopping is within walking distance.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-RomeMarch500x375.jpg

Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-actionforlife.jpg

Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-HaruoIgnacioRemeliik320x406.jpg

The Bushes, dirty tricks and regime change in nuclear-free Palau

On June 30, 1985, 30 years ago today, Haruo Remeliik, the president of anti-nuclear Palau, had his brains blown out.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-redford.jpg

Robert Redford demands global action on climate change

Robert Redford said moderate climate is going extinct.

1 2 3 4 511