A recent UN report points to rising ocean temperatures, sea levels rising at a faster rate and threats to sea life. Since at least 2012, we started to see marine heatwaves that threaten wild life and foster harmful algae blooms. One of the first recorded was in the Gulf of Maine, which has had three such heatwaves since 2012. Because of the challenges we face as a country and species, we urge you to join us at the Global Climate Strike Flood the Seaport event this Friday, 3:30pm. We will ass...
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The signs of the human-created climate catastrophe cannot be ignored. Record summer temperatures especially at the poles, more powerful storms, rising sea levels, decreasing ice packs on mountains and smaller glaciers at the poles to name a few. If we want to keep our planet livable for ourselves and other life on Earth, we have to cut back on CO2 emissions while building a just economy. While the effects of global warming are increasing and the problem we face can seem overwhelming, now is ...
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On Friday, governors from the United States, Mexico, and Canada will meet in Rhode Island to talk trade – and undoubtedly, the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will keynote the event. Public Citizen and local trade activist groups are rallying for a NAFTA replacement that benefits citizens, consumers and working people in all three NAFTA countries. If you can attend this Friday at 2:30pm, please RSVP at replacenafta.org/rsvp and...
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The Massachusetts Pirate Party stands with the protesters who want to send a clear message to General Electric: stop polluting our water! For decades, General Electric (GE) polluted the Housatonic river with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a known carcinogen. To this day, miles of the river are so polluted that you cannot eat the fish caught in it. GE, which is moving its headquarters to Boston, is trying to shirk its responsibility to clean up the Housatonic river so that it can reduce ...
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