Six new books for reds and greens … climate change and disease … capitalist power and the planet’s future … brain, body, and environment … oceanic art and science … essential fungi and life … the political economy of water.
Six new books on the science for the people movement, health care under capitalism, the criminalizing of poverty, Yemen in crisis, the origins of everything, and communism and democracy
Five important books on famines and world hunger, on Ebola and other deadly epidemics that spread from animals to people, and on the pesticide poisons in our food.
Two recent studies show how dangerous heatwaves can be, and how global warming will put three-quarters of humanity at risk by 2100. “We are running out of choices.”
The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds.
Six new books on Marx’s ecosocialist views, climate change and health, theory and action, inevitability versus contingency in evolution, new politics, and the meaning of Capital
Five new books on climate change and human health, ecology and imperialism in the global south, environmental economics, capitalism and universities, and the meaning of hegemony
An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization.
Reading for reds and greens: Michael Moore on Flint water; Bill McKibben and Robert Fanney on climate and the Zika virus; Richard Fidler on Venezuela; Martin Empson on jobs, climate, justice
The U.S. military generates more toxic waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined.
Four decades after the U.S. military fled Vietnam, millions of children and adults still suffer the devastating effects of its deliberately ecocidal assault
The “war on terror” includes massive federal funding for secret research on the most lethal bacteria and viruses with no known cure
The use of depleted uranium weapons in the Balkans and Iraq has left a long-term legacy of cancers and birth defects among civilians
During and after the Pentagon’s wars, landmines and cluster bombs kill and maim, while blocking resettlement and agriculture in the poorest regions
Quebec vs tar sands; Systemic roots of ebola; Class interests in economics; SPGB vs ecosocialism; Naomi Klein and extractivism; Trends in Third world debt
Nearly half a million people have been told that their tap water is unsafe to drink, poisoned by industrial farming, sewage, storm water runoff and industrial pollution.
Study shows that non-white people in U.S. inhale 38 percent higher levels of air pollution than whites
World Health Organization names the biggest environmental health threat: over 12% of all deaths are caused by the air we breathe
A new study from the Center for Environmental Health finds cocamide diethanolamine in major brand and private label products sold by major retailers across the U.S.