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In 2016, I published Empire of Timber, a book demonstrating how timber workers used their unions throughout the 20th century to push their own shifting environmental agendas, pushing back very strongly on the false dichotomy that environmentalists and workers are inherently divided. As is common in scholarship, since everyone builds on the same literature, there […]

Straw Politics

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On September 5, 2019

So I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the anti-straw campaigns over the past year. And now Kamala Harris is on the train. Yesterday, Shakezula got on the Twitter machine about it: My

Zombie Mines

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On September 5, 2019

This is an excellent story about a serious environmental problem and the ridiculous lack of meaningful corporate oversight in the United States. Mining is incredibly environmentally destructive and mi

New Ways to Pollute

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On August 14, 2019

Capitalism clearly has the solution to our environmental problems! When Melanie Bergmann, an ecologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, collected snow and ice samples for her new study, she

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It’s pretty much always wildfire season now, but with Memorial Day weekend here, it’s worth reviewing how fire and climate change works together. While forest management and human development have increased wildfire incidence and risk, climate change has exacerbated the trend of large fires and contributed to the lengthening of the fire season, in some […]
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Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019
I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do absolutely nothing about it. A huge reason? Most Americans, especially older Americans, simply don’t see it as an important issue. […]
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