covid-19

Amazon’s Prime Example of Labor Law Violations

Amazon’s Prime Example of Labor Law Violations

Amazon illegally fired two employees after they publicly criticized the company for its lack of action on climate change and its failure to protect warehouse workers from the novel coronavirus, the National Labor Relations Board determined. Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa were highly visible members of the small group of Amazon employees who in 2018 […]

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    How Has COVID Changed Fridays for Future?

    How Has COVID Changed Fridays for Future?

    By Martin Kuebler When Fridays for Future (FFF) takes to the streets on March 19, activists around the world are going to be doing everything they can to make sure the climate crisis stays in the news. In the Netherlands, 16-year-old Erik Christiansson will join a small physically distanced protest in The Hague with other […]

    Pollen Can Increase Your Risk of COVID-19

    Pollen Can Increase Your Risk of COVID-19

    By Lewis Ziska Exposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, a co-author of the new peer-reviewed study and other recent research on pollen and climate change, explains the findings and why pollen […]

    People of Faith Worldwide Rise Up  for Climate Justice

    People of Faith Worldwide Rise Up  for Climate Justice

    By Jessica Corbett “We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth.” So declares a new joint statement—entitled “Sacred People, Sacred Earth”—supported by religious groups and leaders across the globe who planned more than 400 events in over 40 countries for Thursday in […]

    Endangered Great Apes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at San Diego Zoo

    Endangered Great Apes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at San Diego Zoo

    Four orangutans and five bonobos at the world-famous San Diego Zoo have become the first great apes in the world to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The great apes received a COVID-19 vaccine made especially for animals. In January, a troop of eight western lowland gorillas at the associated San Diego Zoo Safari Park contracted […]

    ‘Damning’ Docs Reveal Meatpacking Industry Fought Minimal COVID-19 Safeguards Under Trump

    ‘Damning’ Docs Reveal Meatpacking Industry Fought Minimal COVID-19 Safeguards Under Trump

    By Brett Wilkins Documents obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen and published Wednesday reveal how leading players in the meatpacking industry—one of the hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic—fought the minimal efforts imposed by the Trump administration to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in meat processing plants […]