Latest from Desmond Butler

Can the market save the planet? FedEx is the latest brand-name firm to say it’s trying.

FedEx aims at becoming carbon neutral by 2040. It will invest $2 billion to start buying electric vehicles for its fleet of 180,000 vehicles and it will donate $100 million to the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture. The announcement is the latest move by companies to slow climate change.
  • Mar 5, 2021

There’s an invisible climate threat seeping from grocery store freezers. Biden wants to change that.

Empowered by new legislation and the White House, the United States is setting up a program to curb climate-warming refrigerants. But a new undercover survey suggests that leaks of these refrigerants are more common than regulators have assumed.
  • Feb 15, 2021

Trump rule eases effort to strip-mine near Okefenokee Swamp

A mining company wants to dig for titanium near the giant wetland in Georgia.
  • Nov 25, 2020

White House could have traced and contained its coronavirus outbreak. It chose not to.

As evidence mounted regarding President Trump's rallies and the White House outbreak, his administration did not seek to trace responsibility.
  • Oct 28, 2020

How the Cares Act gave millions to energy companies with no strings attached

A little-noticed provision in the Cares Act has helped big corporations obtain cash without making any promises about workers or investments. The legislation was focused largely on helping working Americans, but it also helps companies such as Antero Midstream.
  • Oct 6, 2020

Trump official stalls polar bear study that could affect oil drilling in Alaska

A top official at the Interior Department has delayed the release of a key study of polar bears in Alaska that could affect oil and gas drilling, according to documents obtained by The Post.
  • Sep 30, 2020

El código: Cómo la genética reveló un brote secreto de coronavirus

Nadie explicó a los trabajadores de una planta en Iowa que el coronavirus se estaba propagando entre ellos. Ahora, datos genéticos ofrecen respuestas.
  • Sep 24, 2020

The code: How genetic science helped expose a secret coronavirus outbreak

Workers at an Agri Star meatpacking plant in Iowa were left clueless as the coronavirus spread in their ranks. Genetic data held the answers.
  • Sep 24, 2020

‘No offense, but is this a joke?’ Inside the underground market for face masks.

While profiteers and crooks make their fortunes, medical workers across the United States have been rationing masks, recycling them and treating infected patients without them. In the absence of a White House strategy to supply the nation with adequate PPE, hospitals compete with states and the federal government on an international market so full of chicanery that nearly every transaction is suspect.
  • May 18, 2020

U.S. sent millions of face masks to China early this year, ignoring pandemic warning signs

U.S. officials encouraged shipments before reversing course, documents show.
  • Apr 18, 2020