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Miners carry bags of ore in the copper-cobalt Shabara artisanal mine near the town of Kolwezi, Lualaba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 20, 2023. ARLETTE BASHIZI / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 27, 2024

Black transit activists in the US are calling attention to the plunder of the Congo for cobalt mining.

he story of “John Doe 1” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is tucked in a lawsuit filed five years ago against several U.S. tech companies, including Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle producer.

Rachel Leingang
Donald Trump attends the annual NRA meeting in Dallas, Texas, on 18 May 2024. Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters

May 26, 2024

Trump has railed against urban centers run by Democrats, and Project 2025 lays out how to crack down on them

To hear Donald Trump tell it, America’s cities are in dire shape and in need of a federal intervention.

Jerry Harris - Convergence

Apr. 27, 2024

Margaret Sullivan
‘The 2017 white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? Trump saw “very fine people on both sides”.’ Photograph: Steven Hirsch/AP

May 23, 2024

You’ll hear no apology, no disavowal, no expression of regret for what he did. And certainly no promise that this will never happen again

We’ve been here before. Donald Trump says or does something outrageous, and then walks it back slightly. But his message as a would-be authoritarian – or far worse – gets through.

Cloe Logan
Agricultural workers are affected by heat, and advocates say stronger regulations are needed to protect them. Photo by Ny Menghor via Unsplash

May 22, 2024

During an August heatwave in British Columbia last year, Ryan was in a mobile kitchen hovering over excruciatingly hot open flames, a deep fryer and a steel grill plate. He remembers the thermometer inside his work area hitting 50 C.


Compiled by The Energy Mix staff
Suncor refinery - Max and Dee Bernt/Flickr

May 20, 2024

As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surge at unprecedented rates, a study suggests some countries may ramp up fossil fuel production by 2050, banking on unproven carbon removal plans and risking net-zero failure.

Ashley Dawson, Bridget Moynihan, and Desen S. Özkan, Next City.
photo: Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first commercial offshore wind farm, went online in 2017 near Block Island, Rhode Island. Shaun Dakin / Unsplash.

Profiteers cannot be cajoled or shamed into acting for the public good. They must be compelled or replaced--and SOON!!

         -- Gene McGuckin

Apr. 22, 2024


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