Posted to Energy June 03, 2022 by Alex Cornell du Houx After 100 days of war in Ukraine, fighting is intensifying and one major factor that gives Russian President Vladimir Putin confidence to continue the war is record-setting oil and gas revenue. As long as there is a market for Russian oil and gas, Putin will have the resources to continue fighting with little hope for meaningful peace negotiations. The reality is… Read More

By Josh Campbell and Meridith Edwards– Updated 12:00 AM EDT, Mon March 28, 2022 When Russian forces first rolled across the border into Ukraine last month, Sayed and Masuma Hosseini were calm. The former Afghan soldier and his wife, who had been living in Kyiv with two of their children since late 2021, had seen more wars than most will in a lifetime. Forced to flee their homeland three separate times before… Read More

Alex Cornell du Houx, Opinion contributor – Published 13 December 2021 “I need help.” This was the message I received from a female journalist named Fatema Hosseini at the gate to the airport who was evading tear gas, bullets and Taliban beatings. Moments later, I received a message from an interpreter whom I had worked with in Afghanistan, with a video of the conditions at the gate. It was grim. It made… Read More

Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY– Published 5:00 AM EDT Sep. 30, 2021 Updated 3:28 PM EDT Sep. 30, 2021 Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx has dodged a sniper’s aim, rocket fire and a roadside bomb. In some ways, the former U.S. combat Marine’s latest mission, an entirely volunteer one, has been his most challenging: helping at-risk Afghans escape the Taliban. For the past six weeks, Cornell du Houx, now a Navy public affairs… Read More

Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY – Published Oct 29, 2021 As the Earth warms, strokes and heart disease increase, as does depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Crops fail due to persistent drought, causing farmers in conflict zones to turn to terrorism to make a living. The inequities in communities of color in the U.S. worsen as “bad air days” disproportionately impact Black and Latino populations. The climate change risks we face are writ… Read More

Today, on a daily basis, millions of people around the globe, including those right here in Maine, face the dangers of the climate crisis. From rising temperatures to extreme weather events linked to human-made climate change, this crisis imperils our security, both abroad and at home. During my service in Iraq and Afghanistan, I came face-to-face with the climate crisis. During a routine patrol, a roadside bomb exploded and hit my HUMVEE…. Read More

Join award-winning journalist Anna Day, Afghanistan Member of Parliament Mariam Solaimankhai, and Fmr. State Representative and President of Code Blue – Water Security Conflicts and Solutions on the climate crisis and water security at 3:07 Eastern today, April 24th. April 22 April 23 April 24 Opening Ceremony (Thomas Lopez Jr.) Musical Performance by Jack Johnson 9:30 Yoga with Nicole Cardoza We Are Greater Chaco (Mario Atencio, Daniel Tso, Kendra Pinto, Samuel Sage,… Read More

Joe Michaels, Iheart Radio, Feb. 14, 2020 — Hundreds of the state’s elected officials are calling on California Governor Gavin Newsom to phase out fossil fuel production. More than three hundred officials have signed a letter urging the governor to enact a comprehensive climate emergency plan. Mayor Randell Stone of Chico: We have to start pertaining energy from sources that are renewable sources. What we’re asking that the governor to do is… Read More

Kyle Rempfer December 26, 2019 Saber Guardian 19 is an exercise co-led by the Romanian Joint Force Command and U.S. Army Europe, was designed to improve the integration of multinational combat forces. (Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx/Navy) The Army is gearing up for some new exercises. The biggest one on the docket is Defender 2020. Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy said that it will be similar in size and scope… Read More

Nina Lakhani in New York The Guardian Wed 25 Dec 2019 02.20 EST Last modified on Wed 25 Dec 2019 02.22 EST — Amid mounting frustration with political leaders, a number of community activists are running for office on climate and environmental justice platforms in local and state elections. he climate crisis is hurting communities across the United States. Hurricanes, heatwaves and torrential downpours are on the rise, and have already exacerbated… Read More