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Exxon's Lawyer in Climate Science Probe Has History Helping Big Tobacco and NFL Defend Against Health Claims

Ted Wells, an attorney hired by ExxonMobil to represent the company against accusations it lied about the climate risks of burning fossil fuels, also represented the tobaccos industry in the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department ofShow More Summary

Sea-level Rise Has Claimed Five Whole Islands in the Pacific: First Scientific Evidence

By Simon Albert, The University of Queensland ; Alistair Grinham, The University of Queensland ; Badin Gibbes, The University of Queensland ; Javier Leon, University of the Sunshine Coast, and John Church, CSIRO Sea-level rise, erosion...Show More Summary

Enbridge and Kinder Morgan Lobby Hard As Feds Change Tune on Pipelines

It’s been a month of mostly good news for Enbridge and Kinder Morgan, the two companies pushing to build major pipeline projects from Alberta’s oilsands to British Columbia’s coast. Click here for reuse options! Tags: Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline Trudeau lobbying

Oil Majors Told to Adapt or Die

As profits and prices plummet, the oil conglomerates – some of the world’s biggest companies – have been warned they must change their ways or face extinction, writes Kieran Cooke at Climate News Network. At best, big oil companies such...Show More Summary

Rail Safety Report Card: Only 225 Of Over 100,000 Unsafe Tank Cars Were Retrofitted in First Year

A year ago when Federal regulators announced new rules for “high hazard” trains moving crude oil and ethanol, the oil industry protested that the rules were too strict. Click here for reuse options! Tags: oil-by-rail DOT-111 rail cars Bakken crude bomb train

"We Were Booming and Now We're Dead" — How Nevada's Solar Industry Bright Spot Turned Dark

Louise Helton, owner of One Sun Solar Electric in Las Vegas, says that since January her company is doing more work removing solar panels from rooftops than installing them. But at least she’s still in business, unlike many solar entrepreneurs in Nevada. Show More Summary

Duke Study Finds A "Legacy of Radioactivity," Contamination from Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills

Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from...Show More Summary

New York Serves As Battleground for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Fights

When New York state banned fracking in 2015, it was a blow to the oil and gas industry. But it didn’t slow industry plans to continue to build out new oil and gas infrastructure in New York. However, in another setback for the industry,...Show More Summary

UK Climate Denial Think Tank Global Warming Policy Foundation Sets Up US Fundraising Arm

The UK ’s highest profile climate science denying group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ), has quietly launched an American fundraising subsidiary. As the GWPF ’s latest accounts show, the think tank registered the American...Show More Summary

Democratic Senator Believes His Party “In Denial” About Fossil Fuel Importance

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has always been at odds with the majority of his fellow Democrats in terms of environmental protection, but his statements a few weeks ago show that he might have actually become an enemy...Show More Summary

Fracking Pollution Raising the Earth's Levels of Ethane, Bakken Oilfield Is Solely To Blame

The Bakken shale oilfield is single-handedly responsible for most of a mysterious global rise in atmospheric ethane — a pollutant that can harm human health and heat the atmosphere further — peer-reviewed research published last week...Show More Summary

David Suzuki: Divest from Damage and Invest in a Healthier Future

If people keep rapidly extracting and burning fossil fuels, there’s no hope of meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments. To ensure a healthy, hopeful future for humanity, governments must stick to their pledge to limit global warming to 1.5 or 2 C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Suddenly Backs Off Her Strongest Environmental Proposal

The biggest criticism lobbed at President Obama from the environmental movement is that he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. While he has always accepted that climate change is real and needs to be addressed, his proposals haveShow More Summary

New York State Refuses Permit for Constitution Pipeline in Major Victory for Anti-Fracking Organizers

In a striking victory for grassroots environmental and community groups, New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation announced on April 22 that it had denied a key permit for a pipeline that would have carried fracked gas...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Release of Inspection Reports From TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline Expose Risk of Future Spills

The US government agency responsible for interstate pipelines recorded a catalog of problems with the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline and the Cushing Extension, a DeSmog investigation has found.   Inspectors at the US...Show More Summary

Revealed: The Powerful Network Pushing Wesley Clark’s $3.7 Billion Gas-To-Liquids Plant

A small group of powerful and well-connected investors, lobbyists, and politicians are behind a $3.7 billion plan to build a facility to make more than 30,000 barrels of liquid fuel every day from natural gas – a Desmog investigation...Show More Summary

Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Movie "Amateurish" and "Not Very Watchable" Says Filmmaker

So here’s a few quotes Marc Morano likely won’t be including on posters to promote his climate science denying “documentary” Climate Hustle.   “It’s not in the same class as Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth.”   “This is a very amateurish...Show More Summary

Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State

This is a guest post by Our Children's Trust originally published on EcoWatch Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County...Show More Summary

Feds Rely On Industry-Funded Study To Push For More Offshore Oil Exploitation

On Monday, April 25 th, President Barack Obama tweeted out the following message to nearly 74 million followers on Twitter:   We're already seeing the effects of climate change. Denial is unacceptable. #ActOnClimate pic.twitter.com/k3sphu7KgC —...Show More Summary

Why I Wrote a Book About How to Clean Up Toxic Debates

I wrote my last book, Climate Cover-Up, because I wanted to take a deeper look at the science propaganda and media echo chambers that muddied the waters around climate change, fuelled denial of facts and stalled action. The book wasShow More Summary

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