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Cost Of Doing Nothing To Hit $400 Trillion

The numbers are in, and they aren’t looking good for climate change deniers. According to the latest reports, the cost of doing nothing on climate change, even based on moderate warming models, will top $400 trillion in economic losses. If...Show More Summary

California Finding New Ways To Extend Benefits Of Solar To Low-Income, Minority Communities

The California legislature has sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that aims to extend the benefits of solar energy to communities that often have no access to clean energy technologies.Assembly Bill 693 would create the Multi-Family...Show More Summary

Pre-emption: How and Why Rail Companies Are Above The Law

CSX is one of the major rail companies that is profiting from the oil-by-rail boom led by North Dakota’s Bakken crude oil. On September 28th, a day that is apparently national “good neighbor day,” CSX broadcast the following message on Twitter. Click here for reuse options! Tags: preemption oil by rail new england center for investigative reporting Bakken crude

Oil-by-Rail Giant BNSF Threatens Shutdown Over Safety

In June of 2014, a representative of oil-by-rail giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe ( BNSF ) attended a meeting with regulators where the American Association of Railroads ( AAR ) lobbied against any speed limits for oil trains. OneShow More Summary

A Flaring Shame: Obama Could Close Gas Flaring Loophole, But Will He?

This is a guest post by Lukas Ross from Friends of the Earth.  Big Oil has been subsidized to the hilt for over a hundred years. In the U.S. the spoils include everything from special interest tax breaks and accounting gimmicks to royalty-free leasing and government sponsored R&D. Show More Summary

North Carolina Settles With Duke Energy Over Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination, Ratepayers May Shoulder Costs

This is a guest post by Rhiannon Fionn, an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker in post-production on the documentary film “Coal Ash Chronicles.”   North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality today announced aShow More Summary

Here’s How The US Can Rise To The Pope’s Call To Climate Action

Attachment Size GCF_infographic_FriendsOfTheEarth(1).pdf 5.9 MB GCF_infographic_FriendsOfTheEarth(1).jpg 1.85 MB Despite warnings by Congressional Republicans that he should stick to spiritual matters and leave politics to the politicians,...Show More Summary

Climate Justice Movement Highlights Women as 'Key' to Climate Solutions

Women from around the world are mobilising today to call for action on climate change as international leaders meet in New York at the United Nations General Assembly. Solutions and policy demands will be presented in New York City as...Show More Summary

Everyone Warned the Breakthrough Ecomodernists To Avoid Toxic Owen Paterson – But They Said ‘F@%You'

A group calling themselves the ‘ecomodernists’ were warned not to make their British debut alongside prominent UK climate denier Owen Paterson. But the  American  Breakthrough Institute think tank behind the group dismissed this advice...Show More Summary

Politics and Religion Collided During Pope Francis’s United States Visit

Pope Francis’s resounding message that it is mankind’s moral obligation to address climate change made many politicians uneasy during his visit to the United States. The Pope issued a call to take action against climate change when he...Show More Summary

Climate Science Denier Lawson Bader Named CEO At Conservative Funding Arm Donors Trust

An organisation that has funneled millions of dollars into groups promoting climate science denial has appointed a new CEO who signed a declaration dismissing the overwhelming evidence that human activities are causing climate change. Lawson...Show More Summary

Would A Climate Denier Apologise?

Imagine for the sake of a brief thought experiment that the year is 2200. Climate change has unravelled with 10 degrees of warming around the globe. The seas have risen many metres, subsuming the great cities of today: London, New York, Shanghai, Cape Town. Show More Summary

Tackle Climate Change Now or Risk 720 Million People Sliding Back Into Extreme Poverty Report Warns

An astonishing 720 million people around the world face falling back into extreme poverty unless we tackle climate change immediately, warns a new report by the Overseas Development Institute ( ODI ). The report was published as world...Show More Summary

Texans Warn EPA Its New Rule to Reduce Methane Pollution Isn’t Tough Enough

On September 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) held public hearings in Dallas and Denver on its proposed rule to lower methane and associated pollution from oil and gas industry facilities. A third hearing will take...Show More Summary

Climate Experts Urge Dutch Government Not to Appeal Historic Court Ruling to Cut Carbon Emissions

Leading climate scientists, lawyers, doctors and scholars from around the world are calling on the Dutch Government to reconsider its plans to appeal the historic Urgenda judgement by a Dutch Court ordering the government to dramatically...Show More Summary

The Divestment Movement Has Unexpectedly Exploded into the Trillions of Dollars and Here’s Why

At this time last year, building on the momentum generated by Climate Week and the New York People’s Climate March, divestment advocates made an ambitious announcement: a plan to triple the $50 billion in assets individuals and organizations...Show More Summary

Extremist Heartland Institute Attacks Pope Francis On Climate, Claims Paganism Has Entered Catholic Church

Attachment Size Heartland Institute Press Conference Sept 17 2015.mp3 44.76 MB A string of mystical and dire warnings about the Catholic Church were issued by Heartland Institute officials and supporters at a press conference last week...Show More Summary

Republican Presidential Candidates’ Climate Views Spoofed In ‘The Catholic Apprentice’ Video

In the Bible, Jesus famously told his disciples that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Can you even imagine what Jesus would say about rich men who want toShow More Summary

Low-Carbon 'Policy Gap' Risks UK Missing Emission Reduction Targets Warns Lord Deben

The government must end the uncertainty clouding the direction of Britain’s low-carbon policies writes Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change ( CCC ), in a letter sent today to Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. Recent policy...Show More Summary

Five Things You Should Know About David Cameron’s New Environment Policy Advisor

A former consultant to major oil and gas companies has been appointed as David Cameron’s top advisor on energy and environment policy just 10 weeks before the prime minister is set to attend the UN climate change conference in ParisShow More Summary

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