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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

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Peabody Coal Lawyer Laurence Tribe, Obama's Law Professor, Testifies in Congress vs. EPA Carbon Rule

Laurence Tribe, constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School and of-counsel at the firm Massey & Gail LLP, recently testified in front of the  U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce against the proposed U.S. EnvironmentalShow More Summary

'Frackademia' Report Reveals Ties Between Government, Universities, and Shale Industry

While the government has decided to provide tax breaks for the oil industry in the 2015 Government Budget, everyone else has been talking about divestment. Ben Lucas looks at the growing movement and new evidence published this weekShow More Summary

Science vs Spin: Dilbit Sinks in the Real World, But Not in Studies Funded by Oil Industry

“ Once the oil started to sink, it made things a lot more difficult on our recovery.” Those were the words of Greg Powell of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during his presentation on March 10th at the National Academy of Sciences conference on the Effects of Diluted Bitumen on the Environment. Show More Summary

Florida’s Climate Change Gag Order Claims Its First Victim

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott had directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) to stop using terms like “climate change” and “global warming” in any official correspondence or during meetings. Tags: climate change gag order Rick Scott Talking Meetings Language Ban global warming Florida Government

Is A Climate Sceptic Behind The Latest Anti-Renewables Report?

A new study claiming renewable energy is the “most expensive policy disaster in modern British history” was written by climate sceptic Rupert Darwall and published by UK conservative think tank the Centre for Policy Studies ( CPS ). Darwall,...Show More Summary

The Moment Environmentalists Forced A 'Sea Change' At Oil Giant Shell

In this DeSmog UK epic history article we tell the inside story of how the rising tide of environmentalism in the 1990s caused a “sea change” at oil behometh Shell.  The environment movement in 1997 appeared at its most confident and...Show More Summary

The Keystone XL Distraction: Industry Has Built 11,600 Miles of Oil Pipeline With Little Public Resistance

Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections...Show More Summary

The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report

A new report by CoalSwarm and the Sierra Club provides compelling evidence that the death knell for the global coal boom might very well have rung some time between 2010 and 2012. Tags: coal coal boom India china u.s. E.U. european union Coal-Fired Power Plants Coalswarm Sierra Club health economy

Ridley's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Fixates on the Past and Ignores the Present to Try and Predict the Future

This is a guest post by US -based environmental communications group, Climate Nexus. Longtime climate contrarian and “coal baron” Matt Ridley returns to the Wall Street Journal to try to argue against data that show clean energy rapidly...Show More Summary

Rail Industry Lobbied Against New Oil-by-Rail Safety Regulations The Day After Rail Accident

With the recent run of exploding oil train accidents, it isn’t surprising that the rail industry has publicly expressed concern about hauling highly flammable oils like Bakken light crude and diluted tar sands. But that's all the industry has done: express concern. Show More Summary

Can You Guess What Climate Deniers Said of the IPCC 20 Years Ago?

The DeSmog UK epic history series recalls how the war between the climate sceptics and the IPCC heated up as they tried to cast doubt over the science. The climate sceptics were ever ready to attack the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) following its second report, released in 1995. Show More Summary

Tobacco Gun for Hire James Enstrom, Willie Soon and the Climate Deniers Attack on Merchants of Doubt

This article was co-written by Dan Zegart, author of Civil Warriors, the legal siege on the tobacco industry. A leaked email chain reported earlier this week on DeSmog shines a harsh light on the behind-the-scenes coordination between...Show More Summary

Fracking Firm IGas Refuses Further Investigation into Possible Site Contamination

Barton Moss fracking company IG as has hit the headlines this week as it stopped further investigation into possible contamination claims, writes Ben Lucas, MA Investigative Journalist at City University, London. At the same time, the...Show More Summary

Legislators Call Out California Regulators’ “Corrupt, Inept” Management Of Underground Wastewater Injection

The fallout from California officials’ failure to properly oversee the disposal of oil industry wastewater continued this week as lawmakers grilled officials with the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency for two hours while seekingShow More Summary

Greenpeace Calls on Information Commissioner to Repair ‘Transparency Travesty’ and Publish Full Fracking Report

Greenpeace has appealed to the UK ’s transparency watchdog over the government’s repeated refusal to publish an unredacted version of its Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts report. The environmental NGO has asked the Information Commissioner’s...Show More Summary

Bank of England Says Climate Change Research 'Absolutely Essential' After Attack From Climate Denier Lord Lawson

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, hit back against climate denier Lord Nigel Lawson's accusation that the Bank had its priorities wrong by researching the impact of climate change in the insurance industry. Speaking in the...Show More Summary

How the IPCC Appointed a Dynamic New Leader 20 Years Ago Against Growing Sceptic Opposition

Our latest DeSmog UK epic history post looks at how the dynamic Professor Bob Watson (pictured) became chairman of the IPCC in 1997 amidst a groundswell of political activity. Michael Mann’s submersion into climate research coincided with a global groundswell. Show More Summary

Florida’s War on Words 'Climate Change' Will Doom The Sunshine State

Officials in the state of Florida are finally taking action against climate change. They have declared war on global warming. They are taking a firm stand and making bold actions to finally end the threat of climate change. But before...Show More Summary

Booming U.S. Renewable Energy Sector Growing Faster Than Expected

The mainstreaming of renewable energy is happening even faster than projected. According to the latest “Electric Power Monthly” report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which includes data through the end of 2014, some 13.91% of electricity generation in the U.S. Show More Summary

Climate Change is Creating a New Battleground as Nations Increase Arctic Military Presence

Commanders of Russia’s Northern Fleet recently held a competition to see who could orchestrate the best torpedo attack. Submarine forces battled it out in sub-zero temperatures at the fleet’s main base in Gadzhiyevo, near Murmansk: the north-west tip of Russia along the Finnish border and the Barents Sea. Show More Summary

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