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Blog Post Archive

Mary Robinson, UN Envoy: Climate Agenda Makes 2015 the ‘Most Important Year Since 1945’

Mary Robinson, the United Nations envoy on climate change, warns that the transition away from fossil fuels must happen immediately to achieve climate justice. I am struck by the fact that Eleanor Roosevelt, and her commission, who drew...Show More Summary

Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right”

If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region surrounding Grand Isle, Louisiana, things “went from paradise to hell” in the five years following the BP oil disaster. But BP 's advertisements insist the company is making things right. Show More Summary

George W Bush Elected President in 2001 'Floating on Oil Money'

This DeSmog UK epic history series post takes a closer look at ExxonMobil’s contribution to George W Bush’s election as President of the United States. The 2000 US election cycle was as high stakes as they come. Congressional balance...Show More Summary

Emails: How State Department Secretly Approved Expanding Piece of Enbridge's "Keystone XL Clone"

DeSmogBlog has obtained dozens of emails that lend an inside view of how the U.S. State Department secretly handed Enbridge a permit to expand the capacity of its U.S.-Canada border-crossing Alberta Clipper pipeline, which carries tar...Show More Summary

Secret Papers Reveal Lawson's 1981 Plot to Use Army Against Oil Workers

Lord Lawson asserts that his attack on climate change policy is motivated by deep concerns for the working classes – fears environmental measures will cost jobs and undermine prosperity. Environmentalists claim that Lawson is actingShow More Summary

Five Years After the BP Oil Disaster: A Barrier Island for Nesting Birds Devoid of Life

Cat Island, off the Gulf Coast in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish, was home to a vibrant bird rookery inhabited by brown pelicans, seagulls, spoonbills, and egrets before BP ’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Five years after the largest...Show More Summary

As Researchers Tie Fracking and Radon, Pennsylvania Moves to Keep Drilling Radioactivity Data Under Wraps

Last week, research into the connection between fracking and radon, an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas, drew international attention, making headlines in English, German and Italian. The study, published in the scientific journal...Show More Summary

These 5 Energy Technologies Could Revolutionize the Economy

This is a guest post by Nathan Empsall of Care2 When Congress debates whether to pour money into new tar sands and oil pipelines, and the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee uses snowballs to “prove” that climate change...Show More Summary

Maryland To Become Latest State To Adopt Community Solar Legislation

Following the lead of ten other states that have already adopted similar legislation, Maryland lawmakers this week passed two bills that aim to create community solar projects and increase access to clean energy in the state. The bills,...Show More Summary

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior ( DOI ) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.  Reporter Tom Lutey examined numerous...Show More Summary

Coal Funded Congressman Takes Lead In Dismantling Coal Ash Safety Standards

In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash safety standards designed to increase the reliability of coal ash disposal sites. These standards had been years in the making, but stopped short...Show More Summary

How ExxonMobil Reacted When Environmentalists Crashed its First Annual Meeting 18 Years Ago

The DeSmog UK epic history series continues with a look at what happened when environmentalists attended an ExxonMobil meeting in Dallas, Texas. ExxonMobil and other industry hardliners came together in 1998 to create an “Action Plan”...Show More Summary

Newly Released Documents Provide Further Indication That Florida Officials Were Directed Not To Talk About Climate Change

This is a guest post by Jesse Coleman that originally appeared on Greenpeace Blogs.  In an email exchange from April of 2014 obtained by a records request, a communications official working for the Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) in Florida instructed a scientist to “make no claims as to cause” of Florida’s sea level rise. Show More Summary

Proponents of Renewable Energy Will Own the 21st Century, Say Leaders at World Congress

Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy is the kind of political leadership the world desperately needs says Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business...Show More Summary

China’s Disastrous Pollution Problem Is A Lesson For All

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. Beijing’s 21 million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and coal burning. Schools and workplaces regularly shut down when pollution exceeds hazardous levels. Show More Summary

Gwynne Dyer Warns Climate Change Greater Global Threat Than Terrorism

When the iconic Gwynne Dyer recently spoke to a sold out crowd at Goldcorp Auditorium at Simon Fraser University he said although terrorism dominates media headlines it’s the global threat of climate change that keeps him up at night. Delivering...Show More Summary

Is the Fracking Lobby Setting the EU Energy Agenda?

A European expert panel on unconventional hydrocarbons has been almost entirely taken over by the fracking industry reveals a new investigation by Friends of the Earth (FoE) Europe and the Corporate Europe Observatory ( CEO ). The advisory...Show More Summary

How ExxonMobil's PR Machine Impacted The Climate Change Debate

Our DeSmog UK epic history series continues as ExxonMobil uses its PR power to change the public’s mind on climate change. The basic tenet of ExxonMobil’s strategy was clear: it would use PR, not to change their image, but to changeShow More Summary

Exposed: Two Funders of Lord Lawson's Climate Denial Charity Linked to Energy Industry

Lord Lawson’s climate denial charity has accepted secret donations from a lobbyist, who worked for the nuclear industry, and a wealthy Tory peer, who claims to have been the first person in Britain to have built subsidised wind farms. An...Show More Summary

Media Coverage of Climate Science Is Stunting Climate Action, Especially in US

The UN ’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change plays an enormous role in shaping how climate science gets translated into policy in countries around the world, but so does the media. A new report finds that, while the IPCC could...Show More Summary

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