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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business. According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening […]

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Fighting to Keep Coal in the Ground, Montana Activists Score a Global Victory Against Climate Change

Fighting to Keep Coal in the Ground, Montana Activists Score a Global Victory Against Climate Change

If you are concerned about the climate, you should be paying attention to what is happening in southeast Montana. To avoid catastrophic climate change, a recent study in the journal Nature found that 92 percent of coal reserves in the United States must stay in the ground to keep global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius. Montana […]

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Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper into the inevitable holes as they try to excuse the inexcusable. As the latest expose instalment from those hopeless radicals at […]

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Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

In 2013, Amelia Telford approached then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while dressed up as Nemo to ask him “how he was going to protect my home, as a clown fish in the Great Barrier Reef”. This year the 21-year-old has another message for the Prime Minister, though this time it’s for Malcolm Turnbull, and she’s talking […]

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Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, The Living Daylights and even Game of Thrones. Now the trading city, nicknamed […]

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Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Almost completely surrounded by water, the little-known Danish town of Sønderborg is no stranger to flooding from both seawater rising along its coastline and heavy rainfall. With climate change ensuring more of both, Sønderborg is learning to tackle the immediate problems of adapting to a warming world while becoming part of the broader solution. Its ProjectZero plan, launched in 2007 as […]

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Obama: Clean energy is good for business, not just 'tree-huggers'

Obama: Clean energy is good for business, not just ‘tree-huggers’

WASHINGTON — The White House is enlisting Fortune 500 CEOs in its attempts to reach a breakthrough agreement on climate change, announcing agreements with 68 more companies committed to reducing their greenhouse gasses ahead of international talks in Paris. The CEOs are among the 81 major companies that have now made specific commitments on climate. But just as […]

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Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

The City of Oslo has, today, become the first Capital City in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies. Today’s announcement follows a previous pledge in March to ban investment in coal. Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, of […]

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