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In the Shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests Against Fossil Fuels

In the age of Trump, peaceful protests will likely increasingly be branded a form of terrorism.

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President Obama Spent ‘Unprecedented’ Billions on Fossil Fuel Projects Around the World

The Obama administration financed 70 fossil fuel projects in countries from India to Australia to South Africa with nearly $34 billion through the Export-Import Bank.

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Deforestation Drives Up Brazil’s Carbon Emissions

Last year Brazil undertook drastic cuts to its carbon emissions, but newly released information shows that, in fact, they are rising.

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 READ MORE



Fossil Fuel Investors Want to Know How Much They Could Lose to Climate Change

U.S. investors worried about the value of their shares in fossil fuel companies want more information about climate change’s financial effects.

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 READ MORE



Map Shows How Trade Deals Would Enable Polluter Power Grab

The interactive tool “gives people a chance to see if toxic trade is in their own backyard.”

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE



Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?

Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Here’s What Hillary Clinton Could Do to Get Bernie Sanders’ Supporters to Vote for Her (Video)

Socialist millennial Kate Aronoff outlines seven things the Democratic presidential candidate “has to do to maybe, just maybe” win her vote.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Investments in Fossil Fuels Take a Nosedive

Energy experts say global investment patterns show a spectacular shift, with renewables on the rise and support for fossil fuels in sharp decline.

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Renewables Establish Economic Lead in Energy Market

New analysis shows the cost of energy from renewables is already lower on average than from fossil fuels and will soon be even cheaper.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change and the 1,000-Year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as the planet warms.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE



For Future Summer Olympics, Climate Change Is No Game

A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Nine FOIA Requests Seek to Find the Extent of Government Spying on Climate Protesters

The Intercept revealed last month that federal agents went undercover at a fossil fuel auction protest.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE



Hooked on Fossil Fuels Forever

Whatever the advances of renewable energy, projections suggest fossil fuels will continue to dominate the global landscape for decades to come, accelerating the pace of global warming and ensuring the intensification of climate-change catastrophes.

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Pledges Made at Paris Climate Talks Will Not Contain Global Warming

New research shows that a “controlled implosion” of the fossil fuel industry and a technological explosion of renewable energy are needed to meet targets on restricting global warming.

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Major Oil Companies Tread Cautiously Toward Renewables

In face of falling oil prices and plunging profits, big oil companies are investing in renewables and clean energy, but still focusing on fossil fuels.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE



Angelenos Press for Change in California With Fossil Fuel Industry Protest

Although the state is ahead of the curve on renewable energy, Saturday’s rally in Los Angeles was a reminder to politicians that there’s far to go before we “Break Free” of our dependence on coal, oil and gas.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE



Goodbye to the Old Oil Order

Replacing the petroleum-fueled world we’ve known for decades is an anemic, possibly even declining, demand that is likely to force suppliers to fight over a diminishing market.

Posted on May 2, 2016 READ MORE



Scientists See a Future in Natural Resources

From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

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Investors Warned: Forget Fossil Fuels

Historic change heralded as investors are told they face losing their money if they continue to back the industry that is causing global warming.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE



The World Is Not Converting to Renewable Energy Fast Enough to Save It

Switching to renewable sources as fast as the world needs to will require changes so massive that, scientists say, it appears unlikely to happen.

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change May Be Moving Faster Than Efforts to Slow It Down, Report Says

Despite signs that the world will cut its future fossil fuel use, the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere are still driving accelerating climate change.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



Energy Efficiency Could Provide Major Climate and Economic Benefits

New research by the European Commission suggests that energy efficiency can become a “niche” market that will attract investors away from fossil fuels.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE



The World’s Carbon Budget Is Only Half as Big as Previously Thought

Fossil fuel use will have to fall twice as fast as previously thought if global warming is to be kept within the 2 degrees Celsius limit agreed internationally as being the point of no return, researchers say.

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Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig

As bad as Exxon has been in the past, what it’s doing now—entirely legally—is helping push the planet over the edge and into the biggest crisis in the entire span of the human story.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Fossil Fuels Are Now a Bad Bet, Investors Are Told

Owning a piece of the fossil fuel industry was once like having money in the bank—but not any longer, investors are being warned.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Investors Tip Balance Toward Renewables

With investment in renewable electricity sources now outstripping polluting fossil fuels, a new study sees signs of change in global attitudes toward climate risks.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE



Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas and oil are yesterday’s energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



Carbon Capture Schemes Need Financial Aid

Governments urgently need financial backing for technology that could help save the world from overheating by preventing CO2 from escaping into the atmosphere.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



Political Turmoil in a Time of Low Energy Prices

The current rout in oil prices threatens a profound shift in the geopolitical fortunes of major energy-producing countries. Many are already experiencing economic and political turmoil, and the longer low prices persist, the more devastating the consequences are likely to be.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Humans’ Mark on Planet Prompts Scientists to Consider Renaming the Epoch

The postindustrial impacts that humans have had on the earth and its atmosphere may pinpoint the mid-20th century as the start of a new geological epoch.

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The Question Isn’t Whether We Can Save the World With Renewables, but How Much Can Be Saved?

Humanity is not abandoning fossil fuels fast enough to avoid some massive changes to our world’s climate, with implications for sea level, coastal erosion, extreme weather, and desertification and drought.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE



Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (Video)

My own feeling is that U.S. engagement with the Middle East is likely to remain intense only for another two decades or so. But in 2016, the Middle East is likely to be the hot-button issue in U.S foreign policy.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE



More Than Exxon: Big Oil Companies for Years Shared Damning Climate Research

New investigative reporting exposes that a task force headed by the American Petroleum Institute also knew about global warming since the 1970s.

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 READ MORE



A New World of Renewable Energy Beckons

2015 can be viewed as the year in which the epochal transition from one set of fuels to another took off, with renewables making such significant strides that, for the first time in centuries, the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era has come into sight.

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE



Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: COP21 Climate Change Summit in Paris Reaches Landmark Deal

After two weeks of negotiations, nearly 200 countries agreed to a carbon emissions-slashing deal that may signal an end to the fossil fuel era.

Posted on Dec 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Greenpeace Sting Exposes Academics Hired as Climate-Change Deniers

Professors from major U.S. institutions agreed to write reports promoting the benefits of CO2—and said they did not need to disclose fossil fuel funding.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



Renewables Are Raising Stop Signs

With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the highest for 800,000 years, news of a possible halt this year in the rise of greenhouse gas emissions provides a boost for climate talks.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Hansen: United Nations’ Plans to Limit Emissions Are ‘Half-Arsed’

One of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists has warned U.N. negotiators that their current attempt to prevent global temperatures from rising is “half-arsed and half-baked” and risks giving future generations a climate system that is uncontrollably destructive.

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Energy Game-Changers Look to the Future

Innovative new research into clean energy technology shows there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels—provided there is enough political will and investment.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



A Perfect Storm Is Headed for Fossil Fuel Assets

Coal, oil and gas sectors warned that trillions of dollars of assets could be stranded if a global agreement on limiting climate change is reached at the U.N. summit in Paris.

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 READ MORE



Who Can Follow This Climate Leader?

President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline while backing increased production of oil, gas and coal.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE



Biggest Economies Still Backing Fossil Fuels

Analysts say the world’s 20 leading economies give nearly four times as much in subsidies to fossil-fuel production as total global subsidies to renewable energy.

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 READ MORE



A Sea Change in Market Forces Governing Renewable Energy

New and cheaper ways to exploit free energy from wind and tidal power are being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Royal Call for Switch to Low Carbon Investment

Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments to take decisive action on climate change.

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 READ MORE



Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Narrow Rich-Poor Divide

Negotiations to smooth the way toward a new global agreement on tackling climate change ended without closing deep rifts between developed and developing countries.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE



Big CO2 Emitters Shift Reduction Burden to Poorer Nations

Researchers say emissions reduction targets set by China, the U.S. and Europe place harsh demands on the rest of the world, and could cast a pall over the Paris climate summit.

Posted on Oct 24, 2015 READ MORE



Death by Fracking

We are committing suicide by failing to rise up in large numbers to oppose a practice that poisons our air and water, causes epidemics of cancers and other diseases, and lays a hellish hand on the ecosystem. The longer we wait for the political process to work, the more assured is our mutual destruction.

Posted on Oct 18, 2015 READ MORE



Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting Could Double by 2050

Scientists find that global warming combined with powerful winds sweeping snow off the ice of Antarctica threaten to speed up sea level rise.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE


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