By Kieran Cooke / Climate News NetworkSep 29, 2016
Eminent U.S. environmentalist Bill McKibben warns that fossil fuel use is destroying the planet, and calls for curbs on the political power of the oil industry. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By John Atcheson / Common DreamsDec 13, 2015
In terms of avoiding catastrophic climate change, there’s an enormous -- and disastrous -- gap between what was agreed to at the Paris summit and what was needed. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 8, 2015
The ruling will impose tougher restrictions on industry and business in an attempt to curb the Chinese capital's pollution, which Greenpeace has called an “airpocalypse.” Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Emily Schwartz Greco / OtherWordsDec 6, 2015
Billionaires are hyping nuclear power as a magic cure for climate change. But there are many reasons why governments should resist their call to pump more tax dollars into nuclear energy. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 5, 2015
Oil is Islamic State's lifeline -- a business that provides the terrorist group with more revenue than any other source, helping to fund its war in Syria and Iraq, as well as providing electricity to the 10 million people living under the group's control. So who are the individuals and groups involved in refining and selling this oil? And where does it end up? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 6, 2015
Just a few years ago, insiders and experts wrote us off and assured the world Keystone XL would be built by the end of 2011. Together, ranchers, tribal nations and everyday people beat this project back, reminding the world that Big Oil isn’t invincible -- and that organized people can win over organized money. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Joshua Frank / CounterPunchOct 29, 2015
Oil is crashing, and gas prices at the pump keep sliding lower and lower. As of October, a barrel of Brent crude (the global standard) is selling for less than $50—nearly half of what a barrel cost last year at this time. What does all of this mean? You wouldn’t think that a significant drop in oil prices could actually be a good thing for the environment and a bad thing for Big Oil and dirty frackers, yet it may well be. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 7, 2015
The 500 largest US companies would owe an estimated $620 billion in U taxes were it not for the more than $21 trillion in offshore cash that most of the firms hold in foreign tax havens, according to a study released this week
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