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Trump Admin Set to Announce Bullshit Plan to Build Dirtier Cars That Cost More to Drive

Donald Trump’s administration is set to gut Barack Obama-era fuel efficiency standards on Tuesday, the New York Times reported, in a huge middle finger to anyone who cares about the environment and likely the White House’s biggest backtrack in federal climate policy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, White House, Environment, Cars, Barack Obama, Automotive, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, New York Times, Automobiles, Donald Trump, Dirtier Cars That Cost More To Drive, Trump Admin Set


Fossil Fuels Should Come With Cigarette-Style Warning Labels, Experts Say

Research shows that when labels on cigarette packages display nasty photos of the harm that smoking causes, it can help encourage smokers to kick the habit. Now, experts are looking to apply the same logic to fossil fuels.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Fossil Fuel Industry


We Can Increase Life Expectancy Without Fossil Fuels

Oil and gas companies love to tell us how much we need their products.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Fossil Fuels, Fuck Fossil Fuels


How Fossil Fuel Companies Could Profit From the Covid-19 Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a $2 trillion covid-19 stimulus package. It could spell disaster for the climate.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fossil Fuels, Stimulus, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Plastics Industry Is Trying to Cash In on the Covid-19 Pandemic

The covid-19 pandemic is forcing many of us to change our best-intentioned behaviors. We’re withholding physical affection, even when our loved ones are in distress. We’re not patronizing our favorite bars, even though they’re struggling to stay afloat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Plastic Pollution, Coronavirus


Indiana Is About to Bail Out the Coal Industry for Some Reason

Indiana’s General Assembly fast-tracked a bill on Tuesday that will make it harder to shut down coal-fired power plants. The Indiana bill would delay shutdowns by requiring state officials to review all utilities’ plans for plant closures, hold public hearings, and then issue a report on whether or not the closure is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Indiana, Coal, Fossil Fuels, General Assembly


Exxon Derides Oil Firms' Efforts to Not Burn Down the Planet as a 'Beauty Match'

In the pantheon of companies that have destroyed the climate, ExxonMobil has long sat on the throne. It’s spread disinformation for decades even as it knew the risks of its products, is the largest investor-owned source of emissions since 1980, and the third-biggest driver of ocean acidification since 1880. And on…Read more...
Tags: Science, ExxonMobil, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dioxide, Exxon, Big Oil, Exxon Knew, Climate Policy


Natural Gas Is A Bad Investment

Natural gas is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S., and that’s a big problem. Last year, gas was the number one contributor to the growth in U.S. carbon emissions. When gas infrastructure leaks, it also emits methane, a gas that recent research shows is even worse for the climate than previous dire estimates…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Shareholders, Natural Gas


The EPA's Proposal to Restrict Science Somehow Gets Worse

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new draft of one of its most controversial plans, somehow taking it from bad to worse. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fossil Fuels, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency EPA


Cracks Are Starting to Show in the World's Fossil Fueled Infrastructure

On Wednesday, a British appeals court issued a ruling that Heathrow Airport’s long-planned third runway expansion in London is illegal due to its climate impacts that planners failed to adequately account for. The move is the latest in a decade-plus of wrangling over the expansion that would be a climate disaster.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Fossil Fuels, Heathrow Airport, Climate Crisis, Climate Lawsuits


World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End 'Human Life as We Know it'

The finance industry is issuing some of the direst warnings about climate change while funding the industry most responsible for it. Today’s example: JP Morgan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Jp Morgan, Climate Crisis


Please, For the Love of All Things Holy, Stop Pretending Natural Gas Is a 'Transition Fuel'

Look, the story of Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate is the very public evisceration of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But hey, some other stuff happened, too! Even some climate stuff, including letting Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Bloomberg’s mutilated corpse perpetuate one of the biggest myths in climate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, 2020 Election, Sen Amy Klobuchar


How Climate Change Could Bring About the Next Great Recession

Our weather is becoming more extreme, litigation is targeting fossil fuel companies—and our whole economic system is at risk of imploding if the energy sector doesn’t prepare for climate change, financial experts warn.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Recession, Fossil Fuels, Globalization, Climate Crisis


The Jeff Bezos Climate Superpower That's Bigger Than $10 Billion

The richest guy on Earth has decided maybe spending a few bucks to save the planet isn’t such a bad idea.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Investments, Fossil Fuels, Jeff Bezos, Donations, Big Oil


Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Could Be Even More Beneficial Than We Realized

The world wastes trillions of dollars every year on fossil fuel direct and indirect subsidies. Trillions! The U.S. alone spends hundreds of billions of dollars on them, ten times as much as it spends on education. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Subsidies


French Oil Giant Ranked As Climate Leader the Same Week It's Sued for Climate Negligence

A group of local governments and nonprofits in France filed an unprecedented suit against Total SA on Tuesday. They say Total isn’t doing nearly enough to take the existential threat of climate change seriously. Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Fossil Fuels, Big Oil, Greenwashing, Total SA


Bernie Is Right: Trade Is a Climate Issue

During last night’s Democratic presidential debate on CNN, a moderator asked candidates about their position on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Senator Bernie Sanders explained he didn’t support the controversial trade deal because it doesn’t take the climate crisis, “the greatest threat facing this planet,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Cnn, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Bernie Sanders, Nafta, Bernie, USMCA, U S Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA


It's Official: 'Freedom Gas' Is the Worst Phrase of the Year

The Trump administration has plumbed the depths of the English language from the president’s recent large turd obsession to an advisor who compared the “demonization of carbon dioxide” to the Holocaust to Ryan Zinke telling a protestor, “I’d like to see your child fight for energy” (which weird flex but okay). Truly,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Word Of The Year, Trump, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration, Freedom Pollution


Heliogen’s Solar Farm Could Drastically Reduce Global Emissions

Backed by Bill Gates, clean energy company Heliogen has developed a concentrated solar energy source that could eliminate carbon-emitting industrial processes—essentially “transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels.” The advancement would allow heavy machinery to forego fossil fuels and employ those created from the process (like hydrogen or syngas), ultimately reducing global carbon emissions by 10%. The technology at the center of Heliogen’s innovative idea …
Tags: Energy, Science, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Tech, Fossil Fuels, Bill Gates, Innovation, Solar Energy, Clean Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Linkaboutit, Solar Farm, Heliogen


Even Good News Comes With Bad News

We’re long past the era of having nice things, and that’s doubly true when it comes to the climate. So it’s fitting that even on a day when there’s a bit of good news about coal’s decline, we also learned that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new peak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Dioxide, WMO, Emotional Rollercoaster, Carbon Brief


Building All the Fossil Fuel Projects Already in the Pipeline Would Wreck the Climate

Fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change . So it would stand to reason that we should rapidly wind down production of them to avert a catastrophe .Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, United Nations, Paris Agreement, Big Problems


Exxon Isn't the Only Fossil Fuel Giant Getting Its Ass Sued

The New York Attorney General’s office has been pursuing Exxon for years for everything from climate denial to fraud. The oil company that made billions while funding climate denial has tried to avoid ending up in court. But despite its best efforts, Exxon went on trial in a New York courtroom on Tuesday over claims…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fossil Fuels, Exxon, Big Oil, Exxon Knew, Climate Lawsuits


Climate Rage Is Working

On Monday, Reuters scored an exclusive interview with Ben van Beurden, the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. During the sitdown, he decried people demonizing oil and said it’s “entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas because the world demands it” and that “we have no choice” but to keep investing in dirty fossil fuel…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Reuters, Big Oil, Ben van Beurden, Shell Oil Company, Greta Thunberg, Climate Rage


The UK Just Got More Power From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels, a First Since 1882

It’s been an eventful year for carbon-free energy in the UK. First, Great Britain went a week without coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. Then the country fired (wound?) up the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Renewable Energy, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy, Transitions, UK First Great Britain


Researchers Find Emissions-Free Way to Make Cement

Researchers at MIT have developed a way (though admittedly experimental) to produce emissions-free cement—that means the manufacturing process “releases no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” This is a hugely significant breakthrough, as cement manufacturing (for the intention of making concrete) is responsible for almost 10% of global emissions. The process includes an electrochemical method, which would replace the current one, which is dependent on fossil-fuels. …
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Mit, Architecture, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Construction, Greenhouse Gases, Linkaboutit, Concrete, Cement


The Most Polluting State in the Northeast Just Took a Key Step Toward Curbing Its Dirty Ways

Thursday was a momentous day for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a carbon market that governs power plant emissions in nine states. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order entering the state into the agreement. Read more...
Tags: Science, Pennsylvania, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Markets, Tom Wolf, RGGI, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI


The World Blows Over $5 Trillion a Year on Oil and Gas Subsidies: Report

The world subsidized its own demise to the tune of $5.2 trillion in 2017. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Subsidies, Bad Ideas, Burning Money


Britain Just Went a Week Without Coal For the First Time in 137 Years

Coal may have helped birth the Industrial Revolution in Britain, but the nation is working hard to leave it behind. And it just hit a big milestone: This marks the first time since 1882 that Britain has run a week without coal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Britain, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy


An Amazon Organizer Explains Why Workers Are Demanding the Company Get Serious About Climate Change

Rebecca Sheppard is a 28-year-old senior product manager at Amazon. She’s been working for the Seattle tech giant for two and a half years. It’s a good job, in a field she likes. But this month, along with a couple dozen other employees, she has risked that stability to help to launch what the New York Times has…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Automation, New York Times, Seattle, Automaton, Amazon She, Rebecca Sheppard


One of the Amazon Workers Behind the Push to Get Jeff Bezos to Address Climate Change Speaks Out

Rebecca Sheppard is a 28-year-old senior product manager at Amazon. She’s been working for the Seattle tech giant for two and a half years. It’s a good job, in a field she likes. But this month, along with a couple dozen other employees, she has risked that stability to help to launch what the New York Times has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Automation, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Automaton, Amazon She, Amazon Workers, Rebecca Sheppard



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