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Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

  2024-02-29 in The Hill

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A cluster of wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history, as flames moved with alarming speed an…

  Tagged under: Texas | Wildfires

Exxon CEO blames public for failure to fix climate change

  2024-02-28 in The Hill

The world isn’t on track to meet its climate goals — and it’s the public’s fault, a leading oil company CEO told journalists. Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Darren Woods told editors from …

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation

EU lawmakers to Biden: We don’t need more US natural gas

  2024-01-25 in The Hill

Big oil is trying to make Europe “the excuse” for an unnecessary and planet-heating expansion in gas exports, 60 members of the European Parliament wrote in a Tuesday letter to President Biden. The…

  Tagged under: Sustainability

Fed Chair Powell is ignoring the greatest threat to our economy: climate risk

  2023-11-17 in The Hill

Given that there is no bigger threat to the stability of our economy than climate change, we hoped he would address our concerns. 

  Tagged under: Economics

  2023-11-04 (or before) in The Hill

Court tosses EPA ban on pesticide linked to brain damage in kids

  2023-11-02 in The Hill

A federal appeals court on Thursday is tossing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ban on a pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children. The decision from the 8th Circuit Cou…

  Tagged under: Pesticides | Women and Children

Chemical crisis: The unseen toxic threat contaminating wildlife worldwide 

  2023-10-28 in The Hill

PFAS are incredibly persistent, never breaking down in the environment and remaining in the body for years. They’re known for causing significant health problems in humans, and the adverse impacts …

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife | Health

Drought, migration and the fall of civilization: A cautionary tale

  2023-10-13 in The Hill

Sprawling civilizations, as we see, are fragile, requiring cooperation and a degree of common interest among diverse communities.

  Tagged under: Drought

Biden administration cancels controversial oil leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

  2023-09-06 in The Hill

The Biden administration on Wednesday confirmed it will cancel seven controversial oil and gas leases in an Alaskan wildlife refuge issued at the very end of the Trump administration  The admi…

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

Our most vulnerable communities are being poisoned — by the state

  2023-08-25 in The Hill

If poisoning predominantly Black communities with toxic emissions and industrial waste isn’t an act of racial discrimination, then what is?

  Tagged under: Racism | Pollution

Catch-22: Scientific communication failures linked to faster-rising seas

  2023-06-19 in The Hill

Scientists failed for decades to communicate the coming risks of rapid sea-level rise to policymakers and the public, a new study has found. That has created a climate catch-22 in which scientists …

  Tagged under: Sea Level

Climate paradox: Emission cuts could ‘unmask’ deadly face of climate change, scientists warn

  2023-06-01 in The Hill

Scientists have uncovered a potentially lethal paradox at the heart of efforts to slow human-caused climate change. A series of new studies suggest a stark truth. One the one hand, cutting fossil f…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability

Documents reveal how fossil fuel industry created, pushed anti-ESG campaign

  2023-05-18 in The Hill

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that model legislation for an “Energy Discrimination Elimination Act” was submitted by an ALEC member but rejected by ALEC&#8…

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Legislation | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Sustainability

Big business groups lash out at Manchin-Schumer deal

  2022-07-28 in The Hill

Lobbying groups representing large corporations swiftly criticized a revamped reconciliation deal announced by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wedn…

  Tagged under: US Politics

GOP-led states ask Supreme Court to block key Biden climate accounting measure

  2022-04-28 in The Hill

A group of Republican-led states on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a court order blocking a key climate accounting measure put in place by the Biden administration amid a legal dispu…

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Temperatures in eastern Antarctica are 70 degrees warmer than usual

  2022-03-18 by in The Hill

Eastern Antarctica on Friday recorded temperatures that are 70 degrees higher than normal for this time of the year, The Washington Post reported.

  Tagged under: Antarctic

A shift to clean energy would halt Russia's petro-thuggery and more

  2022-02-28 by in The Hill

Now imagine a world where petro-states no longer have the power to blackmail other countries or impact the international price of energy.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Earth’s vast underground ‘circulatory system’ will be mapped for first time — and it’s made of fungi

  2021-11-30 in The Hill

“An understanding of underground fungal networks is essential to our efforts to protect the soil, on which life depends, before it is too late,” said Jane Goodall.

  Tagged under: Sustainability

Why Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas

  2021-07-23 by in The Hill

The prevailing political opinion is keeping these key moderate senators happy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Public Opinion | US Politics

Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists

  2021-07-22 by in The Hill

The science is clear. The impacts and costs are clear. Climate action must therefore remain at the center of current infrastructure spending proposals.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts

Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development

  2021-06-29 by in The Hill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has underestimated methane emissions caused by oil and gas production by as much as 76 percent, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane

Our best shot to slow climate change now: Cut methane

  2021-04-18 by in The Hill

Methane, the second biggest driver of global warming and a major contributor to air pollution, soared in 2020.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change

Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must catch up

  2021-03-01 by in The Hill

It’s time to reconsider dated stereotypes regarding which communities are leading the environmental movement and start imagining what could be accomplished if our policymakers tap into the ingenuity of rural Americans surviving on the front lines of climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Climate Justice

Republicans introduce long shot bill to circumvent Biden on Keystone XL

  2021-02-02 by in The Hill

Republicans in both chambers of Congress are taking on a long shot bid to reinvigorate the Keystone XL pipeline after President Biden canceled a key permit for the oil pipeline project last month.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden

Groups pressure Biden to exclude fossil fuel execs from team

  2020-09-01 by in The Hill

More than 100 climate and advocacy groups are asking Joe Biden's presidential campaign to commit to blocking fossil fuel representatives from its transition team or administration should the former vice president wi

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Trump signs order removing environmental review of major projects

  2020-06-04 by in The Hill

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday evening that would waive requirements under a suite of environmental laws, a move the administration says will boost the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump

Norway refuses to drill for billions of barrels of oil in Arctic region

  2019-04-09 by in The Hill

Politicians in Norway have signaled a shift on their support for oil exploration in the Arctic, delivering a major blow to the country's powerful oil industry.

  Tagged under: Arctic

Trump ditches coal when hyping 'revolution in American energy' in SOTU speech

  2019-02-05 by in The Hill

President Trump did not mention coal when he declared Tuesday night that his administration has “unleashed a revolution in American energy” that has lead to historic energy export highs and economic grow

  Tagged under: Economic Growth | Donald Trump | Coal | Economics

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