Tag archives for climate change
Not all GOP politicians are following President Donald Trump's lead. 17 House Republicans have signed a resolution expressing their commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently said carbon emissions are not a primary cause of climate change (seriously). Scientists fired back in kind, and the EPA's D.C. offices were reportedly flooded with calls.
The EPA will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on methane emissions at their existing operations, reversing a rule made during the Obama administration.
A group of high-stakes investors has asked some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South America.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
During the Munich Security Conference last weekend, some expressed concern that climate change risks could escalate social conflicts around the globe.
A leading research scholar on business and human rights says she will no longer serve as an advisor for ExxonMobil due to the company's ongoing litigation against state attorneys general and NGOs.
President Donald Trump may be poised to pull the U.S. out of the global climate agreement reached at COP21, but Sweden is charging ahead with its plan to transition toward a zero-carbon economy.
Insisting that “on-again-off-again regulation is a poor way to protect the environment,” eight veterans of previous Republican administrations met with White House officials to float the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again," as part of what critics describe as an ongoing witch hunt against climate scientists.
Deutsche Bank announced it will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes at a time when big banks are under increasing pressure to divest from fossil fuels, particularly controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality. But critics question the motive behind the development of offshore cities, fearing they could become tax havens for the rich.