fossil fuels

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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…
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How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations.…
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The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…
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Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…
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Not So Profitable: Who Lost Over $5 Billion On Fossil Fuels?

California's largest public pension funds have lost over $5 billion on fossil fuel investments in the past fiscal year, according to a report…
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Canadian Oil Sands: Lesser of Several Evils?

If Canada wants the oil sands industry to develop and thrive, and produce the economic value and benefits we all need, then we…
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Unlikely Allies: How the U.S.-Iran Deal Could Strengthen the Divestment Campaign

The U.S.-Iran deal may offer a surprising boost to the international divestment campaign, a growing social movement that seeks to persuade investors to…
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UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of…
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Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.
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Fossil Fuel Climate Deception Spans Three Decades

A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 -- seven…
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Trust, Brand Value and Fossil Fuel Companies

Anyone who watched the Boston Red Sox get blown out by the Los Angeles Angels last week may have noticed a billboard behind…
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Government Fossil Fuel Subsidies Total a ‘Shocking’ $5.3 Trillion

Dramatically higher than previously estimated, fossil fuel subsidies exceed what the world's governments spend on health care, according to the International Monetary Fund.…
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Arctic Drilling Decision: Shell’s Chutzpah, Protesters’ Angst

The decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic “shows why we may never win the fight against climate…
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Church of England Announces Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion…
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It’s Oil, Not Renewables, That Seems to be Killing Jobs

As the American oil industry hit its boom through the advent of new drilling techniques such as tar sands extraction and hydraulic fracking,…