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In Futile Attempt to Remain Relevant, U.S. Tries to Sell Coal Stocks to Developing Countries

In a sharp departure from reality, a U.S. energy policy spokesman revived an outdated "zombie" argument for coal during the climate talks in…

Oil Company Subsidies in Brazil a Huge Setback for Climate Action

In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country's federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves - undercutting much of…

Mining Giant Rio Tinto Sheds Coal for Good

Mining giant Rio Tinto is moving fast to sell off its last remaining coal operations. The company has put its Australian operations on…

Rogue U.S. Delegation Makes Huge Splash at COP23

Last Saturday, the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 hosted a report launch with Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown to…

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

Many environmental leaders, from multiple sectors, have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking…

U.S. Army Agrees: Climate Change Makes It Harder To Do Your Job

The U.S. Army has been raising alarms about the impact of climate change on training and readiness, and a new report from The…

Trump Administration Affirms Science Behind Climate Change…Now What?

Trump can ignore the new climate change report, but it provides a powerful new weapon for business leaders to deploy in support of…

Falling Oil Demand May Eliminate a Quarter of the World’s Refining Capacity

London-based think tank Carbon Tracker issued a report that concludes the world's falling demand for oil means a quarter of the world's refining…

WRI: Almost 50 Countries Have Reached Peak Emissions

WRI found that 49 countries have already reached their peak emissions totals, which represents just over one-third of the globe’s total emissions. By…

Climate Volatility Pushes Global Wine Production to a 50-Year Low

According to the a global wine industry group, 2017 will prove to be a rough year for wine grape growers worldwide, due to…

Midwest Braces For Climate Change Migrations North

Recent hurricanes and coastal flooding appear to be stemming a centuries-long migration away from midwest cities.

1400 Companies Now Put an Internal Price on Carbon

According to CDP, almost 1,400 multinational companies now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans. That number is an impressive leap,…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Buh-Bye to Clean Power Plan — and Maybe His Job, Too

EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to kill the Clean Power Plan, but his exorbitant travel puts him at risk of losing his position…

Catholic Church Accelerates Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed…

Global Warming Impact from Cattle Even Higher Than Previously Thought

A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will…