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BlackRock Preaches Long-Termism, But Some Critics Aren’t Buying the Sermon

BlackRock and its founder and CEO, Laurence D. Fink, made waves earlier this week when he said in an open letter that it…

Climate Change Paves the Way for Canadian Community’s Coastal Highway

The climate is changing in Canada's Arctic, and for one community that's heralded bittersweet news. After decades of petitioning the government, they finally…

NYC’s Decision Opens the Door to More Fossil Fuel Divestment Worldwide

New York City has embarked on a two-part plan to divest its municipal pension plans from fossil fuels. But in a massive equities…

A New Record for Climate Disasters – and a Wake-up Call for Insurers

Climate-related disasters, including the hurricanes and wildfires that dominated headlines during late 2017, exceeded $300 billion in total costs last year – a…

California’s Scoping Plan: Setting a Path for Climate Targets

Put simply, this document “scopes” out California’s “plan” to meet our climate targets. As the state’s GHG reduction goals have become increasingly ambitious,…

Climate Change Could Triple Number of Refugees Fleeing to Europe by 2100

Another recent study of refugees arrived at a dire conclusion: by the end of the century, the number of asylum seekers to Europe…

Santa Cruz County and City Join Efforts to Sue Oil and Gas Companies

Two public entities have joined the effort to sue Big Oil. The city and county of Santa Cruz, Calif. filed their suits last…

Gender and Human Rights Advances in 2017

Businesses big and small played a key role in improving access to human rights this year, both at home and across the globe.

Trump Stands Alone: Global Coal Giant Affirms Climate Change

The global mining giant BHP affirms the consensus on climate change, further isolating President Trump's efforts on behalf of the U.S. coal industry.

Climate Inaction is Fiscally Irresponsible, Says GAO

“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a…

American Petroleum Institute Launches Voluntary Carbon Reduction Program

With the BLM methane rule delayed, will the fossil fuel industry actually regulate itself?

Is ExxonMobil Finally Standing Up For Climate Science, Or Just Showing Up Coal?

ExxonMobil has been the arch enemy of climate science and now suddenly the company is a warrior for climate action, thanks to a…

Allcot Says It Can Fill in the Gaps in Companies’ Climate Action Plans

International tourism's carbon footprint will increase dramatically over the next decade, but this company believes it can assist the travel sector, and businesses…

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…