Secretive Fossil Fuel Lobby Group Manipulated UN Climate Programs

By Mat Hope and Karen Savage, Truthout.org -

A fossil fuel-backed industry group was able to influence the process behind the United Nations climate assessments for decades, using lobbyists and industry-funded scientists to manipulate [...]

Big Oil Is Set To Spend $5 Trillion On Fossil Fuels We Can’t Afford To Burn

By Staff, Globalwitness.org -

Our analysis found that all production from new oil and gas fields – beyond those already in production or development – is incompatible with reaching the world’s climate goals. Yet the oil and [...]

Edinburgh Science Festival To Ban Fossil Fuel Firm Sponsorship Deals

By Brian Ferguson, Edinburghnews.scotsman.com -

Organisers of the Edinburgh Science Festival are to impose a blanket ban on sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies - claiming the oil and gas sector is “not moving fast enough” to meet [...]

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Enlisting Police To Crack Down On Protesters

By Sarah Lazare and Simon Davis-Cohen, Inthesetimes.com -

Researchers concluded in January that humanity has a hope, a 64 percent chance, of keeping the temperature rise below the international target of 1.5 degrees Celsius—if the phaseout of fossil [...]

Extinction Rebellion Calls On Edinburgh Science Festival To End Relationship With EDF Energy

By Sean Bell, Commonspace.scot -

This follows this week’s release of a new sponsorship policy by Edinburgh Science, the charity behind the Edinburgh Science Festival, which confirmed that it will now avoid accepting funds from [...]

U.S. Banks Dominate Fossil Fuel Funding

By Erik McGregor. -

Pete Sikora from NY Communities for Change spoke about the local pipeline fight against the Williams NESE Pipeline, that is part-funded by JP Morgan Chase, and Tom Ross, a local organizer with [...]

The Inevitable Death Of Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the city is scrapping plans for a multi-billion-dollar update to three natural gas power plants, instead choosing to invest in renewable energy [...]

Climate Crisis Requires Fundamental Social And Economic Changes

By Simon Pirani, Roarmag.org -

To end our fossil fuel addiction we need a fundamental technological change — but this cannot happen without changing our social and economic systems. The bad news about climate change keeps [...]

Controversial Pinelands Coal Plant To Shut Down Not Convert

By Staff, Insidernj.com -

Long Branch, NJ — Clean Water Action sang the praises of today’s overnight news that the owner of the BL England (aka Beasley Point) power plant in Ocean City has decided to retire it instead of [...]

The Inevitable Death Of Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the city is scrapping plans for a multi-billion-dollar update to three natural gas power plants, instead choosing to invest in renewable energy [...]

How Militarization Impedes The Green New Deal

By Cameron Orr, People's World. -

Fighting for a Green New Deal in the United States will require uniting all popular forces against the main barriers to social and ecological progress. The Sunrise Movement, which has brought [...]

“Nutty” Begins 14-Day Sentence For Monopod Action Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

From March to May of last year, for 57 days, Nutty lived on a tiny cot atop a tall monopod, blocking MVP’s access to the top of so-called Peter’s Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. Today, [...]

King County Poised To Lock Out Fossil Fuels

By Eric de Place and Ahren Stroming, Sightline.org -

King County is poised to join the ranks of Northwest communities that are locking out coal, oil, and gas developments. Later this month, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove will introduce [...]

Industrial Agriculture, An Extraction Industry Like Fossil Fuels, A Growing Driver Of Climate Change

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

On his farm in southwestern Iowa, Seth Watkins plants several different crops and raises cattle. He controls erosion and water pollution by leaving some land permanently covered in native grass. [...]

More Than 600 Groups Tell Congress To Build Green Economy

By Friends of the Earth. -

Washington, D.C. – More than 600 environmental groups today called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pursue ambitious climate legislation that matches the scale and urgency of the climate [...]