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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

Big businesses appear at Miami summit to show progress on sustainability
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Source: The Guardian

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Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market
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Source: The Guardian

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Amnesty calls for criminal investigation into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Rights group publishes full evidence review, including statements alleging Shell managed undercover police unit in 1990s after its operations ended in Ogoniland.
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Source: The Guardian

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
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Source: The Guardian

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‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time?

The company’s decline is readily apparent – but if the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money
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via ‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time? | US news | The Guardian.

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Conservative billionaire Koch brothers give $650m to help Meredith buy Time

Texans will not get a say in editorial decisions, says media company Meredith, as it hails ‘transformative’ deal to merge magazine stables.
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Source: The Guardian

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How your electric car could be ‘a virtual power station’

If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from?
Source: BBC

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ANWR Drilling May Be Allowed In Senate Tax Bill

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
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‘My eyes are burning’: Delhi holds half marathon despite pollution warning

Around 35,000 brave runners registered for the race after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels.
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Source: The Guardian

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
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Source: The Guardian

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How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says

“It’s not too late to protect Nebraska’s families, farms, and communities from paying the same price,” a conservation group says.

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
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GOP Congressman Says Nature Has A Way Of Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills

Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only “a drop or two here and there.”

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Lawmakers Are Again Fighting Over Drilling In The Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

“To suggest that we would despoil our environment for short-term gain is offensive,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a supporter of the drilling, said during a hearing Thursday.

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Source: BBC News

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Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

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Utilities Knew About Climate Change Back In 1968 And Still Battled The Science

Oil giants like Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell aren’t the only corporations that understood what was happening to the climate decades ago and covered that knowledge up.

Source: Utilities Knew About Climate Change Back In 1968 And Still Battled The Science

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France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced.
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