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Tim Flannery: The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change

Increasingly, many experts are viewing 2021, and specifically the UN climate change conference to be held in Glasgow late that year, as humanity's last chance to avoid an environmental apocalypse. If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is now.

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EU carbon market's free handouts are impeding climate action, auditors say

The European Union should change the way it hands out free pollution permits in the bloc's carbon market, which is failing to bring about deep cuts in emissions.

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U.S. judge approves revised EPA Harley-Davidson emissions settlement

A U.S. judge approved a revised settlement with Harley-Davidson Inc over excess emissions that dropped a requirement that it spend $3 million to reduce air pollution.

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Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

On the campaign trail two years ago, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to meet Mexico's commitments on combating global warming and discussed moving the oil-producing nation away from fossil fuels with leading environmentalists, like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
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China's energy giants tiptoe into renewables

China's state energy producers outlined initiatives to develop hydrogen and wind power after their earnings slumped along with the oil price in the first half but their renewables projects could take years to materialise.
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Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Trump administration rule seeks to make drilling easier in national forests

Proposal would eliminate key environmental reviews and public notice requirements, according to environmental advocates
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Mexico's Pemex tests limits of investor influence on climate change

At a time when oil production is at historic lows, lenders who want Mexican oil giant Pemex to adapt to climate change are struggling to be heard.
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Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study

Only one in 10 of the world's electric utility companies are prioritising investment in clean renewable energy over growing their capacity of fossil fuel power plants, according to research from the University of Oxford.

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“False hope" or four more years? Ohio Valley stakeholders reflect on Trump energy policy

Donald Trump highlighted coal miners in his 2016 victory as he promised to bring coal back. Four years later, mining jobs are at a historic low.
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How Trump's assault on bird law could backfire on industry

A federal judge's ruling earlier this month on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act could have implications for Trump's "energy dominance" agenda, including a massive pending oil project in Wyoming.
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Australia's Chief Scientist is wrong on gas, say leading experts

Scientists have taken the rare step of speaking out about the Chief Scientist's support for the use of gas as a transition fuel to a cleaner energy system.
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Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the loss
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Revealed: How the gas industry is waging war against climate action

When progressive Seattle decided last year to wipe out its climate pollution within the decade, the city council vote in favor was unsurprisingly unanimous, and the easiest first step on that path was clear.

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In the run-up to U.S. election, drilling lobby promotes natural gas as 'clean'

America's biggest oil and gas lobby group is ramping up its advertising spending ahead of the November election to persuade voters that natural gas is a climate-friendly fuel, according to ad buying data.
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