Exxon, Chevron, BP and others called to testify on climate disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.
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Wanted: Your spare room for global visitors to Glasgow’s climate summit

Locals in the host city of Glasgow are being asked to offer a warm welcome to indigenous delegates visiting for Cop26.

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Climate

Maine will make companies pay for recycling. Here’s how it works.

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
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Climate

‘We’re going after creatives that greenwash fossil fuels’: the group targeting ad agencies

Jamie Henn, the founder of Fossil Fuel Free Media, on how advertising agencies help legitimise the fossil fuel industry
Plastic Pollution

Building a more sustainable car, from headlamp to tailpipe

Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.
Toxics

Netherlands proposes radical plans to cut livestock numbers by almost a third

Dutch politicians are considering plans to force hundreds of farmers to sell up and cut livestock numbers, to reduce damaging ammonia pollution.

Climate

Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work

Climate policies commit us to a calamitous 2.9C of global heating, but catastrophic changes can occur at even 1.5C or 2C, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot.

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Climate

California Recall Vote Could Weaken the State’s Aggressive Climate Policies

Many Republicans vying to replace Newsom as governor want to roll back the state’s ambitious plans to cut planet-warming emissions, a change with nationwide implications.
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Toxics

Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What we know

Divers searching for the origin of a substantial oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — one of several spotted off Louisiana's coast after Hurricane Ida — have discovered three damaged pipelines near the leak, though murky conditions on the seafloor prevented the team from finding the source.

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Climate

Biden to visit Northeast flood zones as demand grows for climate action

The president will visit hard-hit areas in New York and New Jersey, as residents call for more serious action on climate change.
Climate

Australia warned climate crisis will ‘wreak havoc’ on economy if coal isn’t phased out

A senior UN official has warned the climate crisis will "wreak havoc" across the Australian economy if coal is not rapidly phased out, and joined those explicitly calling for the Morrison government to adopt more ambitious emissions reduction goals.

Toxics

The six problems aviation must fix to hit net zero

With passenger numbers growing and time to slash emissions dwindling fast, the aviation industry must tackle urgent stumbling blocks on fuel, frequent flyers and more.

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Climate

Overlapping disasters expose harsh climate reality: The US is not ready

The deadly flooding in the Northeast, on the heels of destruction from Louisiana to California, shows the limits of adapting to climate change. Experts say it will only get worse.
Justice

Climate change is bankrupting America’s small towns

Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
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Toxics

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause.

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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

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Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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