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Exxon oil company blames individuals for climate change, Harvard study finds

A new study reveals how the oil company used "cutting-edge propaganda" to focus on fossil fuel consumption.
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A U.S. Virgin Islands oil refinery had yet another accident. Residents are demanding answers

A recent chemical release from the Limetree Bay refinery forced schools to close for the second time in less than a month, but details on the incident remain fuzzy.

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Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

Representative Danny McCormick, a Republican, introduced a bill at the Louisiana capitol last week that would protect oil companies and not residents in his district who have to breathe in that air.

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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists
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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis.

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Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says

Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report.

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As glaciers disappear in Alaska, the rest of the world’s ice follows

Mountain glacier melt contributes more than a quarter of extra volume to the world's oceans, disrupting ancient cycles of creation.

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China's fuel clampdown curbs its LCO imports, Korean refiners to suffer

China's imports of the cheaper but more pollutive diesel blending fuel nearly doubled to record levels in 2020, but a clampdown in top oil consuming Guangdong province has curbed demand.

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‘A great deception’: Oil giants taken to task over ‘greenwash’ ads

Some of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies have used advertising to "greenwash" their ongoing contribution to the climate crisis, according to files published by the environmental lawyers ClientEarth. They describe the practice as "a great deception".

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Competition heats up in the melting Arctic, and the US isn't prepared to counter Russia

Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It's also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the US can do about it now.
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Shell calls on investors to vote for its new climate strategy

Royal Dutch Shell has urged investors to vote for its strategy to shift the business towards cleaner energy sources, despite warnings that the plan does not go far enough to meet the Paris climate agreement goals.

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How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone

Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?
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Women protest Niger Delta oil pollution

After decades of oil pollution, women especially have suffered the consequences of serious pollution, and the health problems associated with it. But they are now leading the movement to change that.

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The Delaware River Basin paradox: Why fracking is so hard to quit

In late February, the Delaware River Basin Commission made a historic announcement: It banned hydraulic fracturing in the basin, a 13,539-square-mile area that supplies some 17 million people with drinking water.

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‘We cannot drink oil’: Campaigners condemn east African pipeline project

Activists have accused French and Chinese oil firms of ignoring huge environmental risks after the signing of accords on the controversial construction of a £2.5bn oil pipeline.

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Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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