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Taxpayers shouldn't foot bill for climate change alone
On Thursday, May 24th, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard arguments on a motion to dismiss a pioneering lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Oakland against oil and gas producers like ExxonMobil, Shell, and others, seeking to recover the massive costs of adapting to
Keeping fossil fuels in the ground is the only way to save polar bears ravaged by climate change
Our hope a decade ago was that the listing would help spur swift and aggressive action to curb fossil fuel pollution, the largest climate culprit. The science was clear: Keeping the vast majority of the world’s fossil fuels in the ground is critical not only to save the polar bear, but to preserve a
Photos: How climate change has transformed the Himalayas in Nepal over one decade
The Manang valley lies close to the Nepal-Tibet border, at an altitude of over 3,500 metres. It is surrounded by the majestic snow capped mountains of theAnnapurna massif. Most of theAnnapurna circuit, one of the world’s most famous trekking trails, lies in the Manang valley. Due to rising temperatu
EPA cooperated with group that dismisses climate change, emails show
John Konkus, EPA's deputy associate administrator for public affairs, repeatedly reached out to senior staffers at the Heartland Institute, according to the emails.
Senior EPA officials collaborated with climate change denial group, emails show
An EPA spokesperson said Scott Pruitt and its top officials had met with groups known for campaigning against climate-changing emissions. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisse
Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland
On May 24th, the line outside of Courtroom 12 at the United States District Court in San Francisco was dense enough that two lawyers behind me worried they wouldn’t get seats. So, they jumped ahead in the line to witness the latest volley inSan Francisco and Oakland’s fight against the fossil fuel i
NAACP declares climate change a civil rights issue
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A federal judge in a climate change lawsuit is forcing oil companies to cough up internal documents
The suits, filed by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, are seeking damages from BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and ConocoPhillips to pay for seawalls and other infrastructure to deal with the impacts of climate change. They’re significant in part because they involve uncharted legal territor
After attempts at censorship, National Park Service finally releases climate change report
Confederate cannon balls plunged into the brick walls of Fort Sumter at the outset of the Civil War, forcing Union troops to surrender. A century and a half later, surging storm waters are now the modern threat to the South Carolina national monument. Storm-swollen seas can flood the coastal garriso
Judge wants more info from big oil companies in climate change lawsuits
A federal judge yesterday said heneeded more informationbefore deciding whether to dismiss lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland alleging that Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A,RDS.B),BPand ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) should pay to protect residents fro
Britain once led the world in fighting climate change. We should reclaim that mantle
Welcome to Refresh – a series of comment pieces by young people, for young people, to provide a free-market response to Britain's biggest issues
Analysis | The Energy 202: A bunch of House Republicans say they’re serious about climate change. Do they mean it?
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) right, stands with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) discussing the GOP tax agenda during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Climate Change Judge's Homework: Was Industrialization Worth It?
The filings will follow almost three-hours of proceedings on Thursday in a San Francisco federal court, where the cities and the world’s biggest oil companies sparred over lawsuits seeking payment for infrastructure to protect against rising sea levels. Alsup, who’s weighing a dismissal bid by defen
Chicxulub Asteroid: How Much Climate Change Did the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Cause?
If you want to learn about themassive asteroid impactthat triggered the extinction of dinosaurs, you might reach for dinosaur fossils. Or, it turns out, you could turn to a rather more humble form of scientific evidence: fish bones, teeth and scales each as small as a grain of sand.That’s the approa
Fighting climate change could save the world trillions of dollars
On the White House lawn in June 2017, President Donald Trumpannouncedthat "we're getting out," referring to his plan to pull the U.S. out of the historic Paris climate agreement — a deal he considers bad for the American economy.
Families take EU to court over climate change
Families from eight countries are suing the European Union (EU) for failing to adequately protect them from climate change.The claim, nicknamed the "People's Climate Case", is the first of its kind to be brought against the EU.The families say climate change is infringing on their fundamental human
Climate change has left some weasels with mismatched camouflage
The scientists behind the study looked at two subspecies of the rather charmingly named “least weasel”,Mustela nivalis nivalis, which does change its colour in the winter, andMustela nivalis vulgaris, which does not. Both species live in Białowieża, an ancient relic of thevast primeval forestthat on
Climate change: The families taking the EU to task
"These last 15 years there have been climate complications unlike any we have seen before -- micro tornados, torrential rains of 120 millimetres (4.7 inches) in two hours, and last year a five-month drought that really damaged our plantation," 72-year-old Maurice Feschet told AFP.
NASA head: ‘No reason to doubt’ climate change science
Jim Bridenstine, the Trump administration’s newly installed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) head, said on Wednesday that he now believes human activity is the main cause of climate change.
EU taken to court by families in 'People's Climate Case' over inadequate 2030 emissions target
A group of families from around the world have banded together to take the European Union to court over its failure to protect them from climate change. They have called the current emissions target inadequate, as they say it will allow high levels of these harmful greenhouse gases to continue until