Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, are suing Shell and other fossil fuel […]

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban new oil and methane gas drilling, and phase out existing wells within 20 years. The ordinance is a major victory for communities — disproportionately communities of color essentially forced to live in sacrifice zones — who have long suffered from decades of carcinogenic pollution released by […]

    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    A new report by the World Bank has found that as climate change continues to cause India’s temperatures to rise, there is the possibility of a $1.6 trillion investment opportunity in progressive green energy technologies by 2040. Alternative cooling technologies could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerably, as well as create almost 3.7 million jobs, […]