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A large excavator digging for lignite (brown-coal) in an open cast mine in Germany. claffra / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Brett Wilkins

A new report published Wednesday by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's authors argue are merely a dangerous form of greenwashing that should be eschewed in favor of Real Zero policies based on meaningful, near-term commitments to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

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An activist holds a "Stop Ecocide" placard outside the Science Museum in South Kensington, London, UK on May 19, 2021. Protesters and scientists gathered inside and outside the museum to demonstrate against oil giant Shell's sponsorship of the Our Future Planet climate change exhibition. Vuk Valcic / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a court of law has held a private company responsible for its contributions to the climate crisis.

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Best Period Underwear of 2022: 6 Sustainable Options

Switching to period panties doesn't have to be messy.

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Yulia Lisitsa / Getty Images

When your time of the month comes unexpectedly and you have to rush to the store, tampons, pads and panty liners are the majority of what you traditionally find when looking in the menstrual hygiene aisle. Recently, period underwear has risen in popularity to prevent the unnecessary waste that comes from using these products.

Period panties are a newer form of menstrual care that can both replace the need for disposable hygiene products and be a solution for preventing messy leaks. They're an ecologically smart alternative to single-use period products and a great long-term investment for those who want a more comfortable and easier menstrual solution.

Every person and menstrual cycle is unique. In this article, we'll explain the benefits of period underwear and help you find what type of underwear is perfect for you.

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An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico at Port Fourchon in Louisiana. MARK RALSTON / AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration went through with the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history Wednesday.

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Am ExxonMobil operation near Chicago, Illinois in 2014. Richard Hurd / CC BY 2.0

By Sharon Kelly

What's the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil's flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming?

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By Rich Collett-White and Rachel Sherrington

Fossil fuel companies could face legal challenges over their misleading advertising, after a DeSmog investigation uncovered the extent of their "greenwashing."

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By Jessica Corbett

A crude oil spill at a Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas City outside of Houston on Wednesday — just the latest in a series of recent leaks — sparked fresh calls for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

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'The nation's worst polluters managed to evade accountability and scrutiny for decades as they helped the fossil fuel industry destroy our planet.' Illustration: Jason Goad / The Guardian

By Georgia Wright, Liat Olenick and Amy Westervelt

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

For too long, Americans were fed a false narrative that they should feel individually guilty about the climate crisis. The reality is that only a handful of powerful individuals bear the personal responsibility.

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A gas flare burns in the Permian Basin in Texas. Bronte Wittpenn / Bloomberg Creative Photos / Getty Images

Royal Dutch Shell's sale of all its Permian Basin fracking assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion may reduce the company's emissions on paper, but nowhere else, experts say.

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Talbert Marsh and Huntington State Beach after a major oil spill, on Oct. 4, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The devastating oil spill that spewed at least 126,000 gallons off the Southern California coast this weekend has highlighted the dangers of oil extraction.

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A flare stack next to pump jacks and other oil and gas infrastructure on April 24, 2020 in the Permian Basin near Odessa, Texas. PAUL RATJE / AFP via Getty Images

Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it was selling its oil and gas production in Texas's Permian Basin to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash.

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Climate activists with Stop the Money Pipeline demonstrate in midtown Manhattan on March 3, 2021. Erik McGregor / LightRocket via Getty Images

By Jessica Corbett

"The boardrooms of the world's largest banks are polluted to the core... How are we ever meant to stop the climate crisis if the world's most powerful decision-makers are in bed with the companies behind the wheel!?"

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, on April 25, 2020. ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images

Fossil fuel companies got billions in tax breaks and laid off more than 58,000 workers last year, a report from BailoutWatch found.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
A large excavator digging for lignite (brown-coal) in an open cast mine in Germany. claffra / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Brett Wilkins

A new report published Wednesday by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's authors argue are merely a dangerous form of greenwashing that should be eschewed in favor of Real Zero policies based on meaningful, near-term commitments to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
An activist holds a "Stop Ecocide" placard outside the Science Museum in South Kensington, London, UK on May 19, 2021. Protesters and scientists gathered inside and outside the museum to demonstrate against oil giant Shell's sponsorship of the Our Future Planet climate change exhibition. Vuk Valcic / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a court of law has held a private company responsible for its contributions to the climate crisis.

Read More Show Less
Best Period Underwear of 2022: 6 Sustainable Options

Switching to period panties doesn't have to be messy.

Reviews
Yulia Lisitsa / Getty Images

When your time of the month comes unexpectedly and you have to rush to the store, tampons, pads and panty liners are the majority of what you traditionally find when looking in the menstrual hygiene aisle. Recently, period underwear has risen in popularity to prevent the unnecessary waste that comes from using these products.

Period panties are a newer form of menstrual care that can both replace the need for disposable hygiene products and be a solution for preventing messy leaks. They're an ecologically smart alternative to single-use period products and a great long-term investment for those who want a more comfortable and easier menstrual solution.

Every person and menstrual cycle is unique. In this article, we'll explain the benefits of period underwear and help you find what type of underwear is perfect for you.

Read More Show Less
An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico at Port Fourchon in Louisiana. MARK RALSTON / AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration went through with the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history Wednesday.

Read More Show Less
Trending
Am ExxonMobil operation near Chicago, Illinois in 2014. Richard Hurd / CC BY 2.0

By Sharon Kelly

What's the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil's flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming?

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