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    ‘Short-Term Folly’: U.S. Adds 38 Percent More Oil and Gas Rigs

    ‘Short-Term Folly’: U.S. Adds 38 Percent More Oil and Gas Rigs

    By John R. Platt The number of oil and gas rigs in the U.S. has increased an astonishing 38 percent over the past year. That’s according to S&P Global Platts Analytics, which reported this week that the country had 1,070 rigs at the end of January, up from just 773 a year earlier. Experts expressed […]

    Sanders to Trump and Koch Brothers: ‘Fossil Fuels’ Days Are Numbered’

    Sanders to Trump and Koch Brothers: ‘Fossil Fuels’ Days Are Numbered’

    On Jan. 31—the day after President Trump‘s State of the Union address which lauded “beautiful clean coal” and completely ignored climate change—environmental activists gathered in Washington, DC to launch a new campaign to combat fossil fuel development and drive forward a renewable energy revolution from the ground up. “Fossil Free U.S.” is a grassroots strategy […]

    A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018

    A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018

    By Jamie Henn Let’s talk for a moment about how the climate movement is going to fight back in 2018. But first, a public service announcement. This Jan. 31, movement leaders like the one-and-only Bernie Sanders, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Jacqueline Patterson of the NAACP, and more, […]

    Our Favorite Environmental Journalism of 2017

    Our Favorite Environmental Journalism of 2017

    By Joe Sandler Clarke and Unearthed reporters From the finest American journalism chronicling the worst excesses of the Trump administration to international stories showing the impact of climate change on the developing world, here are the stories we wish we had written this year. On our changing climate Alaska’s permafrost is no longer permanent – […]

    Definers Public Affairs, Group Known for Stalking and Harassing Climate Advocates, Hired by EPA to Run Media War Room

    Definers Public Affairs, Group Known for Stalking and Harassing Climate Advocates, Hired by EPA to Run Media War Room

    By Graham Readfearn A Republican-aligned research group with links to a campaign to stalk and intimidate environmental groups, journalists and campaigners has been handed a $120,000 contract to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shape its media coverage. Virginia-based Definers Public Affairs was given the 12-month “no bid” contract to provide “news analysis and […]

    World’s Biggest Investment Fund Considers Divesting From Fossil Fuels

    World’s Biggest Investment Fund Considers Divesting From Fossil Fuels

    By Julia Conley Environmental advocates on Thursday applauded the latest organization to shift away from continued support of the fossil fuel industry—Norway’s national bank. In a move 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben called “astonishing,” Norges Bank, which oversees the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, advised the Norwegian government to dump all of its shares in oil […]