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    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Three of the world’s largest meat producers emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than France, putting them on par with oil companies such as ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, a recent study found. GRAIN, a non-profit organization, collaborated with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Heinrich Böll Foundation to estimate the greenhouse emissions […]

    U.S. People’s Delegation Takes on Trump Administration at COP23

    U.S. People’s Delegation Takes on Trump Administration at COP23

    Community and grassroots leaders from the U.S. on Tuesday announced their platform at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23). The “U.S. People’s Delegation” is attending to counter the Trump administration’s fossil fuel agenda and to hold U.S. states, cities, businesses and the public accountable to climate action commitments. The platform includes youth, Indigenous peoples, […]

    Paradise Papers Reveal Toxic Mix of Tax Havens, Oil and Trump’s Top Aides

    Paradise Papers Reveal Toxic Mix of Tax Havens, Oil and Trump’s Top Aides

    By Andy Rowell On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), working with dozens of media partners around the world, published the results of a huge global investigation into the use of tax havens. The results of the investigation, based on the leak of 13.4 million files from two offshore service providers and 19 […]

    ‘Disappointing, Backwards Step’: Critics Blast U.S. Exit From Global Oil, Gas Anti-Corruption Effort

    ‘Disappointing, Backwards Step’: Critics Blast U.S. Exit From Global Oil, Gas Anti-Corruption Effort

    The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international anti-corruption initiative that requires member nations to report their oil, gas and mineral revenues, and for such extractive companies to report payments made to obtain these publicly owned natural resources. The EITI Standard is implemented in about 50 countries around the […]

    Exxon Settles Air Pollution Lawsuit, Will Pay $2.5 Million in Fines, $300 Million for Technology Upgrades

    Exxon Settles Air Pollution Lawsuit, Will Pay $2.5 Million in Fines, $300 Million for Technology Upgrades

    Exxon will pay millions to upgrade eight Gulf-area plants in a major settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The oil giant’s agreement to pay $300 million to outfit oil and gas plants in Texas and Louisiana with pollution-control technology follows allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act by releasing […]