It is well documented that major oil and gas companies have known about the dangers of the climate crisis since the late 1970s, yet chose to double-down on their existing business models and fund climate denial. Now, new internal documents subpoenaed as part of a House Committee on Oversight and Reform investigation reveal how the […]
London band Coldplay, who have been playing music together for more than two decades, have been dubbed “useful idiots for greenwashing” for partnering with Neste, a Finnish oil company, to cut the band’s touring emissions in half, reported The Guardian.
The energy industry has come a long way in recent years, backed by breakneck efforts to cut carbon emissions in the energy sector. As awareness surrounding the economic benefits of solar and similar renewables continues to spread, entrepreneurs and business owners alike are looking to take advantage of the enormous emerging financial opportunity that the […]
In December of last year, YouTuber Niko Omilana shot a video called Behind the Bucket, appearing to show happy birds at a farm that sells chickens to KFC. The video, shared on Twitter by media site Joe, shows the chickens wandering freely in a well-heated shed filled with straw and enrichment activities including a swing.
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist who has been challenging the world to take immediate action to help mitigate the climate crisis since she was 15, has a new book coming out this fall — The Climate Book — featuring more than 100 contributors, from novelist Margaret Atwood to scientist Katharine Hayhoe and social activist […]
Several cities, regions and companies have made commitments to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in order to combat the climate crisis, but how do we know they will actually follow through? In response to this question, the UN’s leader announced a new panel of experts Thursday to set robust and straightforward standards for net-zero pledges […]
The EU is taking steps to crack down on fast fashion. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, proposed new rules Wednesday that would set mandatory minimums for recycled textiles by 2030 and other changes geared towards replacing throwaway culture with a circular economy. “We want sustainable products to become the norm,” commission Vice President […]
Greenwashing accusations leveled against four major oil companies that claim they are actively transitioning to clean energy are valid, according to a comprehensive new study. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, found that the actions of BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell didn’t match their promises. Researchers examined data from 2009 to 2020 for […]
By Nick Cunningham From coining “clean coal” to “carbon footprint,” public relations firms have been instrumental in shaping the public discourse around climate and energy policy, and as a new study underlines, their powerful efforts have flown under the radar for too long. PR firms have played a key role in obstructing action on climate […]