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    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Climate campaigners are celebrating a “death blow” to a controversial UK oil exploration project after Shell announced it would no longer participate. The fossil-fuel giant was set to explore the Cambo oilfield to the west of Shetland, but pulled out Thursday night, The Press and Journal reported. “This really should be the deathblow for Cambo,” […]

    Gasoline Suspected in Water Supply of Canada’s Northernmost Capital

    Gasoline Suspected in Water Supply of Canada’s Northernmost Capital

    Canada’s northernmost capital has declared a local state of emergency because of suspected gasoline contamination in the water supply. Residents of Iqaluit, the capital of the Arctic territory of Nunavut, have been warned not to drink, boil or cook with the city’s water. “Due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons at the Iqaluit water treatment […]

    In Sign of Climate Pressure, Royal Dutch Shell Sells Permian Basin Holdings

    In Sign of Climate Pressure, Royal Dutch Shell Sells Permian Basin Holdings

    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. The move reflects pressure on European fossil fuel companies like the Netherlands-based Shell to shift towards cleaner sources of energy in response to the climate crisis, The New York Times reported. […]