Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tag: fossil fuels

Record heatwave threatens 130 million Americans as climate crisis escalates

"Both the record-breaking temperatures and the duration of heat present a clear and present danger, particularly for children, elders, people with disabilities, and people who work outside."

Climate activists in New England can finally celebrate ‘the end of...

Activists know better: Nonviolent direct action gets the goods.

Fossil fuel footprint: Corals reveal industrial pollution’s deep sea impact

New study uncovers historical pollutants from burning fossil fuels in Mediterranean corals, highlighting human influence on marine ecosystems.

LNG exports: Profit for speculators, cost for consumers and climate

"Record LNG exports drive up home heating prices for Americans, and line the pockets of fossil fuel CEOs."

Corporate promotion of carbon capture and storage contradicts science, study finds

Report shows oil and gas companies are spreading confusion over the science of climate change solutions, leading to “misguided” ideas behind CCS use.

California pension funds have billions invested in fossil fuel companies named...

The two funds are resisting pressure from legislators and activists to shed their gas and oil holdings.

Toxins from Marathon refinery fire leaked 15 hours before evacuation called

Documents reveal air monitoring detected carcinogens from burning petroleum; residents with respiratory issues file lawsuit.

Fossil fuel companies ask Hawaii Supreme Court to dismiss Honolulu’s climate...

Honolulu has sued Big Oil over the costs of adapting to weather extremes—including bigger fire risks.

Wealthiest 10% of Americans responsible for 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas...

“In this way, we could really incentivize the Americans who are driving and profiting the most from climate change to decarbonize their industries and investments."

Analysis details how Wall Street underwriting quietly funnels billions into fossil...

"Underwriting is a huge missing piece of net-zero transition plans, allowing big U.S. banks to continue to help fossil fuel companies raise billions of dollars with limited scrutiny," said one campaigner.

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Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.

‘Largest IT outage in history’ causes global chaos: Flights grounded, hospitals and banks disrupted

As the global community grapples with the aftermath of what is being termed the largest IT outage in history, the focus remains on restoring normalcy and addressing the vulnerabilities exposed by this incident.

Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.

Billionaire-backed JD Vance claims working class support despite anti-labor record

Vance accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination with promises to champion the interests of everyday Americans.

Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.