United States

Health professionals urge authorities to fight pollution & unmask cities

Air pollution is driving a global public health crisis. It is responsible for one in nine deaths worldwide, and touches everyone given 92% of the human race live in places that do not meet World Health Organisation guidelines. As it...

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People around the world to march for climate science

This Saturday, scientists and their supporters are marching around the world, to defend those who strive to further scientific understanding, in a mass mobilisation that will protest Donald Trump’s attacks on science, attacks that a...

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Trump’s war on regs not easy with peoples’ climate concerns

President Trump has ordered a review of U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards as part of an ongoing attack on everything his predecessor did to reduce emissions and address climate change including, according to Bloomberg, removing...

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World waits for Trump’s climate assault as coal slumps and solar soars

White House leaks have revealed President Trump’s likely budget cuts to climate regulations and science, including plans to cancel auto efficiency standards and cut energy efficiency programs. However, it appears that Trump’s effort...

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EPA budget & water rule in Trump’s sights as denial rules the Hill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been in Trump’s sights this week, after he signed an Executive Order dismantling Obama’s “water rule” and reports confirm he plans to cut the agency’s budget by as much as one fifth, lay...

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Renewables gain market share & create jobs as oil & coal struggle

Renewable energy appears unstoppable, with two US states introducing 100 percent renewable energy legislation, the solar industry reporting strong job growth and record solar power installations, and batteries attracting big investo...

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Attacks on the EPA increase, as cronyism continues, but while solar jobs soar

President Trump’s nomination for head of the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, known for his climate denial and fossil fuel connections, is facing strong opposition ahead of his Senate confirmation: he has been hit with a...

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Ignoring climate facts, undermining science & attacking media hurts democracy

This week’s attempts by the Trump administration to hide the reality of climate change reveals the undemocratic, self-serving motivations held by the new US Commander-in-Chief and the party he leads. In a matter of days the inexperi...

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Temperature records smashed as Trump takes office

As Donald Trump prepared to deliver the Presidential inauguration speech and lead his team of fossil fuel cronies into the White House, NASA, NOAA, the World Meteorological Organisation and the MET Office announced that 2016 was the...

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Trump’s top diplomat and oil man grilled over conflict of interest

The repute of Donald Trump’s cabinet is being tested in the U.S. Senate today as his nominee for Secretary of State, former oil executive Rex Tillerson, is facing a review amidst widespread, bipartisan concerns over conflict of inte...

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Swamp becomes Trump-mire with fossil cronies parachuted into key roles

Instead of draining the swamp as promised, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is doing the opposite, appointing powerful fossil fuel executives and dirty energy cheerleaders to top posts within his cabinet. Trump is filling the swamp...

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Accelerating clean economic transition only way to “make America great again”

Following one of the most divisive and controversial Presidential election campaigns in US history, the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump has rocked markets and audiences around the world. A chorus of business experts, he...

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‘Three Amigos’ cement commitments to slash emissions

The US, Canada and Mexico are taking climate-friendly strides as they agree to slash harmful emissions. US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met in Ottawa this w...

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Californians grapple with another pipeline leak

Thousands of gallons of oil is at risk of leaking into the Pacific Ocean following a major pipeline burst in California Thursday. The pipeline, belonging to Californian oil company Aera Energy, was carrying crude through the coastal...

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Exxon forced into climate resolution by shareholders

After half a century of knowing about, but actively denying the reality of global warming, investors have warned Exxon to “change or die.” The oil giant was forced into its first-ever climate resolution by shareholders yesterday dur...

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Exxon targets attorneys general who dare to look into its climate shenanigans

A number of state attorneys general are being counter-investigated by ExxonMobil for looking into the oil giant’s bogus climate change research. Exxon, who has been facing legal scrutiny since last November for making statements tha...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as Break Free rolls into North America

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, Break Free 2016 is now about to hit full stride the Unites States and Canada. These public demonstrations zero-in on some of the world’s most dangerous...

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Reality of climate change sinks in across party lines, say researchers

The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of Republicans heading to the polls this year believe that global warming is a threat. The survey, issued by researchers at Yale and George Mason u...

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White House weighs in on health risks of climate change

Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to US federal researchers. In a new report, the US Global Climate Change Research Program shows the strong correlations between global warming and the p...

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Health benefits surge as US clean tech soars

As renewable jobs skyrocket in the US, so do their immense health benefits. According to a recent report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, the clean energy industry currently employs more than 2.5 million Americans in sectors like e...

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