United States

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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Break Free 2016 builds on momentum, ushering in the next string of climate actions

Spring has sprung, and so has pressure from protesters who are demanding that leaders deliver on climate commitments.  Yesterday, hundreds of activists interrupted a federal oil and gas lease sale in New Orleans – a city that ...

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Obama and Trudeau join forces to move their countries ahead of the climate curve

The US and Canada have taken strong strides towards creating a low carbon economy, cementing a number of climate-friendly agreements today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who is in Washington this week for the first official ...

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Mayors call for climate to make TV waves during presidential debates in Florida

Florida mayors are pleading with TV moderators to press presidential candidates on climate issues during primary debates in the Sunshine State this week. In an open letter, 21 bipartisan mayors demanded that debate moderators  raise...

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Solar poised to claim top spot for new energy in the US

As fortunes fade for fossil fuels, solar power is on it’s way to becoming the top new energy source in the US, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration.Solar projects are expected to generate about 9.5 gig...

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Californians seek “new normal” and accountability following methane crisis

A natural gas well that leaked over four months in California is finally under control, paving the way for the “road to recovery” and justice. The Aliso Canyon gas facility in Porter Ranch, California, just 30 miles from Los Angeles...

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