Fossil Fuels

tech-science

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Obama's Historic Climate Change Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been replaced by a new rule that sucks up to fossil fuels.
Sarah Emerson
a day ago
emissions

US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 to Their Highest Levels in Eight Years

A new report estimates that American carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, due to Trump's policies, cold spells, and economic growth.
Becky Ferreira
1.8.19
climate change

Global Carbon Emissions Are Predicted to Hit Record High in 2018

A new report from the Global Carbon Project anticipates an unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide emissions around the world.
Sarah Emerson
12.5.18
FRACKING

The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover

A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Sarah Emerson
11.16.18
Motherboard

Air Pollution Killed 600,000 Children in 2016, According to WHO Report

The World Health Organization found that 1.8 billion people under 15 are at risk of respiratory infections due to contaminated air.
Becky Ferreira
10.29.18
climate change

New York Sues ExxonMobil for Allegedly Defrauding Investors About Climate Change

NY AG Barbara Underwood said the oil and gas company’s leadership, including former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, knew about this pattern of fraud for several years.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.18
energy

Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
Big Oil Lawsuit

Federal Judge Says Courts Can't Hold Oil Companies Responsible for Destroying the Planet

US District Judge William Alsup called the courts an inappropriate venue for dealing with the issue of climate change.
Sarah Emerson
6.27.18
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We Find Out How Renewable Energy Could Finally Overtake Fossil Fuels

Experts are banking on solar and hydrogen fuel as the future of green energy, but it might not be an easy ride.
Theo Gibson
3.20.18
Rise Up

US Cities are Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry to Stop Irreparable Climate Change Damage

As the Trump administration continues to fawn over the fossil fuel industry rather that job-creating renewable energy, local proponents in New York and California are looking for ways to take up the fight in court.
Meg Charlton
2.16.18
Livable Planet

Washington DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water is Threatened by New Fracking Pipeline

A new pipeline would carry fracked gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia under the Potomac River, a source of drinking water for around 6 million people, and much of the nation's capital.
Jessica Rohan
1.9.18
Fossil Fuels

Trump Wants to Open Nearly All US Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration unveiled an unprecedented blueprint for expanding oil and gas drilling in fragile waters.
Sarah Emerson
1.4.18
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