Fossil Fuels

tech-power

The Site of One of the Largest US Oil Refineries Is on Fire

A petrochemical facility at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas complex burst into flames on Wednesday.
Sarah Emerson
7.31.19
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President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been replaced by a new rule that sucks up to fossil fuels.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
6.19.19
Fossil Fuels

British Lawmakers Urge Pullout From Foreign Fossil Fuel Projects

The U.K. spends billions of dollars helping its companies win oil contracts abroad. A new report says that has to stop.
Tim Marcin
6.10.19
FRACKING

U.S. Natural Gas Is Now “Freedom Gas" for Some Dumb Reason

Alex Lubben
5.29.19
climate change

Jay Inslee Unveils Serious Climate Change Plan Days After Blasting Beto's

The Washington governor running for 2020 just mapped out a fairly detailed proposal
Rex Santus
5.3.19
Coal

PHOTOS: We went underground with some of Spain’s last coal miners

La Escondida remains the last functioning coal mine in El Bierzo, a region scattered with shuttered mines, in the far north of Spain.
Agnes Walton
1.31.19
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
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