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  • C: Rik Lander

    How UK Gov. Is Spinning Pro-Shale Science in the Media

    As the UK’s fledgling shale industry lurches from crisis after crisis concerning public acceptability and causing repeated small earthquakes, the UK Government last month appointed what it termed an independent “Shale Gas Commissioner” whose job it is to listen to the concerns of local residents
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    Korea’s Coal Finance: Polluting the World

    The twin challenges of air pollution and climate change demand a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, and a particularly rapid phase-out of coal-fired power plants. Despite this, the Korean government continues to be among the biggest backers of coal-fired power plants around the world.
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    The IEA Comes Up Short on Climate (Again)

    Today’s release of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 marked another missed opportunity for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to provide a roadmap to Paris success.
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    Wildfires Cause Californian Air Quality Crisis

    The most devastating wildfires in Californian history are not only ripping through forests and communities but are also causing a wider public health crisis due to polluted air and unhealthy smoke from the burning.
  • C: U.S. Forest Service

    Paradise Lost

    As the deadliest wild-fires ever to hit California continue to rage, an estimated 31 people are known to have died, with over 200 still missing. Some 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes. As California once again reels from wildfires, many are warning that this is climate change in action.
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa

    Of Memory and Power

    Remembering past struggles against oil: Ida Tarbell, Mohammed Mosaddegh and Ken Saro-Wiwa.
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    The No Fossil Fuel Money caucus in Congress more than doubled this week

    In a sign of things to come, the number of Congress members who've signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge has now more than doubled. Over 30 Members of Congress have now pledged to reject all contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries, with some races still to be called that could increase that number even further.
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    BP’s Blatant Climate Hypocrisy on Show As it “Buys” Vote to Defeat Carbon Tax

    As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week.
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    New Report: African Development Bank Falls Short on Clean Energy Access

    As the African Development Bank (AfDB) kicks off its first-ever Africa Investment Forum in South Africa, a new report finds that the AfDB’s own support for the most cost-effective energy access solutions lags far behind what is needed – in contrast to its world-leading pledge to scale up energy access on the continent.
  • C: @robin_loznak and 350.org

    Supreme Court Refuses to Block #YouthvGov Climate Lawsuit

    As America goes to the polls today, there are early indications that young people are voting in record numbers.
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