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"Exxon: Charges Of Lying About Climate Change Are 'Preposterous'"

"ExxonMobil Corp. is fighting a subpoena request by the US Virgin Islands, which is claiming that the oil company could have violated the territory's anti-racketeering law by knowingly misleading the government and the public about the likelihood that its fossil fuel business impacted climate change and thus defrauding them. But Exxon vehemently opposes the notion that it knew about climate change before the rest of the world did."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/15/2016

Confirmation That Zika Causes Microcephaly Shifts Debate To Prevention

"After several weeks of study and debate, U.S. health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt U.S. lawmakers to fund emergency prevention efforts."

Source: Reuters, 04/14/2016

"Think Tank With Fossil-Fuel Ties Subpoenaed in AG's Climate Inquiry"

"The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank and one of the fossil fuel industry's most steadfast allies, disclosed on Thursday that the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is demanding to see records of the group's donors and activities involving climate policy."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/08/2016

Most Meteorologists Conclude Climate Change Is Real And Human-Caused

"Earth has witnessed its warmest two years on record, 2015 and 2014, over the last two years. At the same time, peer-reviewed studies have piled up demonstrating man’s influence on our climate. Meteorologists, who keep their hands on the pulse of what’s happening to the atmosphere, are taking notice.  While some, by their nature, are cautious about emerging scientific ideas and theories, new survey data reveal almost unanimous agreement that the climate is changing and a huge majority support the view that human activities are largely behind it.

Source: Wash Post, 03/25/2016

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