"ExxonMobil issued its first public statement that burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change in 2006, following years of denial. ... Yet behind closed doors, Exxon took a very different tack: Its executives strategized over how to diminish concerns about warming temperatures, and they sought to muddle scientific findings that might hurt its oil-and-gas business ... ."
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- Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/15/2023
"Increases in federal flood insurance premiums that are projected to surpass 700% over the coming years are already leading people to back out of home purchases and will likely lead to an exodus of residents and businesses from southern Louisiana, officials told a federal judge Thursday in New Orleans."Source: AP, 09/15/2023
"Global temperatures are hitting new highs as the planet warms, with July 2023 the hottest month ever recorded. Rising heat means more dangerous work environments - especially for those who spend a lot of time outside."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 09/15/2023
"A new report on toxic pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, health metrics and environmental justice indicators could guide investments to clean up heavy industry."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/15/2023
"Fireflies — whose shimmering, magical glows light up summer nights — are in trouble, threatened by habitat destruction, light pollution, and pesticide use. With 18 species now considered at risk of extinction in North America alone, recovery efforts are only just beginning."Source: YaleE360, 09/15/2023
"Earth is exceeding its “safe operating space for humanity” in six of nine key measurements of its health, and two of the remaining three are headed in the wrong direction, a new study said."Source: AP, 09/14/2023
"California lawmakers have passed a bill that would require large U.S.-based companies doing business in the Golden State to publicly disclose their annual greenhouse gas emissions — the first such requirement in the nation."Source: LA Times, 09/14/2023
"A new study from the World Bank tallies the staggering worldwide toll: 5.5 million deaths from heart diseases because of exposure to lead in 2019 alone." "Contamination from battery recyclers, tainted cookware, and fertilizers could be contributing to the health crisis."Source: Grist, 09/14/2023
"Expanded development on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, viewed as a climate refuge, is encroaching on prime wildlife habitat. As big cats find it harder to avoid people, many are winding up dead."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/14/2023
"Registered dietitians are being paid to post videos that promote diet soda, sugar and supplements on Instagram and TikTok".Source: Washington Post, 09/14/2023
"A looming auto industry strike could test the president’s commitment to making electric vehicles a source of well-paying union jobs."Source: NYTimes, 09/14/2023
"Series sponsored by organisations including coal and gas companies features ‘incorrect’ claims on ‘green gas’ and context missing on carbon capture technology".Source: Guardian, 09/14/2023
"The plant will inject 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ground each year – but is it just greenwashing from big oil?"Source: Guardian, 09/14/2023
"Pumped storage hydropower is the greenest renewable energy technology for large-scale energy storage, a new study suggests."Source: OPB, 09/14/2023
"On certain nights, behind some of your favorite restaurants, roving groups of dog owners set their posse of pooches loose on urban rodents".Source: Washington Post, 09/14/2023