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By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS — a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat ...
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By Jack Ewing The New York Times Germany’s three largest carmakers colluded illegally to limit the effectiveness of their emissions technology, leading to higher levels of harmful diesel pollution, European antitrust authorities said Thursday. Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi divisions must pa...
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By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press NEW YORK » Exxon Mobil’s shareholders have voted to replace at least two of the company’s 12 board members with directors who are seen as better suited to fight climate change, bolster Exxon’s finances and guide it through a transition to cleaner energy. The re...
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Lululemon is making yoga pants to accompany our mindful habits with dirty coal powered electricity in Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. While the yoga pants maker is busy encouraging its customers to “live like your life depends on it,” Lululemon is putting the lives of its factory workers and the heal...
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Plaintiffs in the suit call the first instance of a judge ordering an oil giant to comply with the Paris climate agreement “a turning point in history.” By Kristoffer Tigue, Dan Gearino May 26, 2021 In a landmark ruling being hailed by climate activists as “game-changing,” a Dutch court...
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    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery’s outdated operating permits that allow air pollution. More than 150 ...
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    By Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londoño © The New York Times Co. RIO DE JANEIRO » As the Biden administration rallies the international community to curb global warming in a climate change summit meeting this week, Brazil is pledging to play a critical role, going as far as promisi...
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By Chris O’Meara and Adriana Gomez Licon The Associated Press PALMETTO, FLA. » Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews were working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood.” Manatee Co...
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  By Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press PHOENIX » As states across the U.S. West beef up their renewable energy requirements, a push to do so in Arizona has been met by fierce resistance from the Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature, which are looking to strip ele...
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 Five board members, including the chair, who do not live in Texas will resign. A candidate for another position on the board has withdrawn his application. The vacancies will not immediately be filled. BY ERIN DOUGLAS AND MITCHELL FERMAN FEB. 23, 2021UPDATED: 23 HOURS AGO  Five board me...
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By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. LONDON » Britain’s Supreme Court said Friday that a group of about 50,000 Nigerian farmers and fishermen could bring a case in London’s High Court against Royal Dutch Shell over years of oil spills in the Niger Delta that have polluted the...
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By Naureen S Malik February 12, 2021, 3:00 AM MST, Bloomberg Green  Equipment and software operated by GHGSat picked up eight simultaneous plumes Methane leaks from at least eight natural gas pipelines and unlit flares in central Turkmenistan earlier this month released as much as 10,000 kil...
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By Chris Buckley and Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Emissions from China of a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer have sharply declined after increasing for several years, two teams of scientists said Wednesday, a sign that the Beijing government had made good on vows to crack d...
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 By Phil McKenna February 10, The whodunit began when scientists caught a whiff of an unexpected climate super-pollutant in the air in 2018, which spurred a global investigation to find its source. A subsequent crackdown on illegal production of the banned chemical has resulted in a return...
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Weld Co. couple’s house is demolished, farm dug up to clean contamination after leak By Judith Kohler The Denver Post For years, Julie and Mark Nygren have hosted school children on field trips to their farm near Johnstown. But recent visitors to their property saw what looked more like a strip m...
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By The Associated Press BERLIN » The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren’t doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions, that is seeping out of pipelines and production plants.   A report published Monday by ...
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By Robin Mcdowell and Margie Mason The Associated Press They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top cookie seller in her troop when she first heard rainforests we...
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By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Over the last 135 years, Exxon Mobil has survived hostile governments, ill-fated investments and the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill. Through it all, the oil company made bundles of money. But suddenly Exxon is slipping badly, its long lat...
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By Mimi Madrid Columnist for The Denver Post Love thy neighbor or so the teaching goes. Unless you are an oil giant, then you can belch poisonous gas in thy neighborhood and walk away. Offer a string of weak apologies, pay out a $9 million settlement, and repeat business as usual. Suncor, the...
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