Holding Banks Accountable in the Climate Change Fight – Rockefellers Launch BankFWD

Over the last several years, momentum to push the largest U.S. banks to stop funding fossil fuels has been growing. Relentless organizing from activist networks includingAmazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, Indigenous Environmental Network and 350.org as well as digital organizing trends gone viral on social media such as #stopthemoneypipline is helping this effort. So too […]

Australia Pro Cycling Race Connections to Fossil Fuel Money Under Scrutiny

A professional cycling race in Australia is under attack for its connections to a major oil and gas producer, the Guardian reports. Santos, an Australia-based oil and gas company is the title sponsor of the Tour Down Under, a prestigious stage race held each January at the beginning of the professional cycling calendar. Race organizers […]

Inefficient Air Conditioning Drives Global Warming, UN Report Finds

Air conditioning systems are a significant contributor to global warming pollution that can and should be made more efficient, a new UN report shows. “If we deal with cooling wrong, we essentially cook ourselves,” Gabrielle Dreyfus, the cool efficiency program manager at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, said on a press call. As […]

Bankrupt Fracking Companies Are Harming the Climate and Taxpayers

Fracking companies are going bankrupt at a rapid pace, often with taxpayer-funded bonuses for executives, leaving harm for communities, taxpayers, and workers, the New York Time reports. Nearly 250 U.S. oil and gas companies are expected to file for bankruptcy by the end of next year — more than went under in the last five […]

Grand Jury Finds PA Regulators Failed to Protect Public and Environment From Fracking

Pennsylvania regulators failed to protect public health and the environment from pollution and other harms caused by fracking operations, a grand jury investigation concluded. The scathing 235-page report, outlined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday, is based on 287 hours of testimony from 70 households in the shale gas fields as well as government officials. […]

Extreme Heat Is Killing Americans While Government Neglect Increases the Danger

Extreme heat fueled by climate change killed more than 10,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1999 and 2016, more than hurricanes, tornadoes or floods in most years, an investigation by multiple outlets revealed. The analysis, jointly published by Columbia Journalism Investigations, the Center for Public Integrity and Covering Climate Now, also found actions taken by […]

Clean Energy Job Losses Could Worsen Without Aid, Analysis Shows

The clean energy industry lost 27,000 jobs in May, according to a new analysis of U.S. unemployment data conducted by BW Research Partnership. The analysis found that while the rate of job losses slowed in May, relative to March and April, the looming end of the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal program to help small […]

TV Coverage Ignored Impacts of Extreme Weather on Marginalized Communities

The big three broadcast channels failed to cover the disproportionate impacts of extreme weather on low-income communities or communities of color during their primetime coverage of seven hurricanes and one tropical storm over three years, a Media Matters for America analysis revealed. Evening news programs for ABC, CBS, and NBC from 2017 through 2019 aired […]

Scientists and Art Historians Are Studying Art for Climate Change Clues

Scientists and art historians are studying art for signs of climate change and to better understand the ways Western culture’s relationship to nature has been altered by it, according to the BBC. Scientists have used art to help reconstruct historic weather and climatic conditions, such as the behavior of the Lower Grindelwald Glacier in the […]