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Social media greenwashing by fossil fuel interests 'rampant': study

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A commercial plane photoshopped with the tail of a shark, hashtags that misleadingly evoke sustainability, tokenistic use of minorities to distract and to signal virtue: a Harvard report published highlights rampant greenwashing by leading companies on social media. The investigation, commissioned by Greenpeace Netherlands, involved analyzing the text and images… Read

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Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27

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Young activists rallied for climate action on Friday, staging protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demand that rich countries pay for the damage global warming is inflicting upon the poor. The protests take place six weeks before this year's U.N. climate… Read

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Environment groups attack EU's green label for gas, nuclear

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A dozen environmental groups are starting legal challenges against the European Union's executive branch in a bid to stop the inclusion of natural gas and nuclear power generation in the bloc’s list of sustainable activities. European Union lawmakers in July voted to add natural gas and nuclear to the list,… Read

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Brazil reports more Amazon fires so far this year than all of 2021

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The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon so far this year has already surpassed that recorded for all of 2021, according to official figures that triggered new alarm for the world's biggest rainforest. Satellite monitoring has detected 75,592 fires from January 1 to September 18 this year, already… Read

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Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

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European governments outlined new measures this week to cope with potential energy shortages this winter and raced to improve energy networks to share power, with Russian gas flows still running at severely reduced rates amid the Ukraine war. Germany said it was expecting to sign liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts… Read

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First public global database of fossil fuels launches

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A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world's fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launched on Monday to coincide with climate talks taking place at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels includes data from over 50,000 oil, gas and coal fields in 89… Read

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New UNICEF ambassador seeks to give louder voice to climate change victims

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Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate recently traveled to the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa to hear from children suffering from starvation. The next day she learned that one of the boys she met had died. It is for such children, whose lives have been shattered by the global climate crisis, that… Read

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U.S. should focus on climate change for Pacific islands: leaders

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Washington should accept Pacific island priorities for the region, making climate change - not superpower competition - the most urgent security task, the region's leaders said in Hawaii, ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden this month. "The sentiment shared by Pacific island leaders is that they are… Read

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World going in 'wrong direction' as climate impacts worsen: U.N.

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Humanity is "going in the wrong direction" on climate change due to its addiction to fossil fuels, the U.N. said in an assessment showing that planet-warming emissions are higher than before the pandemic. The U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization and its Environment Program this week warned catastrophes will become commonplace should… Read

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How you can help protect sharks – and what doesn't work

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Sharks are some of the most ecologically important and most threatened animals on Earth. Recent reports show that up to one-third of all known species of sharks and their relatives, rays, are threatened with extinction. Unsustainable overfishing is the biggest threat by far. Losing sharks can disrupt coastal food webs… Read

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