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Court finds Exxon not guilty of fraud

11 Dec 19 - Exxon Mobil has prevailed in a lawsuit in which the energy giant was accused of downplaying the toll climate change regulations could take on its business.

Texas fossil fuel support paves the way for 'carbon timebomb'

9 Dec 19 - Texas is leading the way to a “looming carbon timebomb” as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise by 25 per cent over the next decade.

Climate change important to me, says Trump

6 Dec 19 - US president Donald Trump has described climate change as important to him, saying clean air and clean water were top of his environmental agenda.

Kerry declares war on climate with some help from Hollywood

John Kerry

4 Dec 19 - FORMER US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared World War Zero by forming a bipartisan coalition of Hollywood stars, world leaders and military brass to push for public action on climate change.

Most Americans say US should do more

27 Nov 19 - A majority of Americans believe the government must do more to address pollution and climate concerns, according to a new study.

Michael Bloomberg is a climate leader

26 Nov 19 - Michael Bloomberg has poured his time and hundreds of millions of dollars into projects aimed at getting the world 'beyond carbon,' but can he win the presidency?

California makes stand against major carmakers

21 Nov 19 - California says it won't buy cars from General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.

Green new-dealers go all out on housing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

19 Nov 19 - US political firebrands Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have unveiled the next step to their Green New Deal plan with a bill focused entirely on reimagining public housing.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT: Vodka made from CO2

19 Nov 19 - In Brooklyn, they're making vodka without potatoes or grains. The key ingredients are hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide.

EXXON TRIAL: It's now up to the judge

11 Nov 19 - Lawyers for New York State and ExxonMobil have wrapped up a landmark climate fraud trial, shaping a tangle of testimony and evidence.

US will keep seat at climate talks after it exits Paris

5 Nov 19 - Despite abandoning the Paris Agreement deal it helped to broker, the US will continue to influence global rulemaking on climate change.

How climate change could bust the housing market

4 Nov 19 - An investor whose firm saw the 2008 mortgage crisis coming, is warning that another financial disaster may be growing inside the real estate market: this time inflated by climate change denial on the...

TILLERSON TALKS: Former Exxon chief in the dock

4 Nov 19 - Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has taken the witness stand in the company's climate fraud trial and gave the clearest defense yet for his former employer.

US emissions will fall despite Paris pullout

1 Nov 19 - Greenhouse gas emissions from the United States will fall even if the country pulls out of the Paris Agreement, a new report says.

US green economy boasts 10 times more jobs

25 Oct 19 - The green economy has grown so much in the US that it employs around 10 times as many people as the fossil fuel industry.

Exxon turned its back on us, say scientists

25 Oct 19 - Telling their story before a Congressional committee for the first time, two former ExxonMobil scientists have detailed how the oil giant turned its back on the research they did for the company 40...

Packed court watches as Exxon goes on trial

24 Oct 19 - ExxonMobil has gone on trial in a packed courtroom in New York, where the oil giant stands accused of defrauding investors by misleading them about the risks it faces from future climate regulations.

Exxon and oil sands go on trial in New York

22 Oct 19 - The New York attorney-general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions.

Trump plans to open 'America's Amazon' to loggers

18 Oct 19 - Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to lift longstanding restrictions on logging in part of southeast Alaska known as “America’s Amazon”.

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