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Big Oil Takes Huge Loss in a Day of Game-Changing Climate News

Dutch court ruling and two shareholder revolts bring new hope against climate emergency.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


'A Seismic Shift' for Big Oil: Activist Investors Score Surprise Win With ExxonMobil Board Seats

"The outcome is a sign that Exxon's morally inept and fiscally questionable long-term climate strategy is finally catching up with it," wrote one journalist.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


The Post-Petroleum Resource Race and What to Make of It

Lithium, cobalt, and rare earths.

Michael T. Klare ·


'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to engage or invest in fossil fuel development is wrecking the climate."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


The IEA—the World's Most Influential Energy Modelling Agency—Closes the Door on New Fossil Fuel Extraction

This is huge. An agency that has consistently boosted new oil and gas development in its flagship annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) is now backing up the global call to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction.

Kelly Trout ·


Who Funds the Climate Crisis?

For fossil fuel companies, what drives their profit is ownership of carbon in the ground. That's why they have spent billions of dollars stoking the climate denial industry and fighting regulations.

Cynthia Kaufman ·


Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa

It is not too late for the governments of Namibia and Botswana to halt the race for an asset that is bound to get stranded as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. 

Nnimmo Bassey ·


Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5

The governor called the pipeline a "ticking time bomb" as her deadline of Wednesday, set last year for the Canadian company, fast approached.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Remaking the World Starts With the Green New Deal

While the Green New Deal will decarbonize the economy, it will also be egalitarian.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Supporters Rally for Steven Donziger as Chevron's Trial Aimed at 'Silencing Critics' Begins

"Chevron has paid millions which they could have used to address this horrible racist dumping into the Amazon," said activist Susan Sarandon. "Instead they chose to persecute Steven." 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·