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The battle to stop global warming is increasingly being fought in the courtroom – The Japan Times

LONDON/WASHINGTON/GENEVA – Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action. And they are getting creative — using new legal…

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FINANCE: Exxon under pressure to release private outlook

America’s biggest oil companies are coming under increasing pressure from climate-conscious investors to disclose their long-term forecasts for crude prices as the COVID-19 pandemic injects fresh uncertainty into the demand outlook for fossil fuels.

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Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time – New York Magazine

Satellite image of smoke from active fires burning near the Eastern Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, Russia, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Handout/NASA Earth Observatory On June 20, in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle, a…

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Hack-for-hire group targeted climate activists behind #ExxonKnew campaign

A global hack-for-hire group extensively targeted American activists campaigning against ExxonMobil for withholding information about the climate crisis, according to a new report.  The hackers, dubbed “Dark Basin”, went after thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions on six continents,…

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BUSINESS: BlackRock sends climate signal to Big Oil

Wealth behemoth BlackRock Inc. leveraged its extraordinary shareholder power yesterday against Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. in an effort to signal its climate concerns with the supermajors.

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INVESTING: Proxy advisers back Exxon, Chevron chairman-CEO split

Two proxy advisers recommended Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. shareholders vote in favor of splitting the chairman and CEO roles, creating a potential flashpoint with the boards at the oil giants’ annual meetings on May 27.

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5 ways to slow global warming that share the burden with the oil patch: McKinsey – MarketWatch

By Rachel Koning Beals Published: Apr 30, 2020 10:33 am ET McKinsey report details a tough-but-achievable approach to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, including lessons from the COVID-19 shutdown EPA data from March, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to shut…

Earth Day: An animated tribute

[embedded content] 2010 marked the 40th celebration of Earth Day, a holiday that helped spark America’s modern environmental movement when it was founded on April 22, 1970, by then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. In honor of that historic day and…