climate worries

My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn’t listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky | Opinion | The Guardian

Attorneys general from several states are investigating when the company knew about the risks of burning fossil fuels – and whether Exxon misrepresented that information to investors and the public. At the same time, shareholders… Read More

Fox host tells kids to doubt climate science because there were ‘no humans with cars’ after ice age Last week, conservative media accused Portland Public Schools of enacting a book ban over its plan to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity… Read More

north hallerton

North Yorkshire council backs first UK fracking tests for five years | Environment | The Guardian

Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, in the Ryedale district, after councillors gave the green light to UK firm Third Energy.   The decision was greeted with… Read More

old records

Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars

Patent records reveal oil companies actively pursued research into technologies to cut carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change from the 1960s – including early versions of the batteries now deployed to power electric cars… Read More

Tiny English Village Fights Fossil Fuel Industry To Avoid Becoming Ground Zero For British Fracking | ThinkProgress

Kirby Misperton (pop. 370) is such a village. It has been perched in the gently rolling hills of northeast England for, literally, a thousand years. “New” houses here were built before the United States fought… Read More

New York Attorney General To House Republicans: Are You Kidding? | ThinkProgress

Calling the investigation a “coordinated attempt to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, and scientists of their First Amendment rights and ability to fund and conduct scientific research free from intimidation and the threat of prosecution,” Smith’s… Read More