Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

Global Call On Banks To Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

Above Photo: An oil rig and wind farm in Texas. Aneese / iStock / Getty Images. NOTE: FossilBanks.org is a coalition of groups working to stop banks from investing in fossil fuel infrastructure. They have a sign on global call to action and a campaign of actions focused on the UN COP meeting in Glasgow, […]

Rosanna Arquette: ‘Fossil Fuels Will Kill Off Mankind’

Far-left Hollywood actress Rosanna Arquette declared on twitter that fossil fuels will be the “end of mankind” to her 193k Twitter followers during the Independence Day weekend. “Weep as our world is burning our dependence on Fossil fuels will be the end of mankind,” the Trump hating star said.  “President Biden please stop Line 3 Now […]

After pouring over $1 trillion into fossil fuel finance, CEOs of 6 US banks testify before Congress

This week, the House and Senate called in the CEOs of six big banks for two wide-ranging hearings that lawmakers touted as efforts to hold “megabanks accountable,” the first time in roughly two years that the heads of major banks have collectively appeared before Congress. Combined, the six CEOs lead organizations that have poured over […]

Fossil fuel companies in UK awarded £150 million of public money ‘to find new ways to extract oil, coal and gas’

The UK government gave over £150 million in tax breaks to fossil fuel companies in the space of three years, new research has found.  A new paper out today reveals that tax credits for fossil fuel extractive companies to conduct research and development (R&D) increased by around £20 million year on year between 2014 and […]

Scientists discover ‘living fossil’ thought to have been extinct for 273mn years on ocean floor near Japan

Home » Archaeology, Asia, Environment » Scientists discover ‘living fossil’ thought to have been extinct for 273mn years on ocean floor near Japan     Two symbiotic marine lifeforms who somehow evaded the prying eyes of human scientists and ‘disappeared’ from the fossil record over a quarter of a billion years ago have been found […]

Epic Jurassic Era Fossil Shows a Predator in Action Being Preyed Upon

The Jurassic was a geological epoch that is dated from 201.3 million years ago (from the end of the Triassic period) to 145 million years ago (till the Cretaceous period begins) that has a long history preserved in fossils. Scientists and archaeologists have recently interpreted a 180-million-year-old Jurassic era fossil. Discovered back in 1970 by […]

Study of Fossil Apes Sheds New Light on the Human Origins Mystery

In an exciting new review titled “ Fossil apes and human evolution ” for the reputed ScienceMag journal, the major discoveries in fossil apes and human lineage are re-examined since Darwin’s claims that were made 150 years ago. Darwin had famously argued in his monumental work “ The Descent of Man ” (1871), that human […]

Oxford University Has Pledged To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Above photo: Radcliffe Camera library, University of Oxford. SJPrice/Pixabay. Now it Needs to Sever All Ties to the Industry. However impressive Oxford’s environmental credentials may be, it cannot achieve climate justice while retaining its close links with fossil fuel companies, argues Brigitte Wear from the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign. There are signs Oxford University is […]

Rutgers University makes ‘powerful decision’ to divest from fossil fuel

Image Credit: depthandtime/flickr/cc Rutgers University announced a commitment to fossil fuel divestment after the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees approval. The University is the latest U.S. academic institute to make the transition. According to a press release, the “decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff […]

A Fossil Fuel Fail In Texas

Above photo: Downtown Houston lit up on Feb. 15, 2021 while the rest of the city is in darkness. Twitter. What’s really going on with renewable energy, fossil fuels, and the blackouts in Texas?  As you may have seen on social media, a group of climate deniers, right wing politicians, and fossil fuel industry mouthpieces […]

Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million Worldwide in 2018

Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million Worldwide in 2018 Children’s Health Defense » Feed / Aerowenn Hunter Fossil fuel air pollution is responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, a much higher death toll than previously thought, according to a new study published Tuesday. Poor air quality from burning fossil fuels such as coal […]

Two major Pacific Northwest fossil fuel projects dealt massive setbacks in one day

Image Credit: Francis Eatherington CC BY-NC 2.0 Two enormous fossil fuel projects in the Pacific Northwest suffered devastating setbacks on Tuesday, severely dimming their prospects of ever moving forward. On President Donald Trump’s last full day in office, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) met with a packed agenda, making key decisions on multiple pipeline projects […]

‘Giant’ Jurassic shark fossil unearthed in Germany was ‘most impressive’ fish of its time

The spectacular discovery of an almost complete skeleton of a Jurassic-period shark has given researchers incredible new insight into life on Earth 150-million-years ago. The exceptionally well-preserved fossil was found in the Solnhofen Limestone formation in Bavaria, Germany, which had a tropical lagoon landscape when the shark was in its pomp in Earth’s distant past. […]

Oil is Not a ‘Fossil’ Fuel – Origins of Oil

Oil is Not a ‘Fossil’ Fuel – Origins of Oil Peak Oil is a Lie: Oil is Not a ‘Fossil’ Fuel – Origins of Oil. In this video we have a brief conversation with Col. L. Fletcher Prouty about the manufactured scarcity of oil. Oil may be something very different from what we have been […]

New York state’s pension fund will divest from fossil fuel

In the next five years, New York state’s pension fund will divest from fossil fuel. Thomas DiNapoli, the state comptroller, announced that the state will sell all its fossil fuel stocks along with all shares from climate change contributors by 2040. This is being hailed as “the most aggressive divestment target set by any U.S. […]

A tipping point for the defeat of fossil fuels?

As Donald Trump gave in to the demand that the transition process to the Biden years officially begin, the administration and its fossil-fuel allies doubled down on their efforts to implement destructive environmental policies that President Biden might try to reverse. Those initiatives have included a campaign to jump-start oil drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; the approval by the U.S. […]

Trump administration targets banks divesting from fossil fuels in new anti-climate rule

A new proposed regulation that would bar large banks from declining to do business with particular industries or groups of companies was released on Friday by the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) — a move that could have major implications for a wide array of divestment and boycott campaigns nationwide, […]

The Industrial Age Is Ending, Low-Tech Neo-Feudalism Will Replace It, No Fossil Fuels, No ‘Green’ Energy

Home » Economy, North America, Technology, World » The Industrial Age Is Ending, Low-Tech Neo-Feudalism Will Replace It, No Fossil Fuels, No ‘Green’ Energy     “The process will be uncomfortably sharp and disorientating. The West especially will not know what hit it as it emergently self-reorganizes back into something that resembles the old-time feudalism. […]

University of Cambridge announces divestment from fossil fuels after five-year student, staff campaign

Image Credit: The Tab In a major break with the energy sector, the University of Cambridge committed to full divestment. The University will cut ties with the fossil fuel industry including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and other companies in which they invested in for the past 20 years. The University of Cambridge announced it will […]

New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance

By Randall Hyman, Truthout. September 19, 2020 Above photo: Navajo Tribal Council Member Daniel Tso and Mario Atencio of Diné CARE study a map of oil leases in the Nation’s Eastern Agency. The Bureau of Land Management’s new guidelines will allow up to 3,000 more frack wells in the Greater Chaco region. Randall Hyman. New Mexico – […]

Unilever to cut fossil fuels from cleaning brands by 2030

Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), one of the world’s major manufacturers of cleaning and laundry products, has recently announced its promise. to accelerate the sustainability of their brands.  According to Reuters, instead of petrochemicals, their products would use constituents created from plants and other biological sources, marine sources such as algae and waste materials. Chemicals in its […]

Sierra Club to DNC chairman: End tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies immediately

Image credit: Aaron Cynic/NationofChange In a letter to Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman, the Sierra Club demanded the reinstatement of language originally included in its platform, which calls for the end of tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies. The letter condemned the Democratic Party’s actions and said that developing a platform […]

Climate Activists Are Closer Than Ever To Ending All Fossil Fuel Investments

Above photo: A group of NY2CL activists met in Albany to chalk pro-divestment messaging outside of the Capitol building when the legislative session began in May. NYYCL. Big Win Against Coal. When New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced last month that the state would divest its over $200 billion Common Retirement Fund from more […]

Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black And Brown Communities

Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black And Brown Communities Above: Creative Commons Photos: Shell Gas Station (Mike Mozart); Chase (longislandwins); Chevron (Roo Reynolds); Wells Fargo (Mike Mozart); BlackRock (Thomas Hawk). While Propping Up Racist Policing. As movements for racial and environmental justice escalate across the US, these struggles – which, as groups like the National Black Environmental […]

The True Cost of the Fossil Fuel System Is Massive and Obscured

The prevailing opinion among today’s political and economic elites is that economic globalisation is in some sense inevitable, perhaps even the summit of human achievement. The oft-repeated mantra is that ‘there is no alternative’ and we should adapt to it as best we can. Rather than being inevitable, economic globalisation is, in fact, the result […]

Are Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Working?

Are Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Working? Above Photo: Students and alumni at Tufts University protest near the Tufts University presidents office in Medford, Mass. on April 22, 2015, and began a sit-in that they said would continue until the administration commits to fossil fuel divestment. (Photo: David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe via Getty Images) […]

How Activists Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels in New York City

How Activists Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels in New York City This campaign was years in the making, but Donald Trump’s election and the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord spurred the local activism that led to this important victory. After five years of tireless organizing, the movement to divest NYC public worker pension funds […]

How General Electric Gambled on Fossil Fuel Power, and Lost

How General Electric Gambled on Fossil Fuel Power, and Lost February 22nd, 2018 Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Reuters: Rather than rising, GE Power’s profit fell 45 percent last year, forcing GE to slash its overall profit outlook […]

National Monuments Under Attack — Big Win for Fossil Fuel Industry

December 16th, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World “The President Stole Your Land. In an illegal move, the president just reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history.” ~ Patagonia Inc. Now more than ever, we need to protect […]

Fracked Off. Fossil Fuel Fight Continues

Above Photo: From nativedailynetwork.com Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. Fracked Gas. You might think it was laughing gas considering the way the political and business interests rub their hands and celebrate its use. We see […]

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