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Exxon's Conspiracy Charges Aim to Derail Climate Lawsuits

February 23, 2018 - 1:20am

Oil giant ExxonMobil is engaged in unprecedented efforts to sue and harass in court the very people who are investigating and suing the company over global warming. Faced with determined efforts by states and localities to hold it and other fossil fuel companies accountable for contributing to, and concealing the evidence of, climate change, Exxon is crying foul, contending that it's the victim of politically- and financially-motivated conspiracies.

Plastics Found in Majority of Deep-Water Atlantic Fish, Posing Potential Threat to Human Health

February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Plastics Found in Majority of Deep-Water Atlantic Fish, Posing Potential Threat to Human Health

An Irish research team found that nearly three-quarters of deep-sea fish collected from the northern Atlantic Ocean had tiny plastic particles known as "microplastics" in their guts, suggesting that plastic pollution is penetrating deep into the marine food chain and could even threaten human health.(Photo: Bubbers13 / Getty Images)

Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches

February 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

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Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the 2018 farm bill -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States. 

Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It's Moral -- and Practical

February 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It's Moral -- and Practical

Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York being the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal. The global financial and insurance industries are starting to recognize that fossil fuel investments don't make moral or economic sense.Thousands of New Yorkers came together for the #Sandy5 march on October 28, 2017, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

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