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Proving ‘A Different World Is Possible,’ Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run

Climate campaigners on Tuesday marked a major milestone in the fight to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and transition to a green energy economy as ExxonMobil was dropped from the S&P Dow Jones Industrial Average after nearly a century. The oil giant, the oldest member of the Dow, was replaced on the index by software …

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With Biden-Harris Ticket Set, Climate Groups Demand ‘Transformative Action From Day One’ If Elected

Since presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, green groups have responded by welcoming the choice and expressing hope that the California Democrat will push for ambitious, justice-focused climate and environmental policies if they win in November. As a 2020 presidential primary candidate until late last …

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‘We Are Expecting the Worst’: Alarm Over Eco Crisis Grows Amid Fears Ship Leaking Oil Near Mauritius Could Break in Two

Urgent efforts to contain an oil spill off the coast of Mauritius reportedly ramped up on Monday due to fears that a cracked ship spilling fuel into the Indian Ocean—polluting nearby coral reefs, mangrove forests, and beaches of the island nation—could soon split in two, exacerbating the local environmental crisis. Though the Japanese-owned vessel ran …

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Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Other Insurers After Swiss Company Ditches ‘Climate-Wrecking’ Trans Mountain Pipeline

Climate campaigners and Indigenous activists celebrated after reporting from Reuters revealed on Wednesday that the Swiss insurance giant Zurich will soon stop providing coverage to the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Pipeline, increasing the pressure on other insurers to also ditch the existing tar sands pipeline and long-delayed expansion project. “Insurers should protect us from risk, …

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In Minnesota, Ellison Announces Climate Lawsuit Against Exxon, Koch, and API

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit Wednesday against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute for mounting a 30-year “campaign of deception” related to the climate crisis. “There are no more worthy targets of a climate fraud lawsuit than Exxon, Koch Industries, and API: the unholy trinity of climate denial,” said Richard …

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Now That’s How You Hold a Bible: Pope Francis Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment to Serve Planet and the Common Good

A new 226-page document issued by the Vatican on Thursday was applauded by climate campaigners who said the new environmental guidance from the Catholic Church and Pope Francis, including a call to divest financially from the fossil fuel industry, exemplifies the positive and far-reaching role that  faith organizations can play in the global effort to …

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‘Shell Must Fall,’ Climate Activists Declare at Oil Giant’s Headquarters During Shareholders Meeting

Donning face masks and abiding by social distancing guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic, climate activists gathered at Royal Dutch Shell’s headquarters in The Hague Tuesday during the oil giant’s annual shareholders meeting to declare that “Shell must fall.” “It’s time to end all investment in the fossil fuel industry.”—Greenpeace Although hundreds of activists had …

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