Big Oil Firms Touted Algae as Climate Solution. Now All Have Pulled Funding

By Amy Westervelt, The Guardian. This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. One by one, big oil firms have touted their investments in algae biofuels as the future of low-carbon transportation – and one by one, they have […]

Pesticide Giant Criticised for ‘Greenwashing’ Partnership with French Influencer

Bayer, the world’s second largest crop chemicals company, sponsored a French influencer to create and share pro-pesticides content with over 300,000 followers on her Instagram account, an investigation has revealed. Jenny Letellier – one of France’s biggest YouTubers with nearly 4 million subscribers – has come under fire for the sponsored content, which was broadcasted […]

Corporate Greed Is a Root Cause of Rail Disasters Around the World

Aerial view of head-on collision of two freight trains across center of green fields. Black smoke clouds rise to the upper right.

On February 25, Greece experienced its deadliest rail disaster ever when a freight train ran headlong into a passenger train coming towards it on the same track, killing 57 people. This tragic accident, near the city of Larissa, occurred just weeks after the East Palestine, Ohio rail disaster, and while the outcomes are different, the […]

The Fight to Define ‘Green Hydrogen’ Could Determine America’s Emissions Future

By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist. This story originally appeared in Grist and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act last year, a decades-long effort to get a major climate package through Congress is over. But the work of ensuring […]

Conservative MP Set to Pocket £153,600 from Fossil Fuel-Linked Firms

Tory MP for The Wrekin, Mark Pritchard, stands to earn £153,600 in the next 12 months from three jobs with companies that have an interest in fossil fuels.  A new update to Pritchard’s register of interest shows that the MP has accepted a £46,800 a year role with the Texas-based Focal Point Energy LLP, an […]

Indigenous Group Fighting Emissions Cap Quietly Supported by Top Canadian Oil Company

Cenovus oil sands facility at Christina Lake, Alberta

A national Indigenous group is fighting a proposed federal limit on oil and gas sector emissions by arguing it will harm First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.  But the group has a powerful non-Indigenous ally, according to corporate documents from Canada’s second-largest oil and gas producer.  Cenovus, a Calgary-based oil sands company that last year […]