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Chevron Owns This City’s News Site. Many Stories Aren’t Told.

This article, a joint reporting project of Floodlight and NPR, is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. A previous version of this story misstated the ownership of a pipeline that runs alongside a public school in Richmond, CA. It is Phillips 66, not Chevron. Open flames shot upward from […]

Fossil Fuel Advocates Spread Disinfo About Canada’s False Advertising Bill

A member of the Canadian parliament has proposed a ban on misleading fossil fuel advertising.  Taking inspiration from Canadian government bans on tobacco advertising that went into effect in the 1990s, New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Charlie Angus has proposed private members bill C-372, An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising. Angus is a long-serving legislator, […]

At Mann’s Defamation Trial, Defendants Are Doubling Down on Climate Denial

Scientist Michael Mann presenting in front of a projection of the famous hockey stick graph of rising global temperatures.

On Monday, conservative blogger Mark Steyn wrapped up his confrontational cross-examination of Michael Mann, the climate scientist who is suing him and another climate denier for defamation in Washington, D.C. Superior Court.  Steyn appeared determined to portray Mann, currently the Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, as untrustworthy and […]

Expert Panel Warns Journalists of Coordinated Climate Disinformation Campaigns

Car under the Seine, floods in Paris, rue Eugène Poubelle, June 2016

This story was originally published by The Energy Mix, and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate crisis. As reporters confront sophisticated tactics aimed at obscuring the reality of climate change, knowledge is their ultimate weapon against deception, say media experts, who exposed the greenwashing influence of […]

The Chilling Question About This Week’s Record Heat Wave

Fiery sunrise over the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., with the Jefferson Memorial on the far shore.

This story was originally published by The Energy Mix Weekender, and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate crisis. What if this week’s series of record-shattering high temperatures turned out to be tomorrow’s record low, the benchmark against which future years and decades of […]