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A panel of judges appeared skeptical yesterday of giving federal courts exclusive rights to hear climate change cases against fossil fuel firms.

Gas extracted from Manx waters could work alongside renewables to phase out coal, a local firm says.
The EPA announced a raft of targeted actions and specific reforms including stepped-up air monitoring and scrutiny of industrial polluters in the wake of ProPublica’s investigation into toxic hot spots.

Attorneys for BP, Exxon and Shell claim city of Baltimore’s case over ‘deception and failure to warn’ could kill offshore drilling.

Fast food companies have made big promises on animal welfare in recent years. But this week, animal welfare organizations released two different reports that call out those companies and other restaurant chains for falling short on their promises.

The U.K. capital needs to bring driving levels down to hit climate and pollution goals — and save its struggling public transit system. A new kind of road user fee could help. 
The automaker will build a battery plant and overhaul an existing factory to produce electric pickup trucks, creating 4,000 jobs.
The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
The Supreme Court ​​​​​​said yesterday that it would hear a challenge to the scope of the Clean Water Act, sparking concern from environmentalists.
Russia’s natural gas supply represents the one weapon Putin can use to crack the NATO coalition on Ukraine, which would simultaneously undercut Europe’s climate goals.
Sylvera has raised $32.6 million of venture funding to grade forestry projects by how effectively they keep carbon out of the atmosphere; it faces competition.
Rising temperatures are leading to a surge in demand for cooling. But, ironically, the more we rely on energy-intensive air conditioners, the more the planet warms. What are the other options?

Campaigners say both a lawsuit and the violent assault on the lawyer’s home fit a pattern of harassment of environment and human rights activists in the country.

The parliamentary budget officer has found the cost of cleaning up orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan already dwarfs the money collected from industry to pay for it, but critics immediately called it a massive underestimate.
Or do visions of ‘clean’ robots supplying mobile freedom steer us down the wrong road?
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