NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ( BIPOC ) and low-income communities.

Revealed: Two Thirds of Online Posts from Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

DeSmogBlog

Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six major European fossil fuel and energy companies since the end of 2019 present a “green” image of the company, despite the majority of their business activity remaining in fossil fuels, reveals new analysis by Desmog.

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The Greenwashing Files: Fossil Fuel Giants Accused of ‘Deceptive’ Advertising

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuel companies could face legal challenges over their misleading advertising, after a DeSmog investigation uncovered the extent of their “greenwashing” Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put companies on notice with the publication of the Greenwashing Files.

NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities. That’s the top finding of a newly released NAACP report titled “Fossil Fuel Foolery.”

Guardian halts fossil fuel advertising

Business Green

The Guardian has today become the first major global news organisation to announce a ban on advertising from oil and gas companies, despite the fossil fuels industry's role as a major advertiser and the media outlet admitting it faces a "precarious" financial future.

Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change. We need to keep fossils fuels in the ground.

Let’s say we stop burning fossil fuels. What happens next?

Grist

Way back before the Industrial Revolution — when we figured out that we could haul fossil fuels out of the ground, burn them, and use the resulting energy to power machinery on a massive scale — that CO2 figure was more like 280 ppm.

Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions

AGreenLiving

New research has revealed that fossil fuel pollution caused approximately 8.7 Experts found that countries that burn fossil fuels heavily for manufacturing and transport are the most affected. and many developed countries in Europe recorded 1 of every 10 deaths due to air pollution. They found that there are direct links between air pollution from burning fossil fuels and ailments such as heart disease, loss of eyesight and respiratory ailments.

Stanford Study Says Renewable Power Eliminates Argument for Using Carbon Capture with Fossil Fuels

DeSmogBlog

Jacobson questions the climate and health benefits of carbon capture technology against simply switching to renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Read time: 7 mins New research from Stanford University professor Mark Z.

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Promoting ‘Lower Carbon,’ ‘Responsibly Sourced’ Oil and Gas

DeSmogBlog

Both EQT and Chesapeake will seek certification from outside providers, including a business called Project Canary, which touts its ability to collect data on methane emissions and pollutants from oil and gas wells and offers a certification it calls TrustWell.

Puerto Rico has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid – but FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion on fossil fuel infrastructure instead

Renewable Energy World

Currently, Puerto Rico gets more than 97% of its electricity from imported fossil fuel. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which controls relief funding for the island, appears ready to underwrite a rebuild of the old fossil fuel system.

New Mexico Stuck With $8 billion in Cleanup for Oil Wells, Highlighting Dangers From Fossil Fuel Dependence

DeSmogBlog

Inadequate bonding requirements means there is a serious gap in available funding to properly clean up after the fossil fuel industry. Enormous sums of taxpayer money and money meant for public schools, along with the long-term health of our lands, are on the line.”.

Are fossil fuel adverts a business risk for media organisations and creative agencies?

Business Green

The business and reputational risks for companies that provide a platform for, or create, fossil fuel advertising are growing. As climate concern has risen among the public, fossil giants have poured money into adverts and sponsored content that showcases their clean energy ventures.

California Governor issues order to ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2035

Charged

To ensure the needed charging infrastructure to support zero-emission vehicles, the governor’s order requires state agencies, in partnership with the private sector, to accelerate deployment of affordable fueling and charging options. The order includes several other anti-pollution measures that oil companies may not like. For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe.

'As Christians, we must act': Dozens of faith groups promise to divest from fossil fuels

Business Green

Total number of faith groups to join anti-fossil fuel movement hits 400 as pressure builds on governments to end public funding for oil, coal, and gas projects. Reverend Conant added: "It's no longer acceptable to fund fossil fuels or assume these businesses will regulate themselves.

How Fossil Fuels Are Saving Lives In Developing Countries

R-Squared Energy

Mr. Rockall highlighted a major global problem in which the fossil fuel solution is clearly better than the status quo. Every year, almost four million people die from household air pollution, which is mostly coming from cooking. There are more people who die from household air pollution than the total who die from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. You don’t need to develop vaccines to stop people dying from air pollution.

5 Ways Being Eco Friendly is Good for Your Health

Green Living Guy

But what about human health? The post 5 Ways Being Eco Friendly is Good for Your Health appeared first on Green Living Guy. There’s usually talk surrounding how sustainability benefits the environment. It turns out that going green has endless pros for our well-being, too.

Are fossil fuel adverts a business risk for media organisations and creative agencies?

Business Green

The business and reputational risks for companies that provide a platform for, or create, fossil fuel advertising are growing. As climate concern has risen among the public, fossil giants have poured money into adverts and sponsored content that showcases their clean energy ventures.

Toxic air from fossil fuels responsible for air pollution crisis, study warns

Business Green

Researchers estimate that toxic air produced by burning fossil fuels causes an estimated 4.5 Burning fossil fuels is not just driving climate change, it is also generating an air pollution crisis that is wiping trillions of dollars from the world economy every year.

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'Prophetic action': Christian groups divest from fossil fuels and call for low-carbon Covid-19 recovery

Business Green

More than 40 faith groups across 14 countries have today jointly announced their divestment from fossil fuels while calling on decision-makers to ensure that bailouts and recovery packages handed out in the wake of the pandemic do not empower polluters.

How Fossil Fuels Are Being Used To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

R-Squared Energy

In Part I of my interview with James Rockall, the CEO of the World LPG Association , we discussed the major global problems associated with indoor air pollution caused predominantly by cooking. He explained how liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a cleaner alternative to many of the fuels used in developing countries. And so, it’s very much a fuel which goes everywhere.

Air pollution returns to ?normal,? as new study shows EVs save $10,000 each in health costs

Charged

Air pollution in China has climbed back to pre-pandemic levels, and scientists say the same will probably happen in Europe soon. The rapid rebound in air pollution and coal consumption levels across China is an early warning of what a smokestack industry-led rebound could look like,” said CREA Lead Analyst Lauri Myllyvirta. Highly polluting industries have been faster to recover from the crisis than the rest of the economy.”.

How Much Do Electric Vehicles Help in Reducing Pollution?

The Environmental Blog

Foregoing fossil fuels, these vehicles are charged directly through a power outlet, generating no harmful emissions, and offering savings in the long run, despite their higher initial price. The question remains, however, how much do they actually help in the reduction of pollution?

Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE

Envirotec Magazine

A seemingly world-first collaboration is bringing recycled and reusable PPE visors to UK health workers and NGOs in the Dominican Republic. ” The post Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE first appeared on Envirotec.

Tom Steyer: A Pandemic Is No Time to Pander to the Fossil Fuel Industry

GreenTechMedia

There has been a long-raging dispute in private investing circles over whether investing in fossil fuel energy is either wise from a societal viewpoint or profitable from a private one. And that’s what fossil fuel investing has become over the last 10 years.

Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

Envirotec Magazine

Talking Trash critically analysed voluntary commitments from the ten biggest plastic polluters (Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mars Incorporated, Mondel?z The Coca-Cola Company is the biggest plastic polluter in the world, with a plastic footprint of 2.9

How Does Climate Change Impact the Brain?

Green Living Guy

Clean Air Clean Water Climate Change Climate Resiliency Conservation global warming green living pollution brain impact carbon emissions Environment fossil fuels healthMany humans believe that we can outsmart climate change.

The World Health Organization’s new air quality guidelines ‘could save millions of lives’

Grist

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization, or WHO, published an update to its air quality guidelines — the international rubric that sets non-binding standards for safe levels of air pollution for the world’s countries. pollution would jump from 82 to 96 percent.

Investigation: Majority of Directors of World’s Top Insurance Companies Tied to Polluting Industries

DeSmogBlog

Just over half of all directors at 30 of the world’s largest insurance companies have affiliations to polluting companies and organisations, reveals an investigation by DeSmog, including several individuals holding senior roles at some of the world’s largest energy companies.

Less that one per cent of global aid spent on air pollution projects, despite escalating health crisis

Business Green

million people die as a result of air pollution every year, but governments are still spending more supporting fossil fuel projects than they are tackling dirty air. Over 4.2

How the Coronavirus Helps Renewable Energy and Hurts Fossil Fuels

Green Market Oracle

The importance of replacing fossil fuels with renewables is significant. A report commissioned by the Guardian found that replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy could curb the rise in global temperatures by reducing CO2 emissions by 70 percent by 2050.

Oil Spills Illustrate the Dangers of Fossil Fuels

Green Market Oracle

Here are few examples of oil spills that illustrate the dangers of fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is driving feedback loops that include both melting permafrost and sea level rise.

UN hails end of leaded petrol as 'huge milestone for global health and our environment'

Business Green

Leaded petrol is no longer officially being sold or used anywhere in the world, in a move hailed by the UN as "a huge milestone for global health and out environment" and an exemplar of successful multilateral efforts to phase out harmful fossil fuels.

EPA Clean Air Panel Chair Dismisses His Oil Industry Ties, Slams Harvard Study on Air Pollution and COVID Risks

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 11 mins The head of a federal committee tasked with advising the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) on air quality science recently disparaged a new Harvard study examining the link between air pollution and coronavirus fatalities across the country.

Air pollution on track to exceed limits at 4 out of 5 Breathe London sites

Envirotec Magazine

The two cars have been driving London’s streets, measuring air pollution, since 2018. The new data confirms a concerning trend: Air pollution across the capital remains dangerously high. which is linked to a wide range of adverse health effects. Health guidelines.

Stricter Air Pollution Laws Needed, Says Coroner in Ella Kissi-Debrah Inquest

DeSmogBlog

A coroner is calling for national limits on air pollution to be reduced to match World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and made enforceable by law. Air pollution had never been identified as a cause of death in the UK until this point. Fossil fuels are killing us’.

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4 Ways COVID-19 Disposables Will Affect the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Comparing before and after photos, most people thought that reduced air pollution may have only been COVID-19 pandemic ’s redeeming quality. Plastic pollution brings a host of environmental problems, with many ending up in landfills for, possibly, eternity. Incineration = Air Pollution.

BP Challenged On Adverts That 'Mislead Consumers' Over Polluting Portfolio

DeSmogBlog

The challenge, filed today by legal campaign group ClientEarth, is the first time a complaint has been made about a fossil fuel company’s alleged greenwashing under international corporate rules.

Climate Policy Is Health Policy: Understanding Policy Effects On Health, Climate, And Jobs With A Powerful Online Modeling Tool

Energy Innovation

By Sarah Spengeman and Surili Patel, Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity, American Public Health Association. The vast majority of the pollution that damages human health is produced by burning fossil fuels to power our homes, cars, and businesses.

Investigation: How the Meat Industry is Climate-Washing its Polluting Business Model

DeSmogBlog

A study published in Science last year found that even if emissions from fossil fuels ceased right away, projected eating habits would make it impossible to keep global average temperature rises to 1.5C.

Research: 3.1 million school children in England exposed to harmful air pollution

Business Green

London Mayor calls for increased air pollution measures as new analysis reveals that London school children are four times more likely to be exposed to PM2.5. which exceed limits recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to the London Mayor's office.

How farmers and seaweed can help tackle ocean pollution

Business Green

When it comes to ocean health, the work of convincing farmers to ditch their synthetic fertilizers can't happen fast enough. We're bringing them in as formal employees and providing health insurance.".

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Trump and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Green Market Oracle

The fossil fuel industry has known this for decades. Trump's politics are powered by dirty energy and his administration is filled with fossil fuel advocates. The Trump administration eschews science to serve the interests of the fossil fuel industry.