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How Shareholder Activism is Forcing Corporate Change over Climate Crisis

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Fears UK Could ‘Cheat’ as Climate Change Excluded from Brexit Watchdog Remit

By Megan Darby, Climate Home News The UK government has excluded climate change from a proposed post-Brexit green watchdog, raising concerns about enforcement of climate laws when the country leaves...

Brexit Pushing Ireland Towards US Fracked Gas, Putting Climate Commitments at Risk

Environmental groups have united in opposing a massive new terminal that would receive fracked gas from the US in a protected area on Ireland’s...

Introducing Empire Oil: A DeSmog UK Special Investigation

The UK likes to brag about its credential as a global climate leader. But a new DeSmog UK investigation reveals that beneath the green...

‘Black Gold’: Mapping London’s African Oil Hub

A little-known network of London-based oil and gas companies tied to international tax havens and operating in the shadow of major industry players are...

Taking AIM: London’s Wild West Stock Market

The London Stock Exchange’s history and reputation is one reason the city is viewed as a great global financial centre. But while the main...

Exposed: The Elite ‘Boys Club’ Running London’s Opaque Oil Network

In the summer of 2008, as the price of oil peaked to a record high, a polar explorer and a group of City bankers...

Announcing The Narwhal, Canada’s Independent Media Solution

Congratulations to our long-time colleagues Emma Gilchrist and Carol Linnitt, who are launching The Narwhal today to continue to advance more constructive conversations about energy...

Shale Gas Mogul Tops UK Rich List Despite Fracking Fails

The Sunday Times Rich List is often used as a barometer of a nation's economic dynamism. So news that this year's list is topped...

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