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Heathrow-Sponsored ‘Lounge’ at Labour Conference Draws Criticism

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With Manchin’s Permitting Reform on Ice, Mountain Valley Pipeline Again Faces Uncertain Future

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) pulled the plug on his permitting reform bill on Tuesday, ending what would have been a major overhaul of bedrock...

Hydrogen Lobby Targeting Labour Conference with ‘False Solutions’, Say Campaigners

LIVERPOOL, UK – Gas companies and hydrogen lobbyists are using the Labour Party’s annual conference to push “false solutions to the climate crisis”, according...

What the Climate Movement Can Learn From Collective Trauma Healing

Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who played a key role in brokering the Paris Agreement, was renowned for using every conceivable ruse to...

DC Protests Highlight US Climate Opposition to Manchin Deal, World Bank Head

Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., dozens of activists rallied in two separate but related protests against what they see as climate science denial —...

How Climate-Friendly is Liz Truss’s Cabinet?

The dust has barely settled on the Conservative Party leadership race and the new UK government has already begun confirming many climate campaigners’ worst...

Renewed Tensions Hit Drive to Reform Opaque Trade in Carbon Offsets

The world’s largest certifier of carbon offsets has criticised an initiative to improve governance in the notoriously opaque sector, saying draft reforms are so...

Italy’s Lurch to the Right Raises Risk of Fossil Gas Lock-in

This story is part of a DeSmog series on the influence wielded by the gas lobby in Europe and was developed with the support...

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