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UK Government-Owned Investor Using Hundreds of Millions of Aid Money to Finance Fossil Fuels...

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Ineos-Owned Grangemouth Oil Refinery Should Be Refused £500m Bailout, Say Green Groups

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Understanding Overlapping Corporate Disinformation Campaigns is Critical to Telling the Full Story About Science...

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COP25: Polluting Companies Blamed for Slow Progress at UN Climate Talks

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Analysis: How Exxon Is Being Forced To Accept The Reality Of Bad Fossil Fuel...

Read time: 8 minsLast August, ExxonMobil warned that it may need to remove 20 percent of its oil and gas proved reserves from its books....

UN-Approved ‘Green’ Investors Funding UK Airport Expansion Bids

Investors in all of the UK airports planning to expand are members of a UN-backed green investment scheme, a DeSmog investigation has found, highlighting...

Mining Company and Climate Science Denier MP Lobbied Government Against Household Coal Ban

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