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Conservative Party-Linked Facebook Page, Canada Proud, a Major Source of Climate Disinformation

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Can Canadian Oil and Gas Really Help Isolate Putin?

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Healthcare Workers Call on Hospitals and Medical Institutions to Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Former Telegraph Editor Charles Moore Quits Climate Denial Group

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EU Parliament Backs ‘Urgent’ Calls to Address Climate Disinformation

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New Scientist Festival Shuns Fossil Fuel Sponsorship After Campaign Pressure

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