Climate Nexus

Damning New Harvard Study Confirms Exxon Knew It Was Destroying the Planet All Along

ExxonMobil misled the public on what it knew about climate change and its link to fossil fuels, according to a groundbreaking new analysis of the company's internal and external communications.

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Huge Victory: Court Finds Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration must conduct additional environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline, handing a limited victory to Native American tribes fighting the administration's decision to move forward with the project.

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White House Postpones Paris Climate Agreement Meeting - Again

A Tuesday White House meeting on the Paris agreement has been postponed to an as-yet-unspecified later date, the White House confirmed Monday evening.

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Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Trump's EPA Pick Scott Pruitt

All 10 Democratic members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee boycotted a vote on Scott Pruitt's nomination for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wednesday, citing serious concerns over his stances on climate change and pollution regulation, and demanding more complete answers from the nominee on various hot-button issues.

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Trump Nominees Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt Would Be Disastrous for the Environment

Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearings today kick off a busy week on the Hill for environment and climate hawks facing three crucial back-to-back cabinet hearings.

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Rising Temperatures Increase Risk of Megadrought

As the American Southwest grows hotter, the risk of severe, long-lasting megadroughts rises, passing 90 percent likelihood by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, a new study says. If we aggressively reduce emissions, however, we can cut that risk substantially, the authors write.

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Scientists Fear That Earth May Have Just Passed Climate Threshold Permanently (Video)

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return.

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Heat and Carbon Pollution Are Hampering Students' Academic Performance

It’s fall, and all across America, kids are heading back to school. Gone are the carefree days of summer. Returned are the exams that shape students’ futures—from next year’s course load to college graduation.

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U.S. and China Formally Join Historic Paris Climate Agreement

The United States and China formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change Saturday, committing the world’s two biggest emitters to keep warming below 2ËšC, with best efforts to limit warming to 1.5ËšC.

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82,000 Evacuated as 'Once in a Lifetime' Wildfire Shocks California

With more than 25,000 acres still burning, firefighters managed to achieve four percent containment of the Blue Cut fire in California late Wednesday night.

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