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IN THE COURTROOM, CLIMATE SCIENCE NEEDS SUBSTANCE—AND STYLE

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Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:36am

CHEVRON WOULD LIKE you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron extracts from the ground, refines, and sells. In fact, Chevron believes all this so hard that today its lawyer said so, in a federal court in San Francisco. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Yup. They’re right.

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Volkswagen Executive Gets Max Sentence Of 7 Years For Role In Emissions Scandal

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Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

A former Volkswagen AG executive received the maximum sentence on Wednesday of seven years in prison and a $400,000 fine for his role in the company’s emissions scandal.

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California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

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Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

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Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017 As Coal Burning Increases

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Mon, 11/13/2017 (All day)

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are surging again after staying flat for three years, climate scientists reported on Monday, a sign that efforts to rein in planet-warming gases still have a long way to go.

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Exxon Mobil ‘Misled’ Public On Climate Change For 40 Years, Harvard Study Finds

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:51pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of climate change for four decades, a new Harvard University study finds.