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WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

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The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to tackle dirty air and save millions of lives. In the first update for 16 anni, the guideline limit for the most damag...

‘It’s a reality’: Biden calls for urgency in California as climate crisis fuels wildfires

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Joe Biden travelled to California on Monday to survey wildfire damage as the state battles a devastating fire season that is on track to outpace that of 2020, the state’s worst fire season on record. The president is ...

Harvard University will divest its $42bn endowment from all fossil fuels

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Harvard will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels, the university’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced late on Thursday. Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s vast endowment of almost $4...

The Guardian view on fossil fuels: a very long way to go

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The switching on of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage plant, in Iceland, is a glimmer of hope in a bleak climate landscape. The amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by this new machine wil...

XR protesters tell UK government: ‘stop the harm’ of fossil fuels

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Extinction Rebellion protesters rallied outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday, demanding an end to investment in fossil fuels. The “stop the harm” march brought XR together wi...

Portland gunfight fuels alarm over growing use of weapons at rallies

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A gunfight in Portland, Oregon, last week is intensifying concerns over escalating violence during contentious rallies in the city, as far-right demonstrators and anti-fascist counter-protesters have repeatedly faced ...

Caldor fire levels northern California town as dry weather fuels blazes

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Few homes were left standing in Grizzly Flats, California, the small northern California forest town leveled by the Caldor fire on Tuesday. Streets in the town of about 1,200 people were littered with downed power lin...

‘The fire moved around it’: success story in Oregon fuels calls for prescribed burns

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The Bootleg fire stampeded through southern Oregon so fiercely that it spit up thunderclouds. But when the flames approached the Sycan Marsh Preserve, a 30,000-acre wetland thick with ponderosa pines, something incred...

Tucker Carlson fuels the Maga mindset with fawning trip to authoritarian Hungary

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“In the last few nights in Budapest,” mused Tucker Carlson, US rightwing media star, “I’ve run into a number of Americans who have come here because they want to be around people who agree with them, who agree with yo...

‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

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The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis. This backing ...

Harvard represents reason and science. So why hasn’t it divested from fossil fuels yet?

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On display in every corner of the Harvard University campus, carved in stone, students find a shield with three books and the inscribed school motto: “Veritas.” Latin for truth. Ah yes, truth. The word rolls easily o...

Adams hat-trick fuels Lions win but Covid chaos puts tour on brink

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Pressing ahead with the 2021 Britannico & Irish Lions tour was always going to be a calculated risk but its ongoing viability is now teetering on the brink. This is a potentially strong Lions squad but, despite this ...

Volvo to build steel cars without fossil fuels by 2026

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Volvo plans to build cars using steel made without fossil fuels by 2026, as part of a deal that could significantly reduce the carbon emissions from manufacturing its vehicles. The Swedish carmaker and compatriot stee...

Leading investors urge governments to end support for fossil fuels

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Investors controlling $41tn (£29tn) in assets have called for governments around the world to end support for fossil fuels and set targets for rapid reductions in carbon emissions to limit the damage from global heati...

Republicans pledge allegiance to fossil fuels like it’s still the 1950s

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Joe Biden may be pressing for 2021 to be a transformational year in tackling the climate crisis, but Republicans arrayed in opposition to his agenda have dug in around a unifying rallying theme – that the fossil fuel ...

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