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Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017.

Trump’s war on science is being led by a climate change denier who compared carbon dioxide pollution to ‘poor Jews under Hitler’

Trump is considering a new climate review panel that would be led by a 79-year-old physicist who thinks carbon dioxide is good for the planet.
Earth from space looks blue thanks to all of its water.

Past generations created a climate crisis for Millennials and Generation Z. Today marks 30 years of inaction.

If we don't transition away from fossil fuels, future generations could face trillions of dollars in costs. If those in power fail to take action now, as many have in the past, they will be responsible for the debt and changed world they leave future generations.
The solar road in Jinan, China.

China could beat the US in a race to get solar power from highways

Two Chinese companies are working to build affordable highways made of solar panels, which would generate power for cities. It will be no easy feat, but similar projects in the US are facing even more challenges.
A worker carries a flotation device that keep the solar panels above water.

China’s latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

In Anhui, China, two giant solar farms — one of which will go online in May — are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.
Xinyi photo-voltaic power station on August 21, 2016 in Songxi, China.

There’s new evidence that fossil fuels are getting crushed in the ongoing energy battle against renewables

China is the world's largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the sector, a 31% increase over 2106.

Rick Perry argued that more fossil fuels could reduce sexual assault in Africa

"When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts," Perry said.

Harvard researchers have found evidence that Exxon misled the public on climate science

A new study shows Exxon acknowledged the reality of climate change in internal documents and academic papers, but promoted doubt about global warming in public.

There’s a 95% chance the world will warm beyond a crucial tipping point — here’s what that means

A 2-degree Celsius rise is often considered the tipping point beyond which climate change becomes catastrophic. It's what the Paris Agreement aims to prevent.

Britain will ban all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

The British government published a plan to stop all sales of new petrol and diesel after the deadline, in common with France.