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Exxon Climate Fraud Trial Opens Today

Exxon is headed to trial today in a climate fraud case brought by the state of New York, with opening statements expected this afternoon. The New York attorney general says the oil giant used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions. 

U.S. Air Quality Was Improving. Now It’s Getting Worse

After years of decline, air pollution in the U.S. has spiked and may have taken the lives of almost 10,000 additional Americans over a two-year period, according to a new analysis of EPA data. Particulate matter in the U.S. dropped 24% between 2009 and 2016, but increased 5.5% in 2017 and 2018.

Cities Prepare for Climate Risk. Bond Prices May Not Reflect It

Some 70 percent of cities worldwide are already facing the effects of climate change, with many doing what they can to prepare, according to an analysis of global disclosures by the nonprofit CDP. But that reality is not being reflected in local real estate and municipal bond markets, Bloomberg reports.

October 21, 2019

'Tectonic Shift': Swiss Greens Make Historic Gains in Election

Green parties made historic gains in national elections in Switzerland, marking a significant shift in power in the consensus-centred system. The Greens took 13.2% of the vote and Green Liberals took 7.8%. The rightwing anti-immigrant Swiss People's party remained the largest party in parliament.

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