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December 22, 2017

For Exxon, a Year of Living Dangerously

Exxon faced setbacks this year as it fought in court to stop climate fraud investigations by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. Lately, however, both sides have dialed back the rhetoric. Is something about to change?

Trump Halts Funding for Offshore Drilling Safety Study

The Trump administration has stopped funding a National Academy of Sciences study aimed at improving how regulators enforce offshore oil and natural gas drilling safety. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it would decide within 90 days whether to resume funding.

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

Steve Berman, an attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 1990s, has set his sights on another target: representing Oakland and San Francisco in their lawsuit against five of the world's most powerful oil companies for helping cause climate change.

Algae Growth Speeds Up Greenland's Melting

Climate change-induced algae growth is making the Greenland ice sheet melt faster, accounting for 5 to 10 percent of total ice sheet melt each summer, a new study says. Algae makes the ice sheet less reflective, causing it to absorb more of the sun's heat and melt more rapidly.

December 21, 2017

As Snow Disappears, Dogsled Racers Trade Skis for Wheels

In Northern Wisconsin, a father and daughter have been running sled dogs for more than 25 years. As climate change makes the snow less reliable and starts to transform their sport, they're finding it easier to talk dogs rather than politics, and weather rather than climate. This is the latest chapter in our Finding Middle Ground series.

December 20, 2017

California Sues Trump Administration Over Methane Rules

California's Attorney General has sued the Trump administration for suspending regulations to help curb methane emissions. The suit claims the Bureau of Land Management acted irresponsibly when delaying an Obama-era rule capping methane leaks at oil and gas wells.

December 19, 2017

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