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Big Oil, Big Profits, Big Brother
The multi-billion-dollar digital services Microsoft provides to the oil and gas industry could help delay the energy transition — and threaten worker privacy.
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Autodesk Is Screening Out Its Biggest Climate Critic
French artist Joanie Lemercier has publicly challenged Autodesk to stop selling its design software to fossil fuel companies.
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In 'Dutch vs. Shell' Case, Fossil Fuel's Future Is on Trial
In a groundbreaking climate case, 17,000 Dutch citizens and several environmental groups are suing a major oil firm at The Hague.
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The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

Humanity’s survival will be “impossible” without the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement and achieving “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050, as the incoming Biden administration has pledged, says Antonio Guterres in an exclusive interview.
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Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Steven Donziger may stand trial on criminal contempt charges without his own lawyer to represent him, after the judge denied his requests to postpone the case.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. (Credit: Getty/Michel Porro)

Secret Tribunals and Hand-Picked Arbiters: A Little-known System Undermines Environmental Regulation

Amy Westervelt interviews Marcos Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.
Fires from unlined pits of oil waste in Ecuador create air polluiton. (Photo Carlos Villalon/Newsmakers)

“Like a War on the Environment” —Texaco’s 30 Years in Ecuador

Decades after drilling in the Amazon, the oil production waste Texaco left behind continues to sicken Indigenous communities.
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Blood of the Devil

Blood of the Devil

A brief history of oil colonialism in Ecuador, and what happened in the decades leading up to a landmark lawsuit against Texaco in the 1990s.
Big Oil, Big Profits, Big Brother

Big Oil, Big Profits, Big Brother

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The multi-billion-dollar digital services Microsoft provides to the oil and gas industry could help delay the energy transition — and threaten worker privacy.
Autodesk Is Screening Out Its Biggest Climate Critic

Autodesk Is Screening Out Its Biggest Climate Critic

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French artist Joanie Lemercier has publicly challenged Autodesk to stop selling its design software to fossil fuel companies.
In 'Dutch vs. Shell' Case, Fossil Fuel's Future Is on Trial

In ‘Dutch vs. Shell’ Case, Fossil Fuel’s Future Is on Trial

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In a groundbreaking climate case, 17,000 Dutch citizens and several environmental groups are suing a major oil firm at The Hague.
The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

The “Cycle of Oil as the Key Engine of the World Economy Is Finished,” Says U.N. Secretary General

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Humanity’s survival will be “impossible” without the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement and achieving “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050, as the incoming Biden administration has pledged, says Antonio Guterres in an exclusive interview.
Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Steven Donziger may stand trial on criminal contempt charges without his own lawyer to represent him, after the judge denied his requests to postpone the case.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. (Credit: Getty/Michel Porro)

Secret Tribunals and Hand-Picked Arbiters: A Little-known System Undermines Environmental Regulation

Amy Westervelt interviews Marcos Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.