INTERNATIONAL

We've had Corporate Personhood for a decade...what about ecosystem personhood?
Oil and gas companies are getting nervous about an increased push worldwide for laws governing the rights of nature.
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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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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.
Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

A lawyer who has represented Indigenous peoples fighting Chevron for decades of pollution is now being prosecuted himself.
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Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

Amy Westervelt interviews the documentary filmmakers about "Invisible Hand," their new film exploring the "Rights of Nature" movement.
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RWE's Tagbau Hambach coal mine, Germany. (Credit: Joanie Lemercier)

Computer-aided Destruction

As climate accountability expands to include the tech sector, are software providers like Autodesk responsible for how their products are used? At what point does sustainability marketing become greenwashing?
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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

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Decades after drilling in the Amazon, the oil production waste Texaco left behind continues to sicken Indigenous communities.
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.
Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

Oil Industry Links in Donziger Contempt Trial

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A lawyer who has represented Indigenous peoples fighting Chevron for decades of pollution is now being prosecuted himself.
Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, Co-founders of Public Herald

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Amy Westervelt interviews the documentary filmmakers about "Invisible Hand," their new film exploring the "Rights of Nature" movement.