Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMIn the hot and humid conditions of downtown Dallas, the #Exxonknew ice sculpture - erected by environmental campaigners to suggest the company had known about the science of climate change but had failed to act - did not last too long. [News Source]
Exxon: An inconvenient truth.
Oil price rises above $50 a barrel.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMData suggests the global glut is easing due to the fall in U.S. output and supply disruptions in Canada, Libya and Nigeria. [News Source]
Ikea and Nestle call for new EU laws to cut truck emissions.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMAn alliance of companies including Ikea, Nestle and Heathrow airport have called on the EU to pass new laws cutting truck emissions within two years, to meet promises made at the Paris climate conference. [News Source]
Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMAll mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco report on climate change and world heritage sites after the Australian government objected on the grounds it could impact on tourism. [News Source]
Dong Energy IPO to value windfarm operator at £11bn.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMDanish-based Dong Energy, a major investor in British offshore windfarms, is heading for the world’s biggest stock market flotation so far this year with a price tag for the entire business of 106.5bn kroner (£11bn). [News Source]
Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMThailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, an official said Thursday, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment. [News Source]
Polluters have to pay full cost of emissions after bill passes final hurdle.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMPolluters won't be getting a half-price deal on the cost of their greenhouse gas emissions any longer. [News Source]
Africa’s most vulnerable face an even hotter future.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMAlready home to some of the most environmentally vulnerable populations on the planet, Africa looks to increasingly feel the sting of climate change through more frequent, widespread and intense heat waves. [News Source]
Few Britons have ever heard of ocean acidification.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMA new poll finds that only 20% of Britons have heard of ocean acidification – and even fewer know anything about it. [News Source]
Exxon’s donations and ties to American Geophysical Union are larger and deeper than previously recognized.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMDonations tied to Exxon have totaled more than $600,000 since 2001, and a former Exxon vice president sits on the AGU's board of directors. [News Source]
Donald Trump’s energy plan: More fossil fuels and fewer rules.
Friday May 27th 2016, 10:00 AMSpeaking in North Dakota, at the heart of America’s oil and gas boom, Mr. Trump vowed to restore coal mining jobs and “cancel” the Paris climate change accord. [News Source]