Economy & Business

"For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business"

[Sayer Ji] "is one of many anti-vaccine advocates with a business on the side. They promote false claims about the dangers vaccines pose, while selling treatments, supplementals or other services. Their potential market is the roughly 20% of Americans say they do not want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to recent polling."

Source: NPR, 05/12/2021

To-Do List for Climate Change Gas Methane Is Long, Challenging … and Newsy

The climate change gas methane, relatively little controlled but with a global warming potential many times that of carbon dioxide, has been much in the news recently and promises to remain there. The latest Backgrounder helps environmental journalists track the problem by detailing methane’s sources — from oil and gas production, agriculture and landfills — and the politics surrounding its regulation.

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"Leaked Docs: Gas Industry Secretly Fights Electrification"

"In public, Eversource Energy likes to tout its carbon neutrality goals and its investments in offshore wind. But officials from New England's largest utility struck a different tone during an industry presentation in mid-March. Instead of advocating for lower emissions, company officials outlined a defensive strategy for preserving the use of natural gas for years to come."

Source: E&E News, 05/04/2021

Forest Offsets Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into Atmosphere

"Along the coast of Northern California near the Oregon border, the cool, moist air off the Pacific sustains a strip of temperate rainforests. Soaring redwoods and Douglas firs dominate these thick, wet woodlands, creating a canopy hundreds of feet high. But if you travel inland the mix of trees gradually shifts."

Source: ProPublica/MIT, 05/03/2021

Emails Show Oil Lobby Mobilized Dem Governors’ Opposition To Biden Order

"Fossil fuel trade groups in Louisiana and New Mexico rallied Democratic governors in opposition to President Joe Biden’s executive order pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and in offshore waters, newly released emails show."

Source: HuffPost, 04/29/2021

Drought-Hit Calif. To Halt Nestlé From Taking Millions Of Gallons Of Water

"California water officials have moved to stop Nestlé from siphoning millions of gallons of water out of California’s San Bernardino forest, which it bottles and sells as Arrowhead brand water, as drought conditions worsen across the state."

Source: Guardian, 04/28/2021

"Biden's Unlikely New Ally On Climate Change: Corporate America"

"Donald Trump called climate change “a Chinese hoax” and said global emissions goals would be “very hard on our business.” But when the former president pulled the U.S. out of the Paris accord in 2017, there was no celebrating in the C-suite."

Source: Politico, 04/28/2021

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