"The United Nations climate conference in Scotland has become a venue for world leaders and business executives to pretend they are taking action on climate change without following through, the climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday."
Journalism & Media
"Ahead of a key city council vote on a $28.5 million water pact with Google, the city of The Dalles filed suit in state court Friday in an effort to keep the tech giant’s water use a secret."
"Oil companies and the banks that finance them are making empty promises – and getting credit for them too".
"Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes online is likely acutely aware of the seemingly endless ocean of climate change denial content swirling across social media. But the vast misinformation maelstrom is largely being churned out by less than a dozen publishers."
"Protesters gathered around Glasgow, where the United Nations climate conference was held, calling for urgent actions from world leaders in the fight against the climate crisis."
"Beginning in 2019, the EPA stopped releasing crucial toxics reports. Even agency staffers have a hard time accessing them."
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