Greenpeace News

Climate Activists Petition for Carriers in California to Reveal Fossil Fuel Insureds

More than 60 environmental, consumer and social justice organizations on Thursday delivered a petition to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara seeking what is believed would be the first regulations in the nation requiring insurance companies to disclose the fossil fuel …

New York Says Exxon’s Climate Change Proxy Costs May Be a `Sham’

New York’s top cop told a judge that an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s public statements about climate change uncovered “significant evidence” the oil giant may have misled investors. In a court filing Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman …

Time Running Short to Avert Worst Effects of Climate Change

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 …

Will Energy Firm Executives Be Sued for Ignoring Climate Change?

Environmental groups said executives of coal, oil, gas and other “fossil fuel” companies could be held liable and risk lawsuits if they support groups that deny climate change and resist policies to fight it. In the current legal environment, however, …

Greenpeace Charges Big Name Brands Sourcing from Polluting China Firms

Some of the world’s leading clothing brands rely on Chinese suppliers that pollute rivers with toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals banned in Europe and elsewhere, the environment group Greenpeace said on Wednesday. Adidas, Nike, Puma, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Abercrombie and Fitch and …