California vows to ‘fight this stupidity’ as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules

Governor Jerry Brown calls administration’s proposal to weaken Obama-era emissions rules ‘reckless’ and a ‘betrayal’

‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights

UK thinktank: ban new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, not 2040

Green Alliance says ending UK sales earlier would close climate target gap and halve oil imports

Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief

“Today’s corporations inflict significant negative externalities on the planet,” said Sukhdev. “They need to recognise that responsibility.”

A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet’s dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched. For some, it still does. Even Pavan Sukhdev — recently appointed president of World Wildlife Fund International after a quarter century at ANZ Banking and Deutsche Bank, followed by…

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Why meeting the Paris climate goals is an existential threat to fossil fuel industries

Attacks on climate policies are not really about the science. They’re about the future of fossil fuels. Any program with a reasonable chance of meeting the goals embraced by the 2016 Paris accords is likely to mean drastic changes in fossil energy markets.…

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Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she’s homeless: ‘It’s economic slavery’

Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

Under Thatcher and Blair, it looked unassailable. But now both Britain’s main parties are turning away from unfettered capitalism. By Andy Beckett