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Iran, Venezuela and other U.S. foes fight coronavirus amid American sanctions 2.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

As the coronavirus spreads, the Trump administration resists pressure to ease sanctions on countries fighting the disease.

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Coronavirus: Airlines ‘entering danger zone’ 29.3.2020 BBC: Business
A group of 38 MPs calls on the chancellor to support airlines during the coronavirus crisis.
Not Even a Pandemic Can Stop Trump From Pushing Fossil Fuels 23.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During the partial government shutdown that started in December 2018 and became the longest in US history, the fossil fuel-friendly Trump administration plowed ahead with its “energy dominance” agenda. As about 800,000 federal workers went without paychecks, the […]
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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry 16.3.2020 BBC: Science
Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.
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Courts slow Trump's agenda to open public lands to oil and gas drilling 13.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump's push to expand drilling on public lands is being blunted by lawsuits challenging its haste and disregard for public input

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Editorial: We've entered the coronavirus economy 10.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The stock market sell-off Monday was, on the surface, a reaction to an oil price war beteeen Saudi Arabia and Russia. But the trigger was coronavirus.

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Oil plunges in Asia as producers start price war 9.3.2020 BBC: World
Failure of oil cartel Opec and ally Russia to agree to supply cuts has seen prices crash more than 20%.
Guyana election: US concerned over 'electoral fraud' 6.3.2020 BBC: World
Diplomats say vote counting in the South American country "lacked credibility and transparency".
Guyana election: Two main parties declare victory as tensions rise 6.3.2020 BBC: World
The country's two main political parties declared victory after the 2 March vote.
Deserted oil wells haunt Los Angeles with toxic fumes and enormous cleanup costs 5.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Hundreds of unplugged oil wells puncture the urban landscape of Los Angeles. But the city has been reluctant to use its full powers to ensure cleanup and protect the public.

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Trump credits Gardner in deal to boost conservation, national parks maintenance 5.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote more than a $1 billion a year to clear a growing maintenance backlog at national parks.
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Guyana votes amid high hopes over oil discoveries 2.3.2020 BBC: World
The economy of one of South America's poorest nations is expected to grow more than 80% this year.
Along a scenic highway, a road map of California's hope and anxiety 1.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Up and down State Route 33, which runs from Ventura to Stockton, rural Californians fear for the future.

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Judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse lands in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming 29.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump administration illegally curtailed public comment.
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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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Climate change: Pressure on big investors to act on environment 27.2.2020 BBC: Science
Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.
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Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons controversial oil drilling plans 25.2.2020 BBC: Business
Environmentalists say it is a "huge win" for safeguarding the seas of the Great Australian Bight.
Fossil fuel money is toxic for some L.A. council candidates 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

L.A. City Council candidates are refusing to accept campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies and their executives — and criticizing rivals who won't make the same promise.

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Editorial: No, a trillion more trees and baby-step oil company reforms won't fix global warming 24.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The trillion trees initiative to reduce global warming is like someone trying to lose a lot of weight by taking daily walks without changing the daily diet.

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