Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

27/11/2022

Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

Billionaire’s companies helped Rosneft trade with sanction-hit Venezuela and continued to ship Russian oil since Ukraine invasion

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BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

11.16.2022

BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

Just across the water from the COP27 summit, a plant recently owned by BP is pumping contaminated water into the ocean—and has been doing so for decades

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Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

10.31.2022

Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

HSBC has committed to contribute up to $1 trillion in sustainable financing and investment by 2030. But billions of dollars being counted towards this target are in fact helping to fuel the climate crisis

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Qatar World Cup relying on flawed carbon offsets

05.31.2022

Qatar World Cup relying on flawed carbon offsets

SourceMaterial analysis finds problems with the competition’s claims

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The Man Behind the Curtain

06.30.2022

The Man Behind the Curtain

Rainer Sonntag rode a wave of violence to become one of Germany’s leading neo-Nazis. He was also a communist spy—and worked for Vladimir Putin

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‘Battle of science’ rages over Peru glacier

06.03.2022

‘Battle of science’ rages over Peru glacier

A landmark court case raises questions about a German energy giant’s funding for disputed climate research

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Buy low, sell high:  What they don’t tell you about carbon offsets

05.02.2022

Buy low, sell high: What they don’t tell you about carbon offsets

As investors flock to a booming market, middlemen are pocketing cash that is supposed to fight climate change

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Glencore and the Order of Friendship

04.13.2022

Glencore and the Order of Friendship

The trading giant’s lucrative deals with allies of Vladimir Putin

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BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

02.26.2022

BP under pressure over fuel for Russian military

BP may be profiting from Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine through its stake in Rosneft, a major fuel supplier to Russia’s military

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