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18 January 2023
The Carbon Con
The world’s biggest companies, from Netflix to Ben & Jerry’s, are pouring billions into an offsetting industry whose climate claims appear increasingly at odds with realityRead on
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Zahawi played active role in offshore-linked lender
UK Conservative chairman did not disclose involvement with company led by Matt Hancock’s brother
‘They came at night’: Armed men at Disney forest project razed farmers’ homes
Coffee growers say Peru authorities demolished houses on a conservation site generating millions of dollars in carbon credits for US entertainment giant
UK minister’s tax claims under scrutiny for offshore loan
Gibraltar lending to party chairman Nadhim Zahawi uncovered by SourceMaterial ‘doesn’t make economic sense’
Total’s Congo offsetting project ‘snatched our land’
Farmers say oil giant’s tree-planting scheme has barred them from their fields and threatens livelihoods.
Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades
Billionaire’s companies helped Rosneft trade with sanction-hit Venezuela and have continued to handle Russian oil since the outbreak of war in Ukraine
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
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
‘Battle of science’ rages over Peru glacier
A landmark court case raises questions about a German energy giant’s funding for disputed climate research