Sixteen municipalities in Puerto Rico have filed a lawsuit against Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and other fossil fuel giants, accusing them of colluding to conceal their products’ contribution to climate change. By misrepresenting the risks of fossil fuels to the public, the suit argues, the companies made Puerto Rico more vulnerable to hurricanes like Maria and Irma.
To clean up London’s automobile-related air pollution, the city will expand its “Ultra Low Emission Zone" to cover all 600 square miles of the Greater London area. The move marks the zone’s second expansion since it was introduced in 2019, and city officials say it’s helped halve air pollution in central London.
Canada released its first-ever national climate adaptation strategy last week, along with $1.2 billion to help implement it over the next five years. IThe 56-page document calls for society-wide collaboration in five priority areas: disaster resilience, health and well-being, nature and biodiversity, infrastructure, and the economy and workers.