Can Biden keep his promise to make farms climate friendly?

The president-elect will have to overcome major obstacles, including some of his own advisers and campaign proposals.
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Beer unsold during Australia's COVID-19 lockdown has been turned into renewable energy

Instead of going to waste, some expired ales and lagers in the state of South Australia have been serving a new purpose: powering a water treatment plant.

Washington Post climate quiz

Time to see if you've been paying attention to The Washington Post's climate-related coverage. If you have, this quiz should be an easy A.


How Dole plans to eliminate food waste by 2025

The company generates huge amounts of waste from the parts of the fruit it doesn’t use. In the next five years, it’s hoping to find new ways to repurpose it all.

Water is an under-used weapon in climate change fight, UN says

With water use rising by 1% a year, cutting down could help curb climate-heating emissions, says World Water Day report.

Renewable natural gas? Yes, it’s a thing, and now Philly residents can get it

As of this month, Philadelphians can choose a cleaner option: gas produced in landfills, known as biogas.

India plans bio-gas plants to tackle toxic pollution, but experts skeptical

India is planning to set up more than 100 bio-gas plants and provide thousands of framers with machines to dispose of crop stubble in a bid to halt the choking crop-burning pollution that blights the country every winter.

Fearing for its future, a big utility pushes ‘renewable gas,’ urges cities to reject electrification

The utility's plan would mix a small amount of biogas with its main product - natural gas - to keep its pipelines running in a state that's aiming for zero emissions.

Boulder, Longmont look to offset emission with renewable natural gas

Cities across Colorado, and along the Front Range in particular, are beginning to invest in biogas infrastructure.

What really happens to the organic waste you put in your compost bin

In many communities, residents are asked to separate food waste into bins for municipal composting. Here's a closer look at what actually gets composted and how, what happens to the rest, and where it all ends up.

Could renewable natural gas be the next big thing in green energy?

For decades, small-scale biogas systems have collected methane from landfills, sewage plants, and farms. Now, in Europe and the U.S., the growth of this renewable form of natural gas is taking off as businesses capture large amounts of methane from manure, food waste, and other sources.


Factory farm manure energy is a very shitty idea, new paper says

"A real clean agricultural revolution would include only 100 percent clean and renewable energies and not methane-producing, smog-forming biogas."

With state's help, Kern dairies turn cow manure into clean energy

Don't hold your nose: Methane from cow manure at local dairies has taken on new value as both a clean-burning fuel and a greenhouse gas to be harnessed.


ISGP's "The Forum" Podcast: Gas line bling

Anaerobic digestion describes the process of using microorganisms to break down food and animal waste, generating biogas as a result. Learn how biogas can be used as a renewable source of heat and energy, as well as hurdles hindering broad implementation.

Fighting climate change by tackling food waste

One-third of all food worldwide ends up in the garbage, with industrialized countries contributing the most. A new foodsharing platform wants to help tackle the impact this has on our climate.
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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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