New tool called 'Vulcan' could help cities better estimate their carbon dioxide emissions

lot of cities have ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But to achieve those goals, they first need to know exactly how much carbon pollution they produce now and where it comes from.

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Climate change solutions: Carbon sequestration using kelp

Running Tide Technologies is using seaweed to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The startup plans to grow significant amounts of kelp and then bury it at the bottom of the ocean.

Highway 413 locks Ontario into a high-carbon future, says Environmental Defence

Research released by Environmental Defence suggests that if Highway 413 is built, it could lead to 17.4 million extra tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 2050.


Adair Turner: Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates?

While rapid technological progress is our best hope for mitigating climate change, today’s living standards in rich countries threaten both catastrophic climate change and local environmental destruction. Responsible consumer choice matters as well.
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Paul Krugman: La verdad sobre el carbón y el clima

Debemos hacer un esfuerzo para ayudar a los trabajadores que saldrán perdiendo en la transición energética
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Enagás sale de su zona de confort

La compañía que preside Antonio Llardén multiplica sus proyectos verdes y se ve como un actor clave en la futura descarbonización de la economía europea.

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Biden cierra su cumbre del clima con la promesa de crear millones de empleos verdes

Pedro Sánchez señala que en 2022 habrá cerrado el 85% de la generación eléctrica de carbón de España y defiende el diálogo con empresas y sindicatos en la transición ecológica.


It was an old apple orchard. Now it could be the future of clean hydrogen energy in Washington state

Billions of dollars are being invested globally in clean hydrogen development. But massive amounts of electricity would be required to make the clean-burning fuel, extracted from water, a building block of the 21st century low-carbon economy.


Canada's main opposition party changes climate change tack, backs carbon pricing

Canada's opposition Conservative Party on Thursday dropped its resistance to carbon pricing and adopted it as part of its own climate plan, reversing a long-held position that could put it at odds with some of its staunchest supporters.

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Gael García Bernal: “La discusión sobre la crisis climática se tiene que llevar a la política”

El actor y director mexicano y la lingüista Yásnaya Aguilar recorren México para exponer la emergencia medioambiental en 'El tema', una serie documental de seis capítulos que se estrena este martes.

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U.K. says its seabed is more valuable for environment than oil

The U.K.’s seabed is more valuable as a carbon sink absorbing pollution from industry than as a source of oil and natural gas, official estimates from the government’s Office for Nationals Statistics show.

Lawsuit foreshadows feud over Biden's social cost of carbon

Red states that sued the Biden administration for tinkering with the estimated cost of emitting greenhouse gases may have fired a premature opening shot in the legal war over the president's climate agenda, environmental lawyers say.


Give Republicans the climate credit they deserve

President Biden's energy agenda, like banning the Keystone pipeline and halting oil and gas activity on federal lands, have given Republicans a lot to oppose in these first 100 days.


Carbon labels on meat items may influence people to care about climate change, finds study

While many of us want to reduce our carbon footprint and help reverse climate change, many simply don't want to bother. But a new study finds that even the most botherless kind of people may actively choose products with a lower carbon footprint if the information was printed on the label.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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