Bitcoin billionaires want to bring back woolly mammoths. Here’s how

A number of bitcoin billionaires and a genetics professor want to bring back the woolly mammoths in order to reverse climate change. Stop me if this sounds like the plot of a blockbuster science fiction movie.

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for "immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.

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Climate change: Lord Deben says street lights not needed in rural areas

Street lights should not be installed in rural areas where people could use a torch instead, an influential climate adviser said.

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Largest U.S. biofuels producer pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

POET, the largest biofuels producer in the United States, says it is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050, making it the latest company to pledge to reduce its carbon footprint to fight climate change.

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Methane: What′s the big deal?

With much of the climate conversation centered around cutting carbon dioxide, less attention is paid to a more potent, less common and sometimes smellier greenhouse gas: methane.
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Hitachi beefs up net zero strategy with ambitious new supply chain goals

Global technology and engineering giant Hitachi has announced it is to strengthen its net zero strategy by extending its goals for carbon neutrality to cover its entire value chain.

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Is fighting poverty compatible with fighting climate change?

The amount of energy required to provide decent living standards for the entire world's population is a fraction of the annual energy budget compatible with keeping climate change within 1.5 °C of warming, a new study suggests.

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China should stop building more coal power plants soon, climate change think tank says ahead of Glasgow summit

China has shrunk its coal power projects pipeline by 74 per cent since committing to the Paris Agreement on climate change, but it should do more to curb new construction, according to a think tank that has called for a total ban on new projects.

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Federal election 2021: where parties stand on climate and environment issues

Canadians who watched the English-language leaders' debate learned little about the differences between the climate policies of Justin Trudeau's Liberals, Erin O'Toole's Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh's NDP and Annamie Paul's Greens. Here's what the federal election debate missed.

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Environmental pollution law receives boost to tackle climate change

Efforts by Singapore to tackle climate change and noise pollution will get more teeth, with changes to a law governing environmental pollution passed in Parliament this week.

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How to end the American dependence on driving

To fight climate change, cities need to be designed with much more walking, biking, and public transit use in mind.
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The Climate Museum is the first of its kind in the U.S. - and it’s on a mission

Rather than building an explicitly educational space or a climate-art gallery, Miranda Massie has created a museum that aims to make people feel that collective action is both possible and necessary, and the only hope we have of saving the planet.

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What is carbon pricing? Could it clean Utah’s air and cut emissions?

Some Utah GOP lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts want to pursue instituting carbon pricing that would impose fees on businesses that pollute the air and then give the revenue back to the state’s taxpayers. Would it work? Is it politically possible in conservative Utah?
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Biden's proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger.
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U.S. airlines to support higher target for sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 -sources

Major U.S. airlines plan to announce on Thursday that they will back a voluntary industry target of 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel in 2030 as the White House looks to reduce aviation sector emissions, sources told Reuters.
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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

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Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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