What is carbon capture, usage and storage - and can it trap emissions?

Technology that can keep carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere and stoking global heating will be essential to tackle the growing climate crisis, experts say. But how does it work, and why will it make a difference in fighting climate breakdown?

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Will mining be the sleeping giant of Yukon greenhouse gas emissions?

The Yukon government's new climate change strategy does little to address greenhouse gas emissions from the cornerstone of the territory's economy - mining.


China's carbon neutral pledge could curb global warming by 0.3°C: researchers

President Xi Jinping's pledge that China will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 is the most significant climate policy move for years and, if achieved, could curb likely global warming by 0.2-0.3 Celsius this century, researchers said.

Whitmer climate change order aims for carbon-neutral state by 2050

Citing a rising threat to public health and the environment, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed an executive order battling climate change, aiming to make Michigan's economy carbon-neutral by 2050.


Climate crisis: What Trump's environmental rollbacks mean for global warming

A new analysis from the Rhodium Group finds Trump's rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions: 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 2035.


Walmart sets 2040 goal of zero emissions - with no offsets

Corporate climate commitments often involve paying into environmental projects to make up for an inability to truly achieve a clean footprint. The retail giant just set the bar higher.

Protesters occupy Swiss square demanding action on climate change

Up to 400 protesters occupied a square near the Swiss National Bank and parliament in Bern on Monday, as leaders of a group that has also targeted banks including Credit Suisse said they sought to highlight government inaction on climate change.

Oxfam study: World's richest 1% responsible for 15% of carbon emissions

In the last quarter-century, the wealthiest 1% of the world were responsible for more than twice the carbon pollution than were the poorest half, new research showed Monday.

Scott Morrison's target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions is missing one thing

Scott Morrison has made a big pledge to Australians about cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but there is one thing missing: a deadline.


No sector untouched by plans to cut EU carbon emissions by 55 per cent

Measures currently envisaged by member states would lead to close to a 40 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030, according to the EC. This means that there will be a need for a sweeping overhaul of European member state climate change targets, likely to include national energy plans.


Annual plastic waste could reach 53m tons by 2030

In a new modeling study published in the journal Science, ecologists monitoring pollution in aquatic ecosystems have voiced their concern, saying more needs to be done to reduce emissions.


Which countries have a net zero carbon goal?

The 2015 Paris Agreement set a global goal (couched in legalese) to reach net zero emissions in the second half of the century. An increasing number of governments are translating that into national strategy, setting out visions of a carbon-free future. Is it enough?


Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

Portable emissions-free "power plants" could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company's light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.


‘China is willing to contribute more’: Beijing signals carbon neutrality intent

China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country's foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders.


South Africa aims to reach net zero emissions in 2050 - while still burning coal

The South African cabinet has approved a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, but it still plans to burn coal on this date.

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