Europe is pumping less gas as demand rebounds, leaving a gap Russia is filling

Natural-gas supply shortfalls have led to record prices for the fuel and for electricity, leading to fears of a shortage and spotlighting European efforts to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.
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HP, Procter & Gamble, Nespresso join 'Climate Pledge' to cut emissions

Computer maker HP, coffee giant Nespresso and consumer goods conglomerate Procter & Gamble are among the latest companies to join a global corporate pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.
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Colorado will try "intensity targets" to slash emissions from oil and gas

Colorado air quality regulators will move forward with a controversial, first-in-the-nation rule to curb greenhouse gas releases from oil and gas operators based on the intensity of emissions relative to their production.

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The promise of carbon-neutral steel

A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.
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Could feeding cows seaweed make climate-friendly steaks?

Though cows emit less methane when they eat red seaweed, it can only be part of the solution to cleaning up the polluting beef and dairy industry.
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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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Pew research survey finds people around the world see climate change as a major threat

The Pew survey also found that the two largest greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and China, get low marks from other countries for their climate policies.
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Are Iran's actions sufficient for adapting to climate change?

Climate change has been a major environmental concern for decades, and international agreements have required countries, including Iran, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use fossil fuels. However, some experts believe that our country's actions in this area have been insufficient.

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Mike Schreiner: Affordable housing can help us tackle the climate emergency

One result of the housing affordability crisis in Ontario is that people are forced to move further and further away to find an affordable place to call home. That means longer commutes, more cars on the road, and more urban sprawl.

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Reporting on the climate crisis: ‘For years it was seen as a far-off problem’

Paul Brown, the Guardian's former environment correspondent, was warning of the consequences of climate change nearly four decades ago, from the mid-1980s, as scientists began to raise the alarm over greenhouse gas emissions and their potential impact.

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Experts clash over cost of carbon

An academic debate over a key metric for greenhouse gases is heating up, just as a high-profile courtroom battle is scheduled to begin.

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Ask me about ... gassy cows, leaking wells and other adventures in measuring methane

Amy Townsend-Small, an associate professor of environmental science at the University of Cincinnati, has been studying the second-most abundant greenhouse gas emitted through human activities for over a decade.

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Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report

Global greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four years, coal and gas-fired power plants must close in the next decade and lifestyle and behavioural changes will be needed to avoid climate breakdown, according to the leaked draft of a report from the world's leading authority on climate science.

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A look at the “unequivocal” impact of climate change on Michigan

The effects of a rising climate are being felt all over the world, and Michigan is certainly no exception.

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A city of water: Experts explain how climate change impacts Pittsburgh’s infrastructure

As the climate crisis hastens, many experts believe Pittsburgh — at the center of the Rust Belt — will be a part of something new: the “waterbelt."

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

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

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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