greenhouse gases

Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Air travel emits about 10 times more emissions than taking to the rails.
Scotland Is on Track to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year, Slàinte Mhath!

Scotland Is on Track to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year, Slàinte Mhath!

United Nations scientists have warned that most countries are on track to totally botch the climate goals needed to curb catastrophic global warming. But there’s at least one bright spot.Read more...
Carbon Tax Won’t Be Necessary Due to Technology, Mnuchin Says

Carbon Tax Won’t Be Necessary Due to Technology, Mnuchin Says

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. World leaders, influential
Carbon Dioxide Reached a New High in Humanity's Existence

Carbon Dioxide Reached a New High in Humanity's Existence

We’re not even through the first month of 2020, and we already broke the record for the day with the most carbon dioxide in all of human history. Read more...
Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

Angela Merkel Says Fight Against Climate Change ‘Matter of Survival’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s worried about the growing conflict between young campaigners for a cleaner planet and those who reject global warming.
The World Was Supposed to Eliminate This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Hit a New High Instead

The World Was Supposed to Eliminate This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Hit a New High Instead

The world’s quest to reduce an extremely potent greenhouse gas isn’t going as well as we thought it was, according to a new study. HFC-23, known as fluoroform, is a greenhouse gas that has 12,000
Threat of U.S.-Iran War Eases, For Now: Weekend Reads

Threat of U.S.-Iran War Eases, For Now: Weekend Reads

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Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

The country’s plight has put a global focus on the connection between fossil fuels and climate change.
Climate Tops Germany’s 2020 Agenda With Merkel Legacy at Stake

Climate Tops Germany’s 2020 Agenda With Merkel Legacy at Stake

Germany’s long and growing list of outstanding climate goals are among the top priorities on the government’s agenda this year and threaten to tarnish Chancellor Angela Merkel’s legacy if left

While Trump Pushes Fossil Fuels, Coal Plants Keep Closing—and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall

Across the U.S. economy, emissions that cause climate change fell an estimated 2% in 2019, according to a report from Rhodium Group. It was wholly due to cuts in the electricity sector.
Carbon Dioxide Could Make It Harder to Think

Carbon Dioxide Could Make It Harder to Think

Climate change is ruining our air quality and contributing to a public health catastrophe. But there’s more. Researchers are warning in a new paper that the very greenhouse gas that’s driving most of
Scientists Urge the World to Plan for Peak Meat

Scientists Urge the World to Plan for Peak Meat

Abandoning meat isn’t easy. Believe me: I ate a beefy-ass bolognese for lunch yesterday and later munched on some chicken wings. Unfortunately, the meat industry is a growing source of carbon
Europe’s Industry Behemoths Back Green Deal Ahead of Key Summit

Europe’s Industry Behemoths Back Green Deal Ahead of Key Summit

The European Union’s biggest business leaders threw their weight behind a plan to make the bloc climate-neutral, a commitment that could be adopted at a leaders’ summit this week.
Nancy Pelosi Vows To Cut Greenhouse Gases Without Trump

Nancy Pelosi Vows To Cut Greenhouse Gases Without Trump

A congressional delegation led by Nancy Pelosi told the UN climate conference in Madrid that the U.S. will take action on greenhouse gases and engage with other countries regardless of Trump’s
Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better

Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better

UK supermarkets are handing out more plastic now, not less.
Even Good News Comes With Bad News

Even Good News Comes With Bad News

We’re long past the era of having nice things, and that’s doubly true when it comes to the climate. So it’s fitting that even on a day when there’s a bit of good news about coal’s decline, we also

This Bill Gates-Backed Startup Discovered a Way to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 20%

Clean energy startup Heliogen has found a way to generate heat over 1,000 degrees Celsius without using fossil fuels.
Greta Thunberg needs to cross the Atlantic again. Here are her options

Greta Thunberg needs to cross the Atlantic again. Here are her options

Traveling by some kinds of boats may be three to four times more harmful than getting on a plane.
GM, Toyota Side With Trump in Emissions Battle With California

GM, Toyota Side With Trump in Emissions Battle With California

General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plan to back President Donald Trump in a contentious battle with California officials over automobile emissions rules, splitting
Climate Alarmists Propose Feeding Cows Seaweed to Reduce Methane in Farts

Climate Alarmists Propose Feeding Cows Seaweed to Reduce Methane in Farts

Environmentalists intent on finding new ways to reduce so-called greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change have proposed a novel method: feed cows seaweed to diminish methane in flatulence,