“Book a Flight and This App Will Offset Your CO2 Emissions for Free”

“Flying doesn’t come cheap—for your wallet or the planet. If you’re taking a round-trip, economy-class flight from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX), for example, you’re adding more than 1,200 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere, per… Read More

“Capturing carbon, once a fringe idea, may be key to fighting climate change”

“Despite decades of warnings from climate scientists, the world is still struggling to cut down its CO2 emissions, the main driver of climate change. But a handful of researchers and private companies are trying to fill in some… Read More

“Carbon offsets: Worth buying to fight climate change?”

“If you’ve ever booked a flight with an airline like Air Canada or WestJet, you might have been offered a chance to pay money to “offset” the carbon emissions from your flight. But what exactly does that mean?… Read More

“Marine microbes: Small but mighty at capturing carbon”

“Averaging a life span of just a few days, 30 million marine microbes would fit in a shot glass, 100 in the width of a human hair. These organisms are tiny – just a single cell – but… Read More

“Reducing Embodied Carbon and Operational Emissions in Buildings”

“Last week, at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft announced it is the first large corporate user of a new tool to track the carbon emissions of raw building materials. Microsoft is piloting the tool,… Read More

“Offsetting Just One Coal Plant’s Emissions Requires a Maryland-Sized Forest”

“If we want to have a fighting chance of keeping the planet’s average temperature within 2-3 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels, the policy platforms have traditionally emphasized a two-pronged strategy: technology that can power civilization without emitting harmful… Read More

“Lyft makes its trips carbon neutral in bid to fight climate change”

“The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it will pay for a range of environmentally beneficial projects to compensate for the emissions from the millions of car journeys it provides every week. The tactic, known as carbon… Read More