“Cities, obsessed with electric cars, overlook simple solutions at climate summit”

“California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week with two jaw-dropping announcements. Not only would California run on 100 percent clean energy within 25 years, but the entire state would… Read More

“Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change”

“In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere… 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

“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on the planet. What if they could be used for good?”

“When Gaurav Sant thinks about how the planet might dodge catastrophic climate change, at the front of his mind are not solar panels or wind turbines or electric cars. It’s cement.” http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-carbon-removal-20180907-story.html

“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

“VW is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for first plant to go electric”

“Legacy automakers are announcing and unveiling new electric vehicles at an impressive pace these days, but there isn’t as much talk about the production volumes of those upcoming EVs. Now VW says that it is planning a capacity… Read More

“Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change”

“LONDON — Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could… Read More

“Do Solar Panels Work? MIT Puts Dollar Amount on Pollution’s Economic Impact”

“In Delhi, India, “there’s never a day without pollution,” says Ian Marius Peters. By his calculations, it’s costing local solar energy users at least $20 million annually.” https://www.inverse.com/article/48492-desolarization-of-smog-wakka-wakka

“Greenhouse Gases Are Bubbling Up From Arctic Lakes That Were Recently Frozen”

“FROM BAD TO WORSE. The bad news: Global warming is thawing Arctic permafrost. And that’s releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The really bad news: It’s happening faster than we previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a NASA-funded… Read More