“To fix climate change, fix the obesity and starvation epidemics, reports say”

“The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics — obesity, starvation and climate change — and it needs to do it fast before the planet is “burning,” according to a report released Sunday… Read More

“Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem”

“Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? One answer is they are immensely useful to humankind, and despite problems… Read More

“Climate change research produced reasons for concern and hope in 2018”

“The past year brought multiple extreme events to the US, including devastating wildfires to California and deadly hurricanes on the east coast. These are the types of extreme weather events that a 2018 study by Noah Diffenbaugh, the… Read More

“Exxon asks EPA to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas”

“The big picture: Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is the primary component of natural gas and is sometimes purposefully or inadvertently leaked in the production and transport of the fuel, as well as when drilling for oil. The… Read More

“Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit”

“Leaders from nearly 200 countries, including the United States, are at a big climate conference in Poland this week. They are struggling to agree on rules for how to meet their national promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… Read More

“Germany Just Unveiled Its Plan to Fight Plastic Waste”

“Germany is taking a stand against “throwaway society.” On Monday, Svenja Schulze, the nation’s environmental minister, unveiled a new five-point plan to decrease the amount of plastic waste Germany produces.” https://futurism.com/the-byte/plastic-waste-reduction-germany

“We have the tech to tackle climate change now–here are the next steps”

“The world has a tiny window of time to change course to avoid the worst-case scenario of climate change in the future–from global food shortages and catastrophic fires and floods to mass deaths from extreme temperatures. The good… Read More

“Canada passed a carbon tax that will give most Canadians more money”

“The federal carbon pollution price will start low at $20 per ton in 2019, rising at $10 per ton per year until reaching $50 per ton in 2022. The carbon tax will stay at that level unless the… Read More

“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