“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

“How Atlanta plans to get to 100% green energy by 2035”

“Like any other city, Atlanta is woven with power lines, trams and buses. The electricity that makes Atlanta run comes mostly from coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. Only 6% to 8% comes from renewable sources. “Obviously, going… Read More

“Thousands of seaweed pods will replace single-use plastics at the London Marathon”

“Typically, the aftermath of a marathon is a sea of plastic waste. But in an effort to make the event more sustainable, the London Marathon will replace thousands of plastic water bottles with edible seaweed pouches this year…. Read More

“Climate Change Is ‘Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced,’ Author Says”

“This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. If you want to hear some alarming facts about climate change, Bill McKibben has them. He writes in his new book that as… Read More

“Chipotle Workers Go Through 375 Million Gloves Per Year. This Company Is Turning Them Into a Useful Product”

“Every time you order a burrito, you probably don’t think much about the plastic gloves your tortilla-roller wears. But millions of these gloves end up in the trash every year, which has a serious impact on the environment…. Read More

“UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids’ lives, future”

“Around 12 million of the most affected children live in and around the powerful river systems which regularly burst their banks, UNICEF’s Dhaka spokesman, Jean-Jacques Simon, told the AP. “In the big cities … thousands of children arrive… Read More

“One overlooked way to fight climate change? Dispose of old CFCs.”

“AT CITY WASTE Recycling in Accra, Ghana, owners Jürgen Meniel and Vivian Ahiayibor mostly focus on plastics and metals, but they also reclaim refrigerants from old equipment. Several years ago, they learned of a large cache of unused… Read More

“UCLA researchers discover cost and time efficient method to recycle water”

“UCLA researchers designed a water vapor capture system that could purify industrial wastewater and agricultural runoff three times more efficiently than existing methods. The study, published in the April issue of Science Advance, was led by Yongho Sungtaek… Read More

“Japanese utilities turn away from coal plans amid green energy boom”

“Japanese utilities are turning away from new coal-fired power projects in the country amid tighter environmental regulations and increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers. Osaka Gas last week pulled out of plans to build a… Read More

“Nevada and Washington pass 100% clean electricity bills”

“Nevada and Washington have both passed legislation aiming for 100% carbon-free electricity in the future, becoming the fourth and fifth states to pass such bills. Nevada’s bill requires 50% renewable electricity by 2030, with a goal of 100%… Read More