“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

“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

“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

“Maersk charts course toward sustainable shipping”

“In March, global shipping giant Maersk inched closer to meeting its commitment to go carbon neutral by 2050 with a pilot of a biofuels-powered vessel. Teaming up with Shell and other members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition,… 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

“Burger King’s new Whopper is 0% beef. That’s a big deal.”

“Plant-based meat just went mainstream. Starting April 1, Burger King is selling a new kind of Whopper that it claims is identical in taste to its traditional beef patty, with just one difference: It contains zero beef. No,… Read More

“Chinese electric buses making biggest dent in worldwide oil demand”

“While electric cars are displacing global oil demand at increasing rates, new research shows electric buses are making a much bigger mark overall thus far. Electric vehicles have displaced about 3 percent of total oil consumption growth since… Read More

“Scottish island generates enough power through wind and solar to meet the needs of the community”

“Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification Ltd (CREEL) generated enough power through wind and solar to meet the needs of the community. For almost 20 years, Canna and Sanday’s 18 residents have had to rely on three diesel generators… Read More