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The Environment / Global Warming

India Won’t Be Giving Up On Fossil Fuels Any Time Soon

Aug 24, 2021 at 10:20 | Haley Zaremba

India’s population is projected to grow to 1.52 billion people by 2036, expectedly surpassing China to be the world’s most populous country around 2031. Despite the fact that…

Controlling The Weather Could Have Serious Global Implications

Jul 28, 2021 at 10:53 | Haley Zaremba

As the world gets warmer, regions around the world are experiencing sweltering heat waves and setting records for high temperatures almost every passing year. This week the Middle…

Emerging Markets Are Racing To Halt The Plastic Pandemic

Jun 29, 2021 at 10:56 | Oxford Business Group

Covid-19 led to a sharp rise in the production of single-use plastics, a significant proportion of which end up in the world’s oceans. With the pandemic gradually being…

Why The World Can’t Quit Fossil Fuels

Dec 04, 2020 at 16:22 | Haley Zaremba

Have the recent pronouncements of the death of oil and reigning renewables been more rhetoric than reality? Yes and no. It’s true that peak oil is now closer…

Carbon Capture Is Going To Become Critical

Oct 15, 2020 at 13:55 | Tsvetana Paraskova

“Reaching net zero will be virtually impossible without CCUS,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a recent report on the role of…

China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming

Sep 30, 2020 at 11:48 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China's success in cutting major air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and primary aerosols likely worsened the climate change effect of the country's rising carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Mining Giant BHP Commits To Carbon-Neutrality By 2050

Aug 28, 2020 at 12:48 | MINING.com

BHP (ASX, LON, NYSE: BHP) is fine-tuning details of a revamped strategy to reduce the company’s operational emissions and its use of diesel, which will set concrete targets…

ExxonMobil & Berkeley Make Major Breakthrough In Carbon Capture Tech

Jul 28, 2020 at 12:01 | Jon LeSage

One of the world’s oil giants sees carbon capture and sequestration as a smart pathway for hitting a number of targets. Scientists from ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence…

Will Working From Home Increase Emissions?

Jul 07, 2020 at 10:48 | Irina Slav

It sounds far-fetched. It sounds counterintuitive. Nevertheless, analysts from the International Energy Agency (IEA) say that the work-from-home trend that the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged may not be as good…

China Drops Energy Efficiency Targets Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Jun 17, 2020 at 10:57 | Vanand Meliksetian

China’s incredible economic expansion has earned it the status of the world’s largest CO2 emitter. While the Asian country’s economy is second only to the U.S.’ its emission of greenhouse…

Why Covid-19 Won’t Kill The Renewable Revolution

May 14, 2020 at 16:17 | Haley Zaremba

“By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths. One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point…

CO2 Emissions Expected To Fall To 8-Year Lows

May 01, 2020 at 09:48 | Irina Slav

The International Energy Agency expects carbon dioxide emissions to decline by 8 percent this year due to the devastation the coronavirus wreaked on energy demand. The agency said in the…

Is Britain’s Climate Change Plan Too Ambitious?

Feb 05, 2020 at 12:42 | Jon LeSage

Great Britain's energy regulator has rolled out a plan that would govern the nation's net zero greenhouse emission target backed by the new prime minister. It emphasizes finding tangible, workable…

What To Expect From The European Green New Deal

Dec 03, 2019 at 15:32 | Nick Cunningham

The European Union is set to ratchet up its climate ambition, overhauling continent-wide regulation aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency is palpable as news of the climate crisis…

Is This The Only Way To Curb Global Warming?

Nov 28, 2019 at 10:54 | City A.M

A new report from the United Nations environment programme (Unep) finds that on current pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2 degree rise. Although G20 nations collectively account for…

U.S. Energy Emissions Rise For The First Time In Half A Decade

Nov 26, 2019 at 16:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Higher natural gas consumption due to extreme summer and winter weather and increased petroleum demand in transportation in a strong economy resulted in the United States reversing in 2018 several…

There’s No Quick Fix To Global Emissions Growth

Nov 20, 2019 at 12:14 | Robert Rapier

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2019. The WEO projects global energy supply and demand through 2040, under three different scenario assumptions: The…

Keanu Reeves: The Perfect Environmental Role Model

Nov 05, 2019 at 16:44 | Michael Kern

It’s time to set a new climate change benchmark. And we’ll call it the Keanu Reeves Factor (KRF). Generally speaking, being a celebrity means having an outsized…

Big Oil Hit Hard By Supreme Court Rejection

Oct 23, 2019 at 09:31 | Irina Slav

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected requests by a number of oil companies to block three lawsuits launched against them by state and local governments for their role in climate…

Is Eating Meat Worse Than Burning Oil?

Oct 22, 2019 at 10:47 | Charles Kennedy

Bad news for meat worshipers. Eating healthy isn't just good for your body--it’s good for the environment, too, according to a series of new studies, suggesting that only vegetarians…

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