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March 3, 2021 Greenpeace Ranks US Grocers for Plastic Reduction Efforts

Source: Treehugger

A new report by Greenpeace, called "Shopping for Plastic: The 2021 Supermarket Plastics Ranking," explores efforts that major food retailers are making to reduce plastic usage in their stores and ranks them accordingly.

February 11, 2021 People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers

Source: The Guardian

People traveling on subway systems in major US cities are being exposed to unsafe amounts of air pollution, with commuters in New York and New Jersey subjected to the highest levels of pollution, research has found.

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.

February 3, 2021 American Cities Are Way Underreporting Their Carbon Footprints

Source: Wired

The study using Vulcan...found that, on average, officials are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions by 18.3 percent. If you were to extrapolate that discrepancy to all the cities across the United States, the potentially...

November 9, 2020 Tackling Financed Emissions: Introducing Science-Based Targets for Financial Institutions

Source: ISS Governance

Disclosing a clear and measurable target for emissions reductions serves to hold companies accountable to their commitments. In the current climate, the corporate world is increasingly held responsible for its impacts on the...

October 12, 2020 Scientist Maps CO2 Emissions for Entire US

Source: SciTech Daily

Map features greenhouse gas emissions across the entire US landscape at high space- and time-resolution with details on economic sector, fuel, and combustion process.

September 25, 2020 Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea levels and might cause humanity to 'give up ... New York'

Source: Fox News

If the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement are not met, the Antarctic ice sheet will melt, resulting in global sea levels rising to the point where humanity will have to "give up ... New York," according to a new study.

September 4, 2020 Wyoming says carbon capture can save its coal plants. The Portland utility that owns them is skeptical.

Source: AP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a...

August 3, 2020 41 States Have Reduced Their Carbon Emissions While Growing Their Economies

Source: Good News Network

Reducing carbon emissions while increasing gross domestic product is not only possible, but is already happening in almost every state in America, according to a new report.

April 1, 2020 Yes, Electric Cars Are Cleaner, Even When The Power Comes From Coal

Source: Forbes

A new study by the universities of Exeter and Cambridge in the UK and Nijmegen in the Netherlands has concluded that electric cars lead to lower carbon emissions overall, even if electricity generation still relies on fossil fuels

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