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Fast Company
1 month ago
Food & drink

How our food choices impact global sustainability

Food systems contribute to emissions and water consumption, impacting global sustainability. [ more ]
Time Out London
1 month ago
London

London is getting a brand-new fleet of electric double-decker buses

London Mayor Sadiq Khan approved a deal with Chinese manufacturer BYD for 100 electric double-decker buses, aiming to reduce emissions and costs. [ more ]
#climate-change
subscriber.politicopro.com
3 months ago
Science

A Rare Greenhouse Gas Comes fromTermite Pesticide?

Sulfuryl fluoride emissions, a little-known greenhouse gas, are significant in the U.S., with a large portion coming from California.
California's use of sulfuryl fluoride for termite and insect treatment is contributing significantly to the gas's global emissions. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Environment

Why Is the US Producing More Oil and Natural Gas Than Ever Under Biden?

2024 likely to be one of the five warmest years on record
U.S. crude oil production at all-time high despite climate action promises [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Environment

California floods, Chile fires: LGBTQ+ collective action can lead on climate change

The COP28 Climate Change Summit agreement included a provision to move away from fossil fuels and aid disadvantaged nations in battling climate change impacts.
The agreed commitment to lower emissions by 10 percent is insufficient to combat climate change according to climate experts. [ more ]
Mail Online
5 months ago
Environment

Scientist who thought climate crisis would kill us says she was wrong

Hannah Ritchie, a data scientist at the University of Oxford, believes that warnings about the climate crisis may have been overblown.
Ritchie points out that emissions per person have remained the same since 2012 and that the notion of a tipping point into oblivion at 2.7F of warming is not supported by evidence. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Johnson backs ordinance to effectively ban natural gas in new buildings

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has expressed support for an ordinance that would all but ban natural gas in new buildings in the city.
Supporters argue that the ban is necessary to fight climate change, while opponents claim it will make power less reliable and more costly. [ more ]
subscriber.politicopro.com
3 months ago
Science

A Rare Greenhouse Gas Comes fromTermite Pesticide?

Sulfuryl fluoride emissions, a little-known greenhouse gas, are significant in the U.S., with a large portion coming from California.
California's use of sulfuryl fluoride for termite and insect treatment is contributing significantly to the gas's global emissions. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Environment

Why Is the US Producing More Oil and Natural Gas Than Ever Under Biden?

2024 likely to be one of the five warmest years on record
U.S. crude oil production at all-time high despite climate action promises [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Environment

California floods, Chile fires: LGBTQ+ collective action can lead on climate change

The COP28 Climate Change Summit agreement included a provision to move away from fossil fuels and aid disadvantaged nations in battling climate change impacts.
The agreed commitment to lower emissions by 10 percent is insufficient to combat climate change according to climate experts. [ more ]
Mail Online
5 months ago
Environment

Scientist who thought climate crisis would kill us says she was wrong

Hannah Ritchie, a data scientist at the University of Oxford, believes that warnings about the climate crisis may have been overblown.
Ritchie points out that emissions per person have remained the same since 2012 and that the notion of a tipping point into oblivion at 2.7F of warming is not supported by evidence. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Johnson backs ordinance to effectively ban natural gas in new buildings

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has expressed support for an ordinance that would all but ban natural gas in new buildings in the city.
Supporters argue that the ban is necessary to fight climate change, while opponents claim it will make power less reliable and more costly. [ more ]
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ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Environment

Biodiversity's importance to sustainable datacentre computing | Computer Weekly

Adding biodiversity to sustainability efforts can help achieve net-zero goals.
Awareness of technology's contribution to emissions, alongside frameworks and reporting, is crucial for sustainability. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

Air pollution from Canada's tar sands is much worse than we thought

Canada's tar sands operations are emitting far higher levels of air pollutants than previously known
Tar sands operations are releasing as much of these pollutants as all other human-made sources in Canada combined [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Cars

Diesel enginemaker agrees to nearly $2 billion in fines with feds and California

Cummins will pay a record Clean Air Act civil penalty of $1.675 billion for fitting illegal software in its diesel engines installed in pickup trucks.
Cummins must recall and repair the non-compliant engine software, extend warranties, and fund ways to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. [ more ]
#london
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Classic car show cancelled due to ULEZ expansion

The Bromley Pageant of Motoring, a classic car show in London, has been canceled due to the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
The ULEZ expansion in August resulted in the show's venue, Norman Park, falling within the ULEZ area, causing attendees to potentially incur a charge to attend the event. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
London politics

Sadiq Khan rejects call to send scrapped Ulez cars to Ukraine

Sadiq Khan rejected a call to send scrapped cars from the Ulez scheme to Ukraine, citing a legal threshold that requires Londoners to benefit.
The Ulez scheme, aimed at reducing emissions, has faced criticism and was a factor in Labour's failure to win a by-election. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
London

Just 2% of Ulez scrappage vans replaced by electric

Only about 2% of vans scrapped under Ulez were replaced by electric vehicles, highlighting the need to boost electric van demand. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Classic car show cancelled due to ULEZ expansion

The Bromley Pageant of Motoring, a classic car show in London, has been canceled due to the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
The ULEZ expansion in August resulted in the show's venue, Norman Park, falling within the ULEZ area, causing attendees to potentially incur a charge to attend the event. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
London politics

Sadiq Khan rejects call to send scrapped Ulez cars to Ukraine

Sadiq Khan rejected a call to send scrapped cars from the Ulez scheme to Ukraine, citing a legal threshold that requires Londoners to benefit.
The Ulez scheme, aimed at reducing emissions, has faced criticism and was a factor in Labour's failure to win a by-election. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
London

Just 2% of Ulez scrappage vans replaced by electric

Only about 2% of vans scrapped under Ulez were replaced by electric vehicles, highlighting the need to boost electric van demand. [ more ]
morelondon
www.newsshopper.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Sadiq Khan faces backlash after blocking scheme to send non-ULEZ cars to Ukraine

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked the request to send non-ULEZ cars to Ukraine due to a legal threshold.
The ULEZ scrappage scheme in London allows motorists to claim £2,000 if they scrap their non-compliant vehicle. [ more ]
Streetsblog
7 months ago
San Francisco

California Can't Be a Climate Leader Until it Stops Building Freeways - Streetsblog California

California is promoting itself as a climate leader at COP28, but continues to build freeways that increase emissions.
Caltrans, the state transportation agency, is facing criticism for failing to disclose carbon impact and contributing to harmful emissions. [ more ]
#climate change
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Europe politics

EU agrees deal to cut emissions from homes and buildings

New EU deal requires new buildings to have no emissions from fossil fuels by 2030
Boilers using fossil fuels will be banned by 2040 under the deal [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Environment

Where the World Is (and Isn't) Making Progress on Climate Change

Emissions from heavy industry are set to become the world's largest source of planet-warming pollution.
The world is on track to heat up roughly 2.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by 2100.
Solar and wind power growth could lead to a decline in fossil-fueled electricity demand and carbon emissions from transportation. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

COP28 Must Address the US Military as World's Largest Institutional Emitter

The Conference of the Parties (COP) has never resulted in substantive solutions for addressing climate change.
The U.S. military industry is a major contributor to climate change through its emissions and environmental damage caused by wars.
COP discussions rarely address the root causes of climate change, such as colonialism and imperialism. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Environment

UN to call on US to slash meat consumption 'to tackle climate change'

The UN is expected to call for a reduction in red meat consumption in Western countries to combat climate change.
Countries like China contribute more to global emissions than the US agriculture industry.
The UN's guidance is not legally binding, similar to the FDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Environment

Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN

The world's emissions-cutting pledges are not enough to curb the effects of climate change, with Earth on track for warming of potentially 2.9C this century.
The UN Environment Programme's annual Emissions Gap report warns that governments need to take more aggressive climate action to prevent catastrophic warming above preindustrial levels.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for dramatic climate action at the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, emphasizing the need to move away from polluting coal, oil, and gas. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

Friday's Global Temperature Breach Is a Canary in the Coal Mine, Scientists Say

Global temperatures surpassed 2°C above preindustrial levels for the first time.
This breach of the 2°C threshold highlights the urgency of addressing emissions.
Allowing warming to exceed 2°C has significant consequences for sea levels, coral reefs, and global poverty. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Europe politics

EU agrees deal to cut emissions from homes and buildings

New EU deal requires new buildings to have no emissions from fossil fuels by 2030
Boilers using fossil fuels will be banned by 2040 under the deal [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Environment

Where the World Is (and Isn't) Making Progress on Climate Change

Emissions from heavy industry are set to become the world's largest source of planet-warming pollution.
The world is on track to heat up roughly 2.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by 2100.
Solar and wind power growth could lead to a decline in fossil-fueled electricity demand and carbon emissions from transportation. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

COP28 Must Address the US Military as World's Largest Institutional Emitter

The Conference of the Parties (COP) has never resulted in substantive solutions for addressing climate change.
The U.S. military industry is a major contributor to climate change through its emissions and environmental damage caused by wars.
COP discussions rarely address the root causes of climate change, such as colonialism and imperialism. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Environment

UN to call on US to slash meat consumption 'to tackle climate change'

The UN is expected to call for a reduction in red meat consumption in Western countries to combat climate change.
Countries like China contribute more to global emissions than the US agriculture industry.
The UN's guidance is not legally binding, similar to the FDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Environment

Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN

The world's emissions-cutting pledges are not enough to curb the effects of climate change, with Earth on track for warming of potentially 2.9C this century.
The UN Environment Programme's annual Emissions Gap report warns that governments need to take more aggressive climate action to prevent catastrophic warming above preindustrial levels.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for dramatic climate action at the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, emphasizing the need to move away from polluting coal, oil, and gas. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

Friday's Global Temperature Breach Is a Canary in the Coal Mine, Scientists Say

Global temperatures surpassed 2°C above preindustrial levels for the first time.
This breach of the 2°C threshold highlights the urgency of addressing emissions.
Allowing warming to exceed 2°C has significant consequences for sea levels, coral reefs, and global poverty. [ more ]
moreclimate change
The Sacramento Bee
7 months ago
California

California may require homeowners to replace broken A/C units with heat pumps starting in 2026

California may require homeowners to replace broken air conditioning units with heat pumps or more efficient HVAC systems starting in 2026.
The goal is to quadruple the number of homes with heat pumps to 6 million by 2030, in line with the state's carbon neutrality goals. [ more ]
#fossil fuels
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Environment

A Climate Summit Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong

Countries are failing to fulfill their promises to cut emissions and provide financial aid to transition away from fossil fuels.
Despite some progress, countries are still burning fossil fuels and emissions are reaching record highs, leading to disillusionment at the climate summit. [ more ]
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Environment

COP28: Nations urged to take 'great leaps' at UN climate conference in Dubai

The UN climate conference in Dubai puts pressure on nations to take urgent action on global warming and transition away from fossil fuels.
This year's climate negotiations come at a pivotal moment, with emissions still rising and 2023 likely to be the hottest year on record.
The conference will focus on assessing progress in curbing global warming and hearing the ambitions of world leaders to combat climate change. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
7 months ago
Environment

What the U.S.-China Agreement Means for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The climate deal between China and the United States highlights the agreement on the importance of renewables but the success of their climate targets will depend on how they address fossil fuels.
The agreement could mark a turning point in international climate efforts and could lead to a decline in global greenhouse gases.
Both the US and China are installing wind and solar, but still heavily reliant on fossil fuels. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Environment

A Climate Summit Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong

Countries are failing to fulfill their promises to cut emissions and provide financial aid to transition away from fossil fuels.
Despite some progress, countries are still burning fossil fuels and emissions are reaching record highs, leading to disillusionment at the climate summit. [ more ]
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Environment

COP28: Nations urged to take 'great leaps' at UN climate conference in Dubai

The UN climate conference in Dubai puts pressure on nations to take urgent action on global warming and transition away from fossil fuels.
This year's climate negotiations come at a pivotal moment, with emissions still rising and 2023 likely to be the hottest year on record.
The conference will focus on assessing progress in curbing global warming and hearing the ambitions of world leaders to combat climate change. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
7 months ago
Environment

What the U.S.-China Agreement Means for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The climate deal between China and the United States highlights the agreement on the importance of renewables but the success of their climate targets will depend on how they address fossil fuels.
The agreement could mark a turning point in international climate efforts and could lead to a decline in global greenhouse gases.
Both the US and China are installing wind and solar, but still heavily reliant on fossil fuels. [ more ]
morefossil fuels
Streetsblog
7 months ago
San Francisco

San Francisco & Caltrans Plan to Widen 280/King Street Off-Ramp - Streetsblog San Francisco

SFCTA held a virtual town hall regarding the 101/280 Express Lanes and Bus Project.
SFCTA seems intent on widening the highway to encourage more driving to San Francisco instead of using Caltrain.
Widening highways does not improve congestion and increases vehicle travel. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

British empire's past emissions double UK's climate responsibility'

The UK's historical emissions, taking into account its colonial history, are almost twice as much as previously believed.
Colonial countries such as India, Myanmar, and Nigeria were significant contributors to the additional emissions due to deforestation.
The issue of responsibility for historical emissions is critical in international climate negotiations and the provision of climate finance to developing nations. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Cars

Motor emissions could have fallen by over 30% without SUV trend, report says

Emissions from the motor sector could have fallen by more than 30% between 2010 and 2022 if vehicles had stayed the same size.
The trend for SUVs has led to an increase in the average size and weight of cars, reducing the rate of energy intensity reductions.
The report calls for governments to place restrictions on vehicle sizes to reverse the SUV trend. [ more ]
WSJ
7 months ago
Environment

Oil-and-Gas Companies Account for Only 1% of Clean-Energy Investment Globally, IEA Says

The fossil-fuel industry is not investing enough in decarbonization, spending just 2.5% of their investment on clean energy.
Oil-and-gas companies should allocate about half of their capital expenditures towards clean energy projects by 2030 to meet the Paris climate agreement target.
Tackling methane leaks in oil-and-gas operations is a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [ more ]
#climate crisis
www.scientificamerican.com
7 months ago
Environment

New Space Station Sensor Can Reveal Hidden Greenhouse Gas Polluters

The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) sensor installed on the International Space Station (ISS) can gather highly detailed observations of greenhouse gas plumes.
EMIT's ability to pinpoint emission sources can be a valuable tool in tackling the climate crisis as greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere increase.
EMIT has prioritized monitoring dust but has also gathered data on greenhouse gases, focusing on methane over carbon dioxide. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

Over 1,000 Oil and Gas Companies Around the World Plan to Expand Infrastructure

Over a thousand fossil fuel companies worldwide are planning to expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity by 162%.
These expansion plans threaten to lock in years of planet-warming emissions and contribute to climate chaos.
To combat climate change, a decline in oil and gas production is necessary, but companies are instead building infrastructure that perpetuates the fossil fuel industry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

Capturing Cop28 chief's oil firm emissions would take centuries study

The oil company of the Cop28 president would take hundreds of years to remove its own emissions using carbon capture technology.
Carbon capture is being promoted as a solution to the climate crisis, but analysis shows it would take the company 343 years to capture all its CO2 emissions for the next six years.
Activists are concerned that the Cop28 president will focus on technical solutions instead of reducing fossil fuel production and emissions. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
7 months ago
Environment

New Space Station Sensor Can Reveal Hidden Greenhouse Gas Polluters

The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) sensor installed on the International Space Station (ISS) can gather highly detailed observations of greenhouse gas plumes.
EMIT's ability to pinpoint emission sources can be a valuable tool in tackling the climate crisis as greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere increase.
EMIT has prioritized monitoring dust but has also gathered data on greenhouse gases, focusing on methane over carbon dioxide. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Environment

Over 1,000 Oil and Gas Companies Around the World Plan to Expand Infrastructure

Over a thousand fossil fuel companies worldwide are planning to expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity by 162%.
These expansion plans threaten to lock in years of planet-warming emissions and contribute to climate chaos.
To combat climate change, a decline in oil and gas production is necessary, but companies are instead building infrastructure that perpetuates the fossil fuel industry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

Capturing Cop28 chief's oil firm emissions would take centuries study

The oil company of the Cop28 president would take hundreds of years to remove its own emissions using carbon capture technology.
Carbon capture is being promoted as a solution to the climate crisis, but analysis shows it would take the company 343 years to capture all its CO2 emissions for the next six years.
Activists are concerned that the Cop28 president will focus on technical solutions instead of reducing fossil fuel production and emissions. [ more ]
moreclimate crisis
WIRED
7 months ago
Environment

Why I'm (Cautiously) Optimistic About COP28

Countries need to close the gap between their targets and policies to drive down emissions.
Ambitious targets to scale up low-carbon technologies, particularly renewable energy, are necessary.
A global phaseout of unabated fossil fuels is likely to be contentious, with some countries in opposition. [ more ]
InsideEVs
1 month ago
Cars

Driving EVs In The U.S. Has A Third Of The Emissions Of ICE, Study Finds

Driving EVs in the US now produces less emissions than most gas cars, showcasing a significant shift from a decade ago. [ more ]
#google
Exchangewire
1 week ago
Marketing tech

Google's Emissions Climb 48%; Merger Agreement Reached for Paramount Global; Privacy Sandbox Testing Finds 33% Decline in CPMs - ExchangeWire.com

Google's greenhouse gas emissions have surged by 48% due to energy consumption for AI products.
Merger agreement reached for Paramount Global involving Skydance Media and National Amusements Inc.
Privacy Sandbox testing reveals a 33% decline in CPMs, with challenges like attribution and measurement still to be addressed. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 week ago
Artificial intelligence

Google's emissions shot up 48% over five years due to AI

Google's emissions rose significantly over five years due to increased AI usage, challenging its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. [ more ]
Exchangewire
1 week ago
Marketing tech

Google's Emissions Climb 48%; Merger Agreement Reached for Paramount Global; Privacy Sandbox Testing Finds 33% Decline in CPMs - ExchangeWire.com

Google's greenhouse gas emissions have surged by 48% due to energy consumption for AI products.
Merger agreement reached for Paramount Global involving Skydance Media and National Amusements Inc.
Privacy Sandbox testing reveals a 33% decline in CPMs, with challenges like attribution and measurement still to be addressed. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 week ago
Artificial intelligence

Google's emissions shot up 48% over five years due to AI

Google's emissions rose significantly over five years due to increased AI usage, challenging its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. [ more ]
moregoogle
www.thelocal.se
3 weeks ago
Business

Why did Sweden's emissions drop in 2023 and what's in store for the future?

Sweden's emissions decreased by 2% in 2023 mainly due to lower industry and electricity sector emissions. [ more ]
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