Democrats are trying to negotiate with members who have outright opposed or expressed reservations about a methane emissions fee.
Domestic livestock and manure produce more than 30% of the methane in the US. Cutting emissions has become a top priority for sustainable agriculture.
The United Nations Environment Programme estimates the milestone will save $2.45 trillion a year for the global economy.
President Joe Biden has pledged to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% from 2005 levels by 2030.
A new study found US cities are under-reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. Cities emit three-quarters of all greenhouse gases produced by fossil fuels. Researchers say a standardised method of measuring emissions is needed to address climate change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US cities are significantly […]
BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to corporate leaders Tuesday pressing them to disclose concrete climate change plans. Companies’ plans should help eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Fink wrote. “I urge companies to move quickly to issue them rather than waiting for regulators to impose them,” he […]
Even if the world were to stop emitting greenhouse gases right now, the Earth would keep warming for centuries, a new study shows. The researchers suggest sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing it underground – a solution known as carbon capture and storage. That’s considered a type […]
The White House barred a federal intelligence agency from submitting written testimony about the harmful effects of climate change, according to the Washington Post. The testimony, prepared by the US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, predicted that greenhouse gas emissions would contribute “significant” and “possibly catastrophic” harm to […]
Madrid recently enacted a ban on older cars, which prohibits them from entering the city center without a private parking spot and advanced registration. By 2020, older diesel and petrol cars won’t be allowed to enter the city center at all. The new regulations represent a larger trend of restricting […]
Renewable energy sources aren’t enough to eliminate the harmful effects of climate change, Bill Gates wrote in a recent blog post. To prevent climate-related disasters such as floods, drought, and extreme temperatures, the world must focus on five “grand challenges,” Gates said. While electricity is the largest single source of […]
The world will see catastrophic effects of climate change if temperatures climb to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. These effects include extreme heatwaves, severe droughts, the death of coral reefs, mass extinctions, sea-level rise, and more. We’re on track to hit that 1.5-degree temperature […]
An energy startup called Pivot Bio raised $US70 million for its genetically modified bacteria, which help cut down on the use of nitrogen fertiliser. In addition to using up energy and polluting rivers and streams, nitrogen fertiliser releases a greenhouse gas that’s 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. With […]
Monthly average atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have topped 410 ppm for the first time in more than 800,000 years, according to recent research. There’s good reason to think this will have disastrous effects on human health. CO2 levels will dramatically increase pollution levels and related diseases, cause extreme weather events […]
The United States doesn’t excel at everything – in fact, it’s among the world leaders in many dubious categories. We found 11 maps that show how other countries are beating the US. The US has room to improve when it comes to education scores, employee rights, and energy consumption. The […]
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