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Biomass is promoted as a carbon neutral fuel. But is burning wood a step in the wrong direction?

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Thick dust has been filling the air and settling on homes in Debra David’s neighborhood of Hamlet, Carolina del Nord, ever since a wood pellet plant started operating nearby in 2019. The 64-year-old said the pollution is...

Why does a carbon dioxide shortage matter so much to the UK economy?

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Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of industrial production, but it has a wide range of uses across numerous industries: from cooling nuclear power plants and extending the life of packaged fruit and vegetables, to surgica...

Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, i dati mostrano

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August was another record month for global wildfire emissions, according to new satellite data that highlights how tinderbox conditions are widening across the world as a result of the climate crisis. The Copernicus A...

UK carbon dioxide shortage could force farmers to cull pigs

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Britain’s pig farmers are the latest casualty of the worsening energy crisis which threatens to trigger a shortage of carbon dioxide used across the food and drinks industry. Rocketing gas prices have caused a Europe-...

Asos targets net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in ethical push

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Asos will target net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and will aim to match the general population in gender and ethnic diversity among its leaders as the fast fashion company responds to shoppers’ rising demand for ethi...

World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

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The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into rock started has running, the companies behind the project said on Wednesday. The plant, named Orca after the Icelandic word “o...

Massive Attack call for government plan to cut live music’s carbon emissions

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A plan to ensure the live music industry meets climate targets needs to be urgently introduced by the government, according to the band Massive Attack, which commissioned a report on carbon emissions in the music busi...

Shipping giant Maersk spends £1bn on ‘carbon neutral’ container ships

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The world’s biggest shipping company is investing $1.4bn (£1bn) to speed up its switch to carbon neutral operations, ordering eight container vessels that can be fuelled by traditional bunker fuel and methanol. The Da...

Big oil coined ‘carbon footprints’ to blame us for their greed. Keep them on the hook

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Personal virtue is an eternally seductive goal in progressive movements, and the climate movement is no exception. People pop up all the time to boast of their domestic arrangements or chastise others for what they ea...

The Amazon is now a net carbon producer, but there’s still time to reverse the damage

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The Amazon acts as a vital organ for our entire planet. The largest rainforest in the world, it provides an important function to both the Earth’s water and carbon cycles. The region, home to abundant and highly diver...

Offsets being used in Colombia to dodge carbon taxes – report

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Forest protection carbon offsets that may have no benefit to the climate have been used by polluters to avoid paying carbon taxes in Colombia, secondo un rapporto. Nel 2016, a levy of about $5 (£3.60) was introduced ...

How to win over those who will lose most from a global carbon tax

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In his classic book, The Logic of Collective Action, the late great Mancur Olson explained that the hardest policies to implement are those with diffuse benefits and concentrated costs. Olson’s argument was straightfo...

Global carbon dioxide levels continued to rise despite pandemic

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The data is in: carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit 419 parts per million in May. The levels have now reached the dangerous milestone of being 50% higher than when the industrial age began – and the average ra...

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% di 2030

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A court in the Hague has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared to 2019 livelli, in a landmark case brought by Friends of the Earth and over 17,000 co-plaintiffs...

Trials to suck carbon dioxide from the air to start across the UK

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Climate-heating carbon dioxide will be sucked from the air using trees, peat, rock chips, and charcoal in major new trials across the UK. Scientists said the past failure to rapidly cut emissions means some CO2 will n...

Ethereum cryptocurrency to slash carbon emissions

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Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin, is just “months” away from shifting its underlying infrastructure to a new model that would slash its carbon emissions a hundredfold, the project has announce...