Carbon Emissions – GBRI
 

The world’s livestock industry is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions and is one of the leading contributors of climate change. Not only that, consuming too much meat negatively impacts people’s health and well-being. Livestock is also responsible for other problems such as water pollution and antibiotic resistance. A new analysis from the investor […]

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The US regularly features among the top polluting countries in the world and is responsible for a huge chunk of carbon emissions globally. Under Obama administration, a number of efforts were taken to limit these emissions like increasing vehicle fuel economy standards in 2011 and introducing the Clean Power Plan in 2015. Now with Trump administration’s […]

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World’s second largest mining company, Rio Tinto, is in the process of selling its coal mines in an effort to give up coal and focus on better assets. The company is on the lookout for buyers for the remaining of its coal mines in Australia. While many miners are bullish on coal, the world’s dirtiest […]

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According to a new report, Exxon Mobil, Gazprom and Coal India release more carbon dioxide than any other companies while also factoring in consumers who use their fuels. It also said that over the last three years, emissions from the top 250 emitters have been flat, although to fulfill the terms of the Paris agreement, they need […]

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An international food awareness organization- ProVeg- plans to meet with policy makers and delegates at COP23 to bring their attention to the fact that carbon emissions from the livestock industry exceed those from the transport sector. Despite being one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse emissions, agriculture has not been on the agenda at any previous UN […]

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Climate change is warming our Earth like never before. Among the major factors that contribute to global warming is rapid deforestation of our rainforests. Now a new project led by Conservation International is attempting to reverse deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by planting 73 million trees covering around 70,000 acres of land. If all goes according […]

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Scientists are warning that since we’ve been unable to limit our greenhouse emissions contributing to global warming, large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere will be needed by the 2030s in order to keep climate change in check. New methods to capture and store emissions- like planting more forests and pumping carbon underground- […]

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In order to improve the city’s air quality and keep pollution levels in check, Copenhagen Mayor suggested a ban on all new diesel cars entering the city’s environmental zone by 2019. He said that the ban will be welcomed by an increasing number of Copenhageners suffering from respiratory illnesses. About 80 people, primarily older or frail, […]

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One would think the best way to lower our carbon footprint would be to invest in renewables, plant more trees, give up meat, drive less and walk more, and recycle stuff as much as possible. But according to a new research, the best way to cut greenhouse emissions and tackle climate change is to have […]

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