Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

Help Support EcoWatch

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint, Reduce Your Impact on Climate Change

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint, Reduce Your Impact on Climate Change

Worried about how you might be contributing to global warming in the face of the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online calculator that you can use to estimate your household's annual emissions and find ways to cut them.

The IPCC's recent report presents further evidence that humans are causing climate change and that some impacts are accelerating faster than expected. Since the Industrial Era, humans have had an increasing effect on climate, in large part by adding billions of tons of heat-trapping greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the EPA says.

Credit: Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

The calculator takes about 15 minutes to enter all the data. To get the most accurate results, the EPA recommends gathering your recent electric, gas and/or oil bills in advance so you can use real numbers rather than estimates. The calculator will give advice on reducing emissions. 

In an ad released by Republican Voters Against Trump, former coronavirus task force member Olivia Troye roasted the president for his response. Republican Voters Against Trump / YouTube

Yet another former Trump administration staffer has come out with an endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden, this time in response to President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

Climate Group

Every September for the past 11 years, non-profit the Climate Group has hosted Climate Week NYC, a chance for business, government, activist and community leaders to come together and discuss solutions to the climate crisis.

Read More Show Less

Trending

A field of sunflowers near the Mehrum coal-fired power station, wind turbines and high-voltage lines in the Peine district of Germany on Aug. 3, 2020. Julian Stratenschulte / picture alliance via Getty Images

By Elliot Douglas

The coronavirus pandemic has altered economic priorities for governments around the world. But as wildfires tear up the west coast of the United States and Europe reels after one of its hottest summers on record, tackling climate change remains at the forefront of economic policy.

Read More Show Less
Monarch butterflies in Mexico's Oyamel forest in Michoacan, Mexico after migrating from Canada. Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images

By D. André Green II

One of nature's epic events is underway: Monarch butterflies' fall migration. Departing from all across the United States and Canada, the butterflies travel up to 2,500 miles to cluster at the same locations in Mexico or along the Pacific Coast where their great-grandparents spent the previous winter.

Read More Show Less
The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony on Sept. 17 introduced ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners, each intended to make people "laugh then think." Improbable Research / YouTube

The annual Ig Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research for scientific experiments that seem somewhat absurd, but are also thought-provoking. This was the 30th year the awards have been presented, but the first time they were not presented at Harvard University. Instead, they were delivered in a 75-minute pre-recorded ceremony.

Read More Show Less

Support Ecowatch