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Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

Budget airline easyJet unveiled its roadmap to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and it’s perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t include: carbon offsetting.  In its Monday announcement, the airline said it was ending its offsetting program for flights booked beginning in January, 2023 and focusing its investments instead on Sustainable Aviation Fuel […]

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    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    The U.S. bitcoin industry produces as much climate pollution every year as 6 million internal combustion cars and three times more than the country’s biggest coal plant, concludes a new report from multiple environmental groups. The global share of energy-intensive bitcoin “mining” in the U.S. has increased by more than an order of magnitude since […]

    Australia Failed to Protect Torres Strait Islanders From Climate Change, Violating Their Rights, UN Says

    Australia Failed to Protect Torres Strait Islanders From Climate Change, Violating Their Rights, UN Says

    In a landmark ruling, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found that the Australian government failed to take timely and adequate measures to protect Indigenous Torres Strait Islanders against the adverse impacts of climate change and, by doing so, violated their rights. The Committee found the government had “violated their rights to enjoy […]

    U.S. Ratifies First Climate Treaty in 30 Years

    U.S. Ratifies First Climate Treaty in 30 Years

    The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty Wednesday that could prevent half a degree Celsius — or a full degree Fahrenheit — of global warming by 2100.  The legislative body voted 69 to 27 to approve the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The agreement, which has been ratified by 137 other countries so far, would […]