carbon emissions

Craft Breweries Recapture Carbon to Brew Climate-Friendly Beer

Craft Breweries Recapture Carbon to Brew Climate-Friendly Beer

New technology could produce a better, cheaper beer that’s also good for the planet. Every year, brewers use and buy truckloads of carbon dioxide (CO2) to meet their needs. The greenhouse gas is critical in brewing to give beer its signature fizz. It is also used to transfer beer from tank to bottle/can and to […]

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    Climate Explained: Are We Doomed If We Don’t Curb Carbon Emissions by 2030?

    Climate Explained: Are We Doomed If We Don’t Curb Carbon Emissions by 2030?

    By Robert McLachlan Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Is humanity doomed? If in 2030 we have not reduced emissions in a […]

    New Analysis Shows How Electrifying the U.S. Economy Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs by 2035

    New Analysis Shows How Electrifying the U.S. Economy Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs by 2035

    By Jessica Corbett A report released Wednesday by a new nonprofit—in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic disaster, and calls for a green recovery from those intertwined crises that prioritizes aggressive climate policies—lays out how rapidly decarbonizing and electrifying the U.S. economy could create up to 25 million good-paying jobs throughout the […]

    How a New York Town Has Shifted From a Coal-Powered Economy

    How a New York Town Has Shifted From a Coal-Powered Economy

    The Huntley coal plant in Tonawanda, New York, was once the area’s biggest polluter. But it was also the town’s biggest taxpayer. So when the plant was slated to close, the town was concerned about job losses – not just for company employees, but public sector workers like teachers and paramedics. “Those tax dollars that […]

    Apple Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2030

    Apple Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2030

    The computer and phone giant Apple pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030, following the lead of other tech companies dedicated to mitigating their impact on the climate crisis. Apple’s commitment extends to its massive supply chain, which supplies computers, tablets and iPhones to customers around the world. Apple, which has already achieved carbon neutrality […]

    Now Is the Perfect Time to Rethink Green Transportation

    Now Is the Perfect Time to Rethink Green Transportation

    By Kevin J. Krizek Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise, congestion and pollution. Roads and parking lots devoted to cars take up a lot of land. For example, in Phoenix, Los Angeles and New York City these spaces account for over […]

    Large U.S. Homes Create Bigger Carbon Footprint, New Study Shows

    Large U.S. Homes Create Bigger Carbon Footprint, New Study Shows

    Dreaming of a white-picket-fence home in an affluent suburb? Chances are your carbon footprint will be 15 times larger than your less-well-off neighbor. A new study finds that wealthy Americans living in spacious houses in upscale neighborhoods are responsible for 25% more emissions on average than those living in smaller houses in poorer areas. Rich […]