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    Costa Rica Powered by Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

    Costa Rica Powered by Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

    Costa Rica aims to have net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and if it’s energy production in 2019 is a sign of things to come, then it is well on its way to that goal. The small Central American nation produced the most electricity in its history during the month of May and nearly 100 […]

    5 Questions About Agricultural Emissions Answered

    5 Questions About Agricultural Emissions Answered

    By Aleksandra Arcipowska, Emily Mangan, You Lyu and Richard Waite Agriculture provides a livelihood for billions of people every day and feeds all of us. Yet food production has significant impacts on the environment through deforestation and water pollution. It’s also a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. As countries work to cut their emissions […]

    Will the U.S. Be a Dystopian Hellscape in 2100 if Emissions Keep Rising?

    Will the U.S. Be a Dystopian Hellscape in 2100 if Emissions Keep Rising?

    By Kristy Dahl Last week, UCS released Killer Heat, a report analyzing how the frequency of days with a dangerously hot heat index — the combination of temperature and humidity the National Weather Service calls the “feels like” temperature — will change in response to the global emissions choices we make in the coming decades. […]

    The Environmental Cost of Amazon’s Prime Day

    The Environmental Cost of Amazon’s Prime Day

    The demand for faster and faster delivery times reveals the dark side of summertime’s Black Friday. And, it’s not just Amazon getting in on the action and promising absurdly quick deliveries. Walmart, eBay and Target all offer bargains on fast, free shipments. “The time in transit has a direct relationship to the environmental impact,” said […]

    Australia Sets New Record High for Emissions Pollution

    Australia Sets New Record High for Emissions Pollution

    Australia’s love affair with fossil fuels has it setting new records for carbon emissions, year after year, and seeing a decline in renewable energy sources, according to new research from Ndevr Environmental, an emissions-tracking organization, as the Guardian reported. Once again, Australia set a new record for its greenhouse gas emissions, which was fueled by […]