carbon emissions

States Propose Expanding Highways With Federal Infrastructure Funds Intended to Reduce Emissions

States Propose Expanding Highways With Federal Infrastructure Funds Intended to Reduce Emissions

In November 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package into law, which allocates $1.2 trillion toward infrastructure and was meant to reduce transportation emissions. While the federal government is guiding states to use the funding toward public transit and other improvements, like increased bike lanes, a new report finds that state and local […]

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    UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

    UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

    UPS has said it wants to reduce its carbon footprint. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is testing small, battery-powered cycles for drivers to use in busy cities. UPS is currently testing the electric vehicles, dubbed eQuads, on the bustling streets of New York City. The eQuad is designed to be more efficient and […]

    New Zealand Grandmother Converts Old Honda Into Electric Car

    New Zealand Grandmother Converts Old Honda Into Electric Car

    A New Zealand grandma has found a way to be the change she wants to see in the world. Sixty-three year old Rosemary Penwarden converted an old Honda into an electric vehicle that she charges with home solar panels. “I suppose I should thank the oil companies, like Anadarko, NZ oil and gas, Shell, OMV, […]

    Humans Must Focus on More Than Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Targets, Study Warns

    Humans Must Focus on More Than Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Targets, Study Warns

    Many governments, companies, organizations, and individuals are working to help limit global warming to 1.5°C by minimizing carbon footprints and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But a new study warns that failure to reduce emissions across the board, including methane, hydrofluorocarbons, soot, and other short-lived climate pollutants will cause humanity to miss not only the 1.5°C […]

    Heinz Is Developing a Paper Ketchup Bottle

    Heinz Is Developing a Paper Ketchup Bottle

    Heinz is ready to move on from squeezable plastic bottles into the “Ketchup Bottle of Tomorrow” — a bottle made entirely of sustainably sourced wood pulp. The company announced its partnership with Pulpex to develop a paper bottle for Heinz ketchup. The new bottles will be paper-based, renewable, and recyclable and sourced from sustainable materials, […]

    100+ NYC Streets Will Go Car-Free for Earth Day

    100+ NYC Streets Will Go Car-Free for Earth Day

    The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that the most important thing an individual can do to reduce their climate impact is to stop driving gas-powered cars. So it’s appropriate that New York City is celebrating Earth Day with its largest-ever Car-Free Earth Day.