carbon emissions

Electric Travel Trailer eSTREAM Announced by Airstream’s Parent Company Thor

Electric Travel Trailer eSTREAM Announced by Airstream’s Parent Company Thor

Thor Industries, the parent company of Airstream, has introduced a new adventure vehicle for eco-minded explorers. The eSTREAM is an electrified travel trailer concept that takes electricity, aerodynamics, and the latest technology into account for its futuristic design. The company unveiled its electric trailer concept at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow. While the design is […]

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    Can Planting Trees Solve the Climate Crisis?

    Can Planting Trees Solve the Climate Crisis?

    Have you heard this one before? “One tree planted for every purchase made.” Chances are, you have, and probably more than once. Trees have become the poster child for demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability, with a constantly growing list of businesses, politicians, and nonprofits rallying around the idea that we can use forests to […]

    Dead Forests Are Dangerous for the Planet — Here’s Why

    Dead Forests Are Dangerous for the Planet — Here’s Why

    Worldwide, dead and decaying wood releases roughly 10.9 gigatons of carbon every year. This is roughly 115% of annual fossil fuel emissions, a new study shows. The research, published in Nature, is the first time that researchers have been able to quantify the contribution of deadwood to the global carbon cycle. “Until now, little has […]

    World’s Largest Carbon Capture Plant Begins Running in Iceland

    World’s Largest Carbon Capture Plant Begins Running in Iceland

    The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is up and running. The plant, called Orca, is located in Iceland. It was constructed by Swiss company Climeworks and Icelandic company Carbfix, and the two firms announced that it had begun to work on Wednesday, The Guardian reported. “We are proud, […]

    Renewables Post Strong Growth in Q2, But Stronger Policy Needed to Achieve Net Zero

    Renewables Post Strong Growth in Q2, But Stronger Policy Needed to Achieve Net Zero

    New renewable energy installations are on record pace this year, new industry data shows. The Q2 report from the American Clean Power Association shows more than 2 gigawatts of solar energy were installed in April through June, along with nearly 3 gigawatts of wind capacity. Battery storage installed this year almost matches the storage installed […]

    ‘Biggest Story in the World Right Now’: Humanity Flips Amazon Rainforest From Carbon Sink to Carbon Source

    ‘Biggest Story in the World Right Now’: Humanity Flips Amazon Rainforest From Carbon Sink to Carbon Source

    By Jessica Corbett Following years of warnings and mounting fears among scientists, “terrifying” research revealed Wednesday that climate change and deforestation have turned parts of the Amazon basin, a crucial “sink,” into a source of planet-heating carbon dioxide. Though recent research has elevated concerns about the Amazon putting more CO2 and other greenhouse gases into […]