carbon emissions

Electric Flying Taxis Could Transform Air Travel by 2024

Electric Flying Taxis Could Transform Air Travel by 2024

Flying taxis to help you skip a morning traffic jam? Sounds like a thing of the future, but the future might be closer than you think. With new backing from American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft, UK electric aircraft manufacturer Vertical Aerospace is innovating to make environmentally-friendly, accessible urban air travel a reality. The startup […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    Love flying but feel guilty about the air pollution and carbon emissions that airplanes produce? Sometimes, simple solutions to big problems float right above our heads — literally. A UK blimp company has developed a new environmentally friendly airship for commercial flights. If it replaces airplanes on short, inter-city routes, the updated technology will reduce […]

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    By Jake Johnson The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that’s expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day over a 30-year period — a plan that runs directly counter to the White […]

    Is Eco-Guilt Changing the Way We Travel?

    Is Eco-Guilt Changing the Way We Travel?

    By Neil King and Natalie Muller Tourism accounts for roughly 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s a sector that is projected to keep growing. That’s a big concern for Richard Sharpley, professor of tourism and development at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He has been intrigued by the meaning of […]

    12 Ways to Save Energy at Home

    12 Ways to Save Energy at Home

    Flipping the light switch is a great start, but a little more can go a long way for saving energy at home. The unearthing, processing, transportation, and burning of fracked gas, coal, and crude oil for energy has devastating consequences for ecosystems, human health, and our global climate. With 80% of all energy consumed in […]

    Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Drives Panic at the Pumps in South

    Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Drives Panic at the Pumps in South

    Long lines of drivers waited at gas stations across the South yesterday — except for the stations that had already run out of gas — as the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline caused panic buying and chaos. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the “crunch” in the Southeast will take several days to alleviate and that […]

    5 Facts About the Progress of Electric Vehicles

    5 Facts About the Progress of Electric Vehicles

    By Walé Azeez While global car sales took a pandemic-related hit last year, electric vehicles (EVs) bucked the trend. The number of EVs registered across the globe expanded massively in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) – and this is set to continue over the next decade. Here are five facts about the […]

    China Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Developed World Combined, Report Finds

    China Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Developed World Combined, Report Finds

    China now emits more greenhouse gas pollution than the 37 member nations of the OECD combined, a new report from the Rhodium Group says. China’s climate pollution has increased dramatically in recent decades and its cumulative emissions since 1750 are still far smaller than the cumulative pollution emitted by OECD nations. China now accounts for […]