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    2020 Starts With the Plain Prospect of Rising Heat

    2020 Starts With the Plain Prospect of Rising Heat

    By Tim Radford The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards — as they have every year since measurements began — leading to a continuation of the Earth’s rising heat. And they warn that the rise will be steeper than usual, partly […]

    To Fly or Not to Fly? The Environmental Cost of Air Travel

    To Fly or Not to Fly? The Environmental Cost of Air Travel

    By Arthur Sullivan When was the last time you traveled by plane? Various researchers say as little as between 5 and 10 percent of the global population fly in a given year. But things are changing. According to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates, there were 3.7 billion global air passengers in 2016 — and […]

    5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change

    5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change

    By Greg McDermid, Joule A Bergerson, Sheri Madigan Hidden among all of the troubling environmental headlines from 2019 — and let’s face it, there were plenty — was one encouraging sign: the world is waking up to the reality of climate change. So now what? While many climate solutions require leadership from governments, we also […]

    Living Concrete Lays Foundation for ‘New Discipline’ in Sustainable Development

    Living Concrete Lays Foundation for ‘New Discipline’ in Sustainable Development

    Cement is a remarkable building material; it’s cheap, durable and readily available. However, its production is a leading source of carbon dioxide emissions, coughing up 2.8 gigatons of emissions every year, as Advanced Science News reported. While researchers have sought alternative means of production that would make building materials more eco-friendly, they have been unable […]

    Scientists Find Plants Are Growing Higher up the Himalayas

    Scientists Find Plants Are Growing Higher up the Himalayas

    Researchers have found that plants are growing farther up the Himalayas than they did in the past, according to a new study in the journal Global Change Biology, as Newsweek reported. Researchers looked at satellite data from 1993 to 2018 and found plant life extending into the harsh terrain between the top of the tree […]

    JetBlue to Be First Carbon Neutral Airline in U.S.

    JetBlue to Be First Carbon Neutral Airline in U.S.

    Discount airline, JetBlue, plans to be the nation’s first airline to be carbon neutral when it begins in July to purchase carbon offsets for all of its flights, according to CBS News. “Air travel connects people and cultures, and supports a global economy, yet we must act to limit this critical industry’s contributions to climate […]

    Net Zero U.S. by 2050? House Dems Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation

    Net Zero U.S. by 2050? House Dems Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation

    House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a sweeping plan intended to spur the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. An outline of the draft bill, entitled the CLEAN Future Act, shows the plan would not impose a tax on carbon, but rather create a national clean energy standard for power suppliers, strengthen vehicle emissions standards […]