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Human Composting Home to Open in 2021

Human Composting Home to Open in 2021

No longer will the options when we die be a choice between just burial or cremation. Soon it will be possible to compost your remains and leave your loved ones with rich soil, thanks to a new funeral service opening in Seattle in 2021 that will convert humans into soil in just 30 days, as […]

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    New Zealand Passes ‘Historic’ Zero Emissions Bill

    New Zealand Passes ‘Historic’ Zero Emissions Bill

    New Zealand politicians reached across the aisle this week to pass a historic bill aiming to get the country to zero emissions by 2050 and fulfill its commitments under the Paris agreement. In a 119 to one vote, the bill, which commits New Zealand to keeping global warming below 1.5 C through a variety of […]

    Volvo’s First EV Comes With a Plan to Slash Emissions

    Volvo’s First EV Comes With a Plan to Slash Emissions

    Volvo introduced its first-ever all-electric vehicle this week, kicking off an ambitious plan to slash emissions and phase out solely gas-powered vehicles starting this year. The Swedish carmaker unveiled the XC40 Recharge, a battery-powered SUV, at an event in Los Angeles Wednesday and has pledged to introduce a new electric model each year through 2025. […]

    Can We Reach 100% Renewable Energy in Time to Avoid Climate Catastrophe?

    Can We Reach 100% Renewable Energy in Time to Avoid Climate Catastrophe?

    By Daniel Ross Ten years ago, two climate scientists, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, published a groundbreaking article in Scientific American outlining a road map for becoming 100 percent reliant on energy generated by water, wind and sun by 2030. This was something that needed to be done “if the world has any hope of […]

    8 Charts Show How ‘Aggressive’ Railway Expansion Could Cut Emissions

    8 Charts Show How ‘Aggressive’ Railway Expansion Could Cut Emissions

    By Jocelyn Timperley Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, said the International Energy Agency (IEA). Rail is among the most efficient and lowest emitting modes of transport, according to the IEA’s new report focusing on the opportunities it offers for energy and the environment. In particular, urban and […]

    Renewables Now Contribute Nearly One-Fifth of U.S. Electricity Generation

    Renewables Now Contribute Nearly One-Fifth of U.S. Electricity Generation

    Renewable energy now makes up 18 percent of total electrical generation in the U.S., roughly double the amount a decade ago, a new report shows. According to the sixth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which outlines key U.S. energy trends, renewable energy output in the power sector soared to a record high last year […]

    Germany Considers Free Public Transport to Fight Air Pollution

    Germany Considers Free Public Transport to Fight Air Pollution

    In car-obsessed Germany, the government is considering free public transportation in some of its most polluted cities to reduce road traffic and emissions from private vehicles. “We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars,” three ministers wrote in a letter to EU environment commissioner Karmenu Vella […]