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    Australia Passes First Climate Law in More Than a Decade

    Australia Passes First Climate Law in More Than a Decade

    Australia has passed its first climate legislation in a decade as the new Labor government enshrined its election promise to reduce emissions by 43 percent by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  The new legislation passed Australia’s Senate on Thursday 37 to 30 and then Senate-proposed amendments passed the House of Representatives, Climate Home […]

    Dutch City Is World’s First to Ban Meat Advertising

    Dutch City Is World’s First to Ban Meat Advertising

    Billions of dollars are spent each year on food and beverage advertising in order to sway people’s food choices. In an effort to reduce the consumption of meat and the greenhouse gas emissions it produces, the Dutch city of Haarlem will become the world’s first to ban advertisements for meat in public spaces. Haarlem, the […]

    Study Shows How Warming May Have Released Sea Floor Methane in the Past

    Study Shows How Warming May Have Released Sea Floor Methane in the Past

    One of the biggest concerns about the climate crisis is that warming temperatures could trigger additional releases of greenhouse gas emissions that would in turn generate more warming. One example is the melting of the Arctic permafrost. Another is the release of methane from the world’s oceans. Now, scientists have found evidence that this latter […]

    Supermarket Food in the UK Could Soon Have Eco-Labels

    Supermarket Food in the UK Could Soon Have Eco-Labels

    What if when you went grocery shopping, the food and drink labels at the supermarket not only had nutrition information, but details about the environmental impact of products as well? This could soon be a reality in the UK, as the first “transparent and reproducible method” of determining the environmental impact of food and drink […]

    Electric Vehicles Dramatically Outperform Gas on ‘Life Cycle Global Warming Emissions,’ Study Finds

    Electric Vehicles Dramatically Outperform Gas on ‘Life Cycle Global Warming Emissions,’ Study Finds

    Although you don’t need to pay for gasoline to fuel up an electric vehicle, driving one still comes with a carbon emissions price tag. However, according to a science advocacy nonprofit, the emissions associated with an electric vehicle throughout its lifetime —  meaning production to driving to disassembly and disposal —  are still dramatically lower […]