Posts Tagged ‘emissions’

Canadian Bank Launches Credit Card Linked to Carbon Emissions

A bank in Canada has become the first in the country to launch a credit card that tracks a customer’s carbon emissions, amid concerns that such a scheme could one day be used to restrict purchases. In an effort by the credit union to display its commitment to ‘climate action’, Vancity will offer a credit […]

Credit Card That Can Track Carbon Emissions, Launched By Canadian Bank

A Canadian bank has launched a credit card that can track a customer’s carbon emissions. Vancity is offering a credit card that links purchases to carbon emissions and allow customers to compare their monthly carbon […] The post Credit Card That Can Track Carbon Emissions, Launched By Canadian Bank appeared first on News Punch. Source

French company unveils first zero emissions ferry in Marseille

Anchored in port, the ferry runs on electricity. At sea, special filters with sodium bicarbonate reduce its emissions to practically zero. But there is a catch.

Biden’s Ambitious Emissions-Reduction Goals To Be Accelerated By Executive Orders

President Biden’s ambitious emissions-reduction goals that encourage investment in green energy to drive the country away from fossil fuels will be conducted in a series of executive actions, according to Houston Chronicle. This comes weeks after Congress approved $370 billion in clean energy funding that will pave the way for the US to slash emissions by […]

Energy Crisis: EU Passes Carbon Emissions Bill that will Result in ‘Poverty for Generations’

Despite the fact it is currently wrestling with a crippling energy crisis, the EU has passed legislation putting further curbs on carbon emissions.

New study warns to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, abandon ‘developed reserves’ of fossil fuels

There should not only be no new development of oil and gas fields or coal mines, but also abandon 40 percent of “developed reserves” of fossil fuels.

Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target And IKEA Have Such High Emissions?

Above Photo: A new report details the relationship between four major retailers that ship goods to the U.S. and fossil-fueled carrier companies. Ship It Zero. As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate […]

COP26 Negotiators Do Little To Cut Emissions

Above Photo: An oil pumpjack is seen on April 16, 2021 near Eldorado, Texas. Francois Picard/AFP via Getty Images. But Allow Oil And Gas Executives To Rest Easy. Pledges Were Made And Alliances Formed, But Reading The Fine Print, The Petroleum Industry Retains Its Hold On The World’s Economy, At Least In The Short Term. […]

Fossil fuel companies push emissions to pre-pandemic levels

CO2 emissions had declined immensely over the course of the 2020 Covid pandemic all over the planet.  On April 7, 2020, global carbon dioxide emissions plummeted to levels not seen since 2006, according to a study that suggests the coronavirus pandemic might have led to the largest reduction in CO2 ever recorded, reported the Scientific […]

Australia’s Economy at Risk as Nations Shift to Zero Emissions

Australia’s export-driven economy could bear the brunt of a global net-zero-by-2050 movement as trading partners take steps to adopt more stringent carbon abatement measures. Australia declared a goal to reach net zero by 2050 last week, with world leaders meeting this week at the 26th United Nations climate change summit, COP26. Analysis by the advisory […]

New Zealand Pledges to Halve Emissions by 2030

New Zealand (NZ) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have set the pacific nation an ambitious target to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030. The move comes as the United Nations international climate change conference, COP26, gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland. The NZ government is setting itself a new Nationally […]

Diesel Emissions In Major US Cities Disproportionately Harm Communities Of Color

Above Photo: Shipping container trucks sit in traffic as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union strikes, putting a halt to most of the work at the busiest seaport complex in the nation on November 29, 2012 in Long Beach, California. David McNew/Getty Images. Diesel Vehicles Represented 5 Percent Of Traffic Through The Urban Areas But […]

Top 5 meat and dairy companies match Exxon in greenhouse gas emissions

A Meat Atlas 2021 graphic shows greenhouse gas emissions of leading meat and milk firms. Bartz / Stockmar / CC-BY 4.0 The world’s five biggest meat and dairy companies emit the same volume of greenhouse gases as fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil. That’s just one of many shocking figures from the Meat Atlas 2021, a comprehensive look at the meat industry released by […]

NOAA reports record highs in greenhouse gas emissions and global sea levels

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just released their State of the Climate in 2020 report which provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice, and in space. Scientists from all over the world contribute […]

Eliminating emissions by 2050 could save 74 million lives

The climate crisis has already proven to be deadly as this summer’s extreme heatwaves and devastating floods have wreaked havoc on our planet. And it is likely to continue if we do not eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. A new study, published in Nature Communications, calculates the mortality cost of carbon emissions and the numbers are […]

Race to net zero emissions: Are we ready?

‘Net Zero Emissions’ is the new political slogan, chanted by governments and business leaders desperate to be seen to be taking the environmental emergency seriously. Of the nations pledging to hit zero greenhouse gas emissions (GGE) no later than 2050, twenty have legal commitments to do so (Sweden, Austria, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Denmark, European Union, […]

Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions to be ‘net zero’ by 2045 as new climate roadmap approved

New, more ambitious targets are setting Germany on course to a greener future – including cutting emissions by 65%, up from 55%, from 1990 levels by the end of this decade. A roadmap approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet includes spending more on renewable energy sources and tougher financial penalties for polluters. Last week, Germany’s […]

Carbon emissions on track for second-biggest annual increase ever in 2021

Global energy-related carbon emissions are set to record their second-biggest annual increase ever in 2021, fuelled by coal consumption in Asia, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) forecasted. Energy-related CO2 emissions are to increase by 5 per cent — or 1,500 billion tonnes — this year to reach 33 billion tonnes. This is the biggest annual […]

Citi announces commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Citi announced plans to take “responsibility” and get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bank said it will “play a leading role in helping drive the transition to a net zero global economy and make good on the promise of the Paris Agreement.” The bank’s plan, which is said to be published […]

Bank of America commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Image Credit: Glassdoor An announcement recently came from Bank of America committing the bank to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its financing activities by 2050. Making it the largest U.S. bank to set such an achievement, Bank of America joins Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase to commit to such a transition. Bank of America, […]

Something out there? Scientists may have detected radio emissions from a distant exoplanet for the first time ever

Scientists have detected what could be the first radio emission collected from a planet beyond our solar system, in a potential game changer in the hunt for habitable worlds ripe for colonization. An international team of scientists used the Netherland’s Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope to explore three systems known to contain exoplanets: 55 […]

‘Grossly insufficient’: ExxonMobil lambasted over emissions reduction plan that pledges no reduction in absolute emissions

ExxonMobil’s Monday announcement of new targets for addressing greenhouse gas emissions was met with derision by climate advocates who called the plan “too little, too late.” The targets cover the next five years, include “input from shareholders,” and—according to the fossil fuel company—are in line with the goals of the Paris climate accord. While some […]

EU leaders pledge to cut emissions by 55% by 2030

EU leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, when compared to levels in 1990. The new pledge is a stepping stone towards the trading bloc’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, tweeted: “Europe will reduce emissions by […]

New Zealand launches project to tap into heat of volcanoes to cut carbon emissions

Geologists in New Zealand are planning to drill deep into an extinct 11-million-year-old volcano – which is still hot – to use its heat as an alternative energy resource and reduce climate-damaging emissions. New Zealand, home to more than 90 per cent of the world’s volcanoes, has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, […]

The Netherlands must reduce carbon emissions by the end of the year, but can this be done?

The city of Amsterdam’s western docklands, the location of a huge coal-fired power station. But the facility’s been shut since the end of last year. The decision to close it five years ahead of schedule was forced on the Dutch government by a landmark climate case brought by the sustainability organisation, Urgenda. This forced the […]

After 7 years of operation, Tamar gas rig finally gets emissions license

After seven years of operation, the Tamar natural gas rig off Israel’s Mediterranean coast finally has an emissions permit. The delay is due to confusion in the early years of the rig’s operation over the applicability of the Clean Air Act, given its location outside of Israel’s territorial waters, some 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) off […]

Finnish town offers locals cake (and other rewards) for cutting CO2 emissions

A town in Finland is offering cake, free transport tickets and other rewards to locals who cut their carbon emissions. Lahti, situated 100 kilometres north of Helsinki, has developed an app that tracks residents’ CO2 outlays based on whether they travel by car, public transport, bike or on foot. The app, called CitiCAP and developed […]

Finnish town offers locals cake (and other rewards) for cutting CO2 emissions

A town in Finland is offering cake, free transport tickets and other rewards to locals who cut their carbon emissions. Lahti, situated 100 kilometres north of Helsinki, has developed an app that tracks residents’ CO2 outlays based on whether they travel by car, public transport, bike or on foot. The app, called CitiCAP and developed […]

Governments are solely responsible for the increase in CO2 emissions & global warming.

The United States and Canadian governments have murdered the people they were elected to represent by willfully, deliberately and maliciously inflicting them with cancer, disease, viruses and/or bacteria or by inducing a heart attack? If cancer and infectious diseases in animals can be induced, at will, at thousands of medical research labs around the […]

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