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Recent CO₂ emissions flattened out by revised forest data

Enlarge / Carbon cycle, illustrated. (credit: Global Carbon Project ) Rarely has the future of Earth’s climate felt as malleable as it does this week. While substantive climate legislation morphs behind the scenes of the US Congress, nations have gathered in Glasgow to improve on their Paris Agreement pledges. Pledges, of course , require follow-through […]

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Trump EPA sidelined its own scientists when rewriting fuel economy rules

Enlarge / Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images) The Trump administration effectively muffled scientific staffers at the Environmental Protection Agency when it rewrote automobile pollution rules, the agency’s watchdog said. When drafting fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution rules for cars and light trucks, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt […]

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As a crop, cannabis has enormous carbon emissions

Enlarge / All those lights take energy. (credit: DEA) Back in the pre-legalization days, cannabis production meant finding a rarely visited patch of land and growing outside, or it meant taking cultivation indoors—typically to a basement where your product wouldn’t be visible from the outside world. But the power use involved in lighting a basement […]

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Wish to cancel your carbon footprint? Here Is What you Will Need to understand

Expand (charge: Aurich Lawson / / Getty Images) From the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church provided indulgences, allowing folks swap contributions such as slips of paper which assured reduced period in purgatory following their passing. Less controversially, now somebody who over-indulges at the workplace tea provide may feel obliged to cover a replacement box. Does […]

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Last year, US emissions went {} 2018 uptick

Expand (charge: Cathy) Together with the last tallies done, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) introduced its own energy-related COtwo emissions information to 2019 on Wednesday. Including all fossil fuel combustion for producing energy, heating buildingsand industrial processes, and transport. In general, EIA sets a year’s complete at 2.8% less than 2018 and equivalent to […]