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17 07 2021 | 11:54

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, is on the rise from ocean dead zones

In October 2019, I set sail with a team of scientists aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully in the northeast Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Vancouver Island. Battling rough seas and…

13 05 2021 | 07:19

Cutting methane emissions is quickest way to slow global heating – UN report.

Fossil fuels, cattle and rotting waste produce greenhouse gas responsible for 30% of global heating. Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the…

13 05 2021 | 06:47

Urgent action on methane emissions could shave 0.3C off global temperatures by 2045, UN report says.

Cutting methane is the ‘strongest lever’ the world has for tackling climate crisis in the short term, according to report. Rapid action on methane emissions could shave 0.3C off global temperatures…

11 05 2021 | 08:35

Bill Gates-Led Fund Invests in European Green Cement Maker.

The industrial commodity used to make concrete is responsible for as much as 8% of global carbon emissions. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $2 billion fund led by Bill Gates, has invested in a…

15 03 2021 | 11:10

Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions

Abstract We have developed a new global food emissions database (EDGAR-FOOD) estimating greenhouse gas (GHG; CO2, CH4, N2O, fluorinated gases) emissions for the years 1990–2015, building on the…

12 03 2021 | 09:43

Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2.

Greenhouse gas stored in country’s marine world heritage sites about same as four years of national emissions. Three of Australia’s world heritage-listed marine sites have more than 2bn tonnes of…

10 03 2021 | 10:25

Lockdown-Size Emission Cuts Are Needed Every Two Years to Combat Climate Crisis.

Lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic had the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by around seven percent, or 2.6 billion metric tons, in 2020.

07 03 2021 | 07:47

Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels.

International Energy Agency data shows steady climb over second half of 2020. The world has only a few months to prevent the energy industry’s carbon emissions from surpassing pre-pandemic levels…

03 03 2021 | 11:28

Drax drops controversial plan to build Europe’s largest gas plant.

Climate campaigners had taken the government to court over its decision to allow the fossil fuel project. The UK power company Drax has dropped a controversial plan to build what would have been…

21 02 2021 | 08:57

Greenhouse gas emissions from raw material production ‘doubled in 20 years’.

Greenhouse gas emissions from material production rose by 120 per cent from 1995 to 2015, research says. The production of raw materials such as steel and cement is having an increasingly large…

18 02 2021 | 10:41

PM2.5 air pollution behind an estimated 160,000 deaths in world’s 5 biggest cities in 2020.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 February 2021 – PM2.5 air pollution was behind approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five most populous cities in 2020, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis…

03 02 2021 | 09:42

GHGSat confirms successful launch of third satellite ‘Hugo’.

GHGSat, the global leader in high-resolution greenhouse gas monitoring from space, has successfully completed the launch of its third satellite, GHGSat-C2 (“Hugo”), which launched aboard a SpaceX …

20 01 2021 | 09:44

Exxon Discloses Full Scope of Fuel Emissions for First Time.

Exxon Mobil Corp. disclosed emissions data on customers’ use of its fuels and other products for the first time after coming under pressure from investors.

20 01 2021 | 07:53

‘Human fingerprint’ covers global heating seen from before industrial era to today, research says.

The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global temperatures would have been even larger if were not for the cooling impact of air pollution, study finds. A “human fingerprint” covers the global…

27 12 2020 | 07:41

PWC: World needs to cut carbon intensity five times faster to hit the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target.

A decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per year is now required to keep warming within 1.5°C, according to new analysis from PwC. 

20 12 2020 | 08:09

Moon Influences Arctic Ocean Methane Releases, Study Finds.

The moon helps to control the release of methane from the Arctic Ocean.

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

16 11 2020 | 07:02

Colorado’s Platte River utility to close Rawhide coal plant 16 years early, cut CO2 90% by 2030

Platte River Power Authority is moving forward with a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of 2005 levels by 2030, which will mean shuttering the Rawhide Unit 1 coal plant…

05 11 2020 | 08:50

'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered. Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as…

05 11 2020 | 08:43

Scientists Say Methane Release Is Starting in Arctic Ocean. How Concerned Should We Be?

Arctic Ocean sediments are full of frozen gases known as hydrates, and scientists have long been concerned about what will happen when and if the climate crisis induces them to thaw. That is because…