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When grown right, palm oil can be sustainable

Turning an abandoned pasture into a palm tree plantation can be carbon neutral, according to a new study. These findings, based on measurements of 56-year-old palm tree plantations in Colombia, suggest we may be able to find sustainable alternatives to deforestation for the production of palm oil — a practice currently under fire by environmentalists.

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Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics

Researchers have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene — the precursor to a wide range of plastic products — under neutral conditions.

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future – The New York Times

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are spreading far more quickly around the world than many experts had predicted. But this rapid…

Why Carbon Capture Hasn’t Saved Us From Climate Change Yet – FiveThirtyEight

This summer, we asked readers to send us their climate change questions. And they did. We received many, many, many climate change questions. So many, in fact, that we’re doing several different projects around them. You’ve already seen the first…

Saudi Arabia Plans to Launch Carbon Trading Scheme

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a carbon trading scheme as the G20 member aims to diversify its energy supplies and reduce carbon emissions, the energy minister of the world’s top oil producer said on Wednesday. Carbon trading schemes are emerging…

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Climate engineering: International meeting reveals tensions

At this point, the greatest danger of climate engineering may be how little is known about where countries stand on these potentially planet-altering technologies. Who is moving forward? Who is funding research? And who is being left out of the conversation?

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Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the atmosphere.