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Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Get involved, slow climate change – Northern Star Online

GettyImages Young group of teenagers activists demonstrate against global warming. Global warming’s effects are encroaching closer to home more than ever before. People need to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint in order to combat climate change’s destruction. …

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AGRICULTURE: Organic dairy giant reveals carbon footprint

At the world’s biggest certified organic dairy, cow manure management accounts for about 18% of its carbon footprint and animal feed about 14% while retailers keeping milk cold in refrigerators makes up 9%.

Is battery recycling environmentally friendly?

(Aalto University) In a new study, researchers at Aalto University have investigated the environmental effects of a hydrometallurgical recycling process for electric car batteries. Using simulation-based life-cycle analysis, they considered energy and water consumption, as well as process emissions. According to the results, the carbon footprint of the raw material obtained by the recycling process studied is 38% smaller than that of the virgin raw material.

Have we lost the battle on climate change? – Newsday

I pay moderate attention to my carbon footprint. You probably do, too. It just seems like the right thing to do. I recycle. I drive a Prius. My house has solar panels. My yard is xeriscaped. I support green energy….

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EDUCATION: University of Michigan OKs net-zero emissions plan

The University of Michigan announced a plan Thursday to achieve net-zero carbon footprint status for its $12.5 billion endowment by 2050 through measures including shifting away from investment in fossil fuels and toward renewable energy.

Biden mulls giving farmers billions to fight climate change. Even farmers are unsure about the plan. – POLITICO

Arguably one of the federal government’s most ambitious attempts to combat climate change, the concept aims to use market forces to produce sharp reductions in the human-made emissions that are the primary cause of global warming. But while the idea…

Carbon labeling reduces our CO2 footprint — even for those who try to remain uninformed

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Climate labels informing us of a meat product’s carbon footprint cause many people to opt for climate-friendlier alternatives. This applies to people who are curious about a product’s carbon footprint, as well as to those who actively avoid wanting to know more. The finding is published in a new study from, among others, the University of Copenhagen. As such, climate labeling food products can be a good way of reducing our climate footprint.

Letter: Necessary Climate Change Action – MyVeronaNJ – My veronanj

To the Editor: I recently watched a Ted Talk by Greta Thunberg about climate change and the necessity to act immediately in order to reverse the damage being done to the Earth. She believes that if people truly understood the…