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A strike against global warming or a Big Ag giveaway? – Los Angeles Times

Dominic Bruno is not closely tracking the greenhouse gas soaking into the dirt beneath the walnut trees, sunflowers and melon vines at River Garden Farms in Yolo County, where the state of California spent $97,000 this year to create a…

Switzerland’s energy transition

(Paul Scherrer Institute) Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns – UN News

Produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner organization WRAP, the Food Waste Index Report 2021 reveals that between food wasted in homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped.   Some food is also…

UN: 17% of all food available at consumer levels is wasted

(Terry Collins Assoc) An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to UNEP’s Food Waste Index Report 2021.Conducted to support global efforts to halve food waste by 2030, the report presents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, and offers countries a methodology to measure their food waste problem.

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

RAWLINS, Wyo. — The coal layered underground helped bring settlers to this scrubby, wind-whipped part of southern Wyoming, where generations found a steady paycheck in the mines and took pride in powering the nation. But now, it is energy from…

These Researchers Say That Saving the Planet From Global Warming Could Be as Cheap as $1 a Day – Inside Edition

Can the United States reach carbon neutrality by 2050? California researchers think so –– and even say the U.S. can run mainly on renewable energy by mid-century if every citizen paid $1 a day, according to a new study. It…

Greenhouse gas emissions around the world exceed pre-pandemic lockdown levels – WTSP.com

After a drop in overall emissions in 2020, warming is expected to continue; and there are reasons climate experts are concerned. After declining sharply last spring, global emissions of greenhouse gases ended 2020 by exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to International…

High end of climate sensitivity in new climate models seen as less plausible – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The researchers found that models with lower climate sensitivity are more consistent with observed temperature differences, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The graph shows changes in the annual… view more  Credit: Image by Chenggong Wang, Program in Atmospheric…

A Small Hint of Big Trouble in the Oceans

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff and Jeremy White A northern branch of the Gulf Stream — the vast ocean current that runs from West Africa to the Americas, up the East Coast and back across the Atlantic to the British Isles —…

At Yale, new FedEx-supported center to focus on climate change solutions – EurekAlert

A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund a new center at Yale University focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center for Natural Carbon Capture will support and accelerate applied research across academic disciplines, helping…