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Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we’d go a long way toward minimizing impacts. In reality, most of the environmental impacts of many consumer products, including soft drinks, are tied to the products inside, not the packaging, according to an environmental engineer.

Greening Our Shipping: Wind-Powered Cargo Ships Can Change Future of Freight Cutting Emissions By 90%

The global cargo shipping industry accounts for roughly 2 percent of all greenhouse emissions worldwide. Soon, an advanced clean energy ship could finally deliver an eco-friendly solution for hauling freight across the ocean. Automakers understand that ‘electrifying’ our transport sector will be crucial in lowering dangerous emissions to mitigate a climate crisis. But two areas […]

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NYS panel on global warming examines how we move – WBNG-TV

WBNG) — One of New York’s latest initiatives to fight climate change is taking a look at the transportation industry. The state’s Climate Action Council, compromised of various members of government and community leaders, met with a transportation advisory panel…

Climate ‘Catastrophe’ Myths And Realities—And Why You Should Care

Those of us who reject the idea that mankind controls Earth’s thermostat do so for many reasons. As yet there exists no physical evidence to link the steady growth of carbon dioxide beginning in the 1950s with the erratic atmospheric…

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I, onion: An authorised biography of the humble vegetable

Onions are so ubiquitous on people’s plates that fluctuations in the tuber’s prices can make or break electoral fortunes; cultivators of the bulb, however, seem to be perenially at the receiving end. Now, as a government move to allow imports threaten to replay their tragedy as a farce, here’s our take on just how much can you peel off the humble vegetable.

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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

‘Dramatic’ Plunge in London Air Pollution Since 2016, When Mayor Cracked Down

Since Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London in 2016, the famous city on the Thames has seen a dramatic fall in its levels of primary and particulate air pollution. In a peer-reviewed study that looks at the last fouur years of London air policy, researchers from King’s College found that between 2016 and […]

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Opinion | The alarming reality of global warming – The Breeze

The levels of greenhouse gas emissions are continuously and rapidly increasing, and with that increase comes dangerous and deadly consequences. The earth’s average temperature is expected to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 degrees Fahrenheit) as soon as 2030, and with…

The Great Green Energy Non-Transition

One of the troubling characteristics of today’s civic discourse is the tendency to confuse predictions with reality. Nowhere is this problem more severe than in the debate over climate and its associated issues. The last hundred years have seen increasing…