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Slashing Methane Emissions ‘Strongest Lever’ Against Climate Crisis, U.N. Experts Say

4 Mins Read Reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% by this decade could put the Paris agreement goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, finds a new U.N. report. Representing the first comprehensive examination of the cost and benefits of methane mitigation, experts in the report conclude that taking “urgent steps” against methane emissions […]

China, India, Philippines Among Top Asian Countries To Record Sharpest Decline Of Refillables, Report Finds

4 Mins Read According to a new report by international non-profit Reloop, that was released in a media briefing together with Changing Markets Foundation and the #breakfreefromplastic movement, single-use beverage containers have been replacing refillables rapidly across the world leading to a tremendous increase in waste and pollution. The report, titled ‘What We Waste’, analyzes data from over […]

Dangerous Air Pollutants Continue To Rise In Indian & U.K. Cities, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study led by the University of Birmingham and UCL, along with an international team of contributors from Belgium, India, Jamaica, and the U.K., researchers found that the levels of hazardous air pollutants in cities in India and U.K. are on the rise, by utilizing observations from instruments on satellites that assess the world’s skies on a daily basis. To conduct this […]

Scientists Find Link Between Eating Mushrooms & Lower Risk Of Cancer

3 Mins Read You might want to think twice before you take a pass at mushrooms. Scientists have recently discovered that diets high in mushroom consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing cancer. The study, led by Pennsylvania State University researchers, found that this superfood is the highest dietary source of a “unique and potent antioxidant […]

Reddit, Pinterest & Alibaba Among World’s Highest Carbon Emissions Websites

3 Mins Read Reddit, Pinterest and Alibaba have been named among the top most polluting websites on the internet, new research has revealed. Other high-emissions websites include video game giant Nintendo, sports channel ESPN and fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.  The report, released by energy comparison platform USwitch, calculated the carbon footprint of the 200 most popular webpages by […]

U.S. Animal Agriculture Subsidies Soared In 2020 Despite Climate & Health Damage

4 Mins Read Farm subsidies and bailouts for animal agriculture companies in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2020 to continue to prop up the carbon-intensive and health damaging industry, new data has revealed. Describing the coronavirus-stricken period as a “blowout year” for the sector, sustainable farm policy nonprofit Agriculture Fairness Alliance (APA) are calling for American tax dollars to […]

Caffeinated Trees? Scientists Find Coffee Waste Can Speed Up Forest Recovery

4 Mins Read Coffee pulp, the byproduct of coffee production that ends up as waste, could be upcycled and used to speed up tropical forest recovery. In a new study, scientists found “dramatic” results, with a small forest emerging in post agricultural land just two years after being treated with coffee waste.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University […]

Every Single Country Is Failing On Climate Education & Child Well-Being, Study Shows

4 Mins Read Not a single country in the world is equipping younger generations with the adequate climate education or a healthy environment to flourish in the future, a new analysis revealed. The research, undertaken by environmental curriculum provider Earth Warriors, also found huge disparities between high-income and low-income countries with regard to child well-being, but notes that […]

Over Half Of World’s Largest Companies Won’t Make Net-Zero Goal By 2050, Report Finds

4 Mins Read More than half of the world’s biggest companies are making their net-zero transition too slowly to meet the 2050 deadline, a new report finds. The analysis, which examines carbon neutral financing, points to inadequate investment into the transition as the primary barrier, particularly from carbon-intensive industries and emerging markets.  A new study has found that […]

Leading APAC Companies Struggled With 2020 Sustainability Performance Reporting Due To Pandemic, Says New Study

3 Mins Read The findings of a recent study conducted by CSRone show that leading firms in several parts of the Asia-Pacific region regressed in terms of reporting their sustainability performances in 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic. Called ‘Taiwan and Asia Pacific Sustainability Reports Analysis’, the study highlighted that while sustainability reporting performance improved in 2018 […]

Plant-Based Diets Are Better For Our Hearts, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, eating high amounts of plant-based food like berries and green leafy vegetables can help slow down heart failure and boost cardiac function and cognitive health. Published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition, a new study found that maintaining a plant-based […]