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Cathay Pacific Pledges To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

3 Mins Read Hong Kong’s flagship airline carrier Cathay Pacific has committed to meeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the use of sustainable fuel, employing offsetting carbon methods, and reducing its overall emissions through efficiency improvements. The Cathay Pacific Group has announced that it aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 becoming one of the first […]

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 […]

Biden Pledges To Halve U.S. Emissions By 2030 At Climate Summit

4 Mins Read By: Sharon Zhang President Joe Biden on Thursday has pledged to cut carbon emissions from the U.S. to half of what they were in 2005 by the end of this decade. His announcement came on the first day of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden. “I’ve talked to the experts, and I see the […]

New Study: Food Systems Responsible For 34% Of Human-Caused GHG Emissions, Not 25% As Previously Thought

5 Mins Read Until now, the general scientific consensus was that global food systems were responsible for 25% of all human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but according to new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Food featuring EDGAR-FOOD, the first database to break down emissions from each stage of the food chain for every year starting from 1990 […]

Boeing Commits To Fly All Planes On Sustainable Fuels By 2030

3 Mins Read Aviation giant, Boeing recently announced that it will be working to fulfill its commitment towards making all its planes fly on sustainable fuels created from vegetable oil and non-recyclable household waste, among other sources by 2030. The aviation giant announced its commitment to make all its planes use sustainable fuels by 2030. Boeing explained that switching […]

Elon Musk To Award US$100 M Prize For ‘Best’ Carbon Capture Tech

3 Mins Read Tesla founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk recently announced that he will award a US$100 million prize for the development of technology that can most effectively capture carbon dioxide emissions. Breaking the news on his twitter account, Tesla founder Elon Musk announced a US$100M prize for the first person to develop the most effective technology […]

Beauty & Haircare Brand Aveda Removes Beeswax From Products, Goes 100% Vegan

4 Mins Read Aveda, the globally present cruelty-free haircare brand, has announced that it is removing beeswax from its products, and in doing so, reformulated more than 500 products, strengthening the brands’ commitment to offering only 100% vegan products.  Founded in 1978 and owned by The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), the brand has been cruelty-free and mostly vegan […]

Emission Inequality: World’s Top 1% Frequent-Flying Elites Responsible For Half Of Global Aviation Emissions

4 Mins Read Frequent-flying elites representing only 1% of the global population are accountable for half of the aviation industry’s carbon emissions in 2018, a new study reveals. The paper is the most comprehensive look into the impact of frequent flyers to date and spotlights the enormous impact the world’s richest individuals are having on fuelling the climate […]

The Global North Is Responsible For An Eye-Popping 92% Of Our Excess Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read By: Rishika Pardikar The United States and European Union bear disproportionate liability for emitting to the atmospheric commons, new research argues. The United States is responsible for 40% of the climate breakdown the world is experiencing today, and the European Union is responsible for 29%, according to new research. In total, the Global North is responsible for […]

China’s Bold New Carbon Neutral Plan: Here’s What You Need To Know

4 Mins Read Last week, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement during the United Nations conference that China will drastically slash emissions and reach net-zero by 2060. As the world’s biggest polluting nation, the country’s renewed commitment to reducing its carbon footprint could have a significant impact on limiting global temperature rise, and could even spur other […]

How Much CO2 Does Your Social Media Habit Cost The Planet? New Tool Visualises Emissions From Internet Activity

3 Mins Read Carbonanalyser is a new browser extension that allows users to see the climate impact of your internet activity. It goes further than simply calculating your online carbon emissions and reveals which websites or apps are consuming the highest amount of electricity on your device. The add-on also enables users to compare the greenhouse gas emissions […]

Cleaner Air In Europe Due To Lockdown Led to 11,000 Fewer Deaths

3 Mins Read A new study has revealed that the improvement in air quality in Europe due to the coronavirus lockdown has prevented 11,000 deaths from air pollution in the continent. The study also found fewer cases of asthma and preterm births, and researchers say that these findings shed light on the possibility of a healthier environment for […]

Record Global Carbon Dioxide Concentrations In Spite Of Covid-19

3 Mins Read Reports of localised air quality improvements during the coronavirus pandemic have given the false impression that the climate crisis is improving, warned experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) his week. The most recent data of atmospheric and ice core concentrations of carbon dioxide show that levels are in fact rising sharply, suggesting that […]

New Study Confirms Electric Cars Generate Less Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read A new scientific study has confirmed that electric vehicles generate less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across most areas of the world. The findings contrast the claims of some firms who believe that the carbon dioxide emitted in producing electricity amounts to more than that of conventional petrol vehicles, and will help boost government policies […]