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Cities around the world lay the groundwork for a zero-waste future

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 by

Cities on every continent are rising to the challenge of delivering on the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement. The sustainable, prosperous and liveable cities of the future will ultimately need to be zero-waste cities. Waste management is one of the primary services that city governments provide and is […]

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The Restorative Power of Trees

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by

Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it. In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest branches and stretch my foot […]

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How London’s ‘lost’ underground rivers could help curb carbon emissions

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 by

The River Fleet is one of many natural watercourses that were buried and integrated into London’s sewer system in the 19th century. These hidden rivers could provide a green heat source to nearby buildings, according to a fascinating new report. Ask most folks to name a river that flows through London and they’ll all […]

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Swiss firm gains steam in mission to suck CO2 directly from the air

Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2018 by

Carbon dioxide emissions are considered a primary driver for climate change. (Photo: De Visu/Shutterstock) As many countries work to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, one potential solution that has been treated as a pie-in-the-sky concept has been making progress: a system that sucks CO2 directly from the air. Called direct air capture (DAC), […]

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Improving soil quality can slow global warming

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by

Worker in corn field. Widespread use of proven agricultural land management practices can help slow global warming. Credit: Heather Dang photo, UC Berkeley Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a […]

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Talking Direct Air Capture of Atmospheric CO2 with Peter Fiekowsky

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2018 by

Peter Fiekowsky joined Earth911’s Sustainability In Your Ear podcast recently to explain direct air capture, a technology that extracts carbon dioxide from the air. Peter also spoke with Earth911 in June about ocean iron fertilization, another approach to sequestering carbon on the ocean floor. His organization, the Healthy Climate Alliance, is working to lobby […]

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Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2018 by

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species introduced to a plantation […]

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Scientists Produce Mineral in Lab That Can Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by

For the last two decades, in particular, the very real consequences that human activity have had in terms of carbon emissions creation have been laid bare for the entire world to see. However, the more pressing question of how to combat the effects is taking center stage. Thanks to the radical and very proactive […]

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Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove CO2 from the air. Carbon Engineering has published a peer-reviewed study showing that they can capture carbon for under $100 a tonne. This would be a major advance on the current price of around $600 per […]

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Here’s How A Texas Power Plant Is Producing Energy Without Releasing CO2 Emissions

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by

A Texas power plant is rethinking how the world produces – and uses – fossil fuels. For the last several weeks, engineers have been testing a prototype zero-emissions technology, which uses a stream of carbon dioxide rather than air to drive turbines. Developers say it will not only generate power at a lower cost than existing […]

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