Electric flights to be be the norm for Norway by 2040

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Norway aims to be the first in the world to create an electricity-run only fleet for all its short-haul flights by 2040. The country is often seen as a leader in the electric transport realm. “We [Avinor], the Norwegian airport operator, and ANSP, [are] committed to reducing carbon emissions from the aviation ... ...read more
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France to decide on reactor closures by end-2018 - minister

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
It will take into account jobs, carbon emissions and safety criteria,” energy minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters. A first draft of the “multi-annual energy plan” (PPE) is expected by the end of June and the government has started talks with a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and energy ... ...read more
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New chancellor envisions zero-carbon SUNY

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
"The United States has to get a grip on our carbon emissions, and SUNY, as an engine of innovation, has a major responsibility to lead," she said Monday at the Albany Capital Center. "Certainly our students, who are highly committed to sustainability, want and expect us to lead." SUNY chancellors ... ...read more
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We're about to kill a massive, accidental experiment in reducing global warming

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
But as a 2009 paper in Environmental Science & Technology noted, limiting sulfur emissions is a double-edged sword. “Given these reductions, shipping will, relative to present-day impacts, impart a 'double warming' effect: one from [carbon dioxide], and one from the reduction of [sulfur dioxide],” wrote ... ...read more
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Delta partners with Duke University on 'first-of-its-kind' sustainability program

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is partnering with Duke University to help erase some of its carbon footprint. The Atlanta-based airline said Monday that the two entities are engaging in a "first-of-its-kind sustainability program" that involves a combined purchase of 5,000 "carbon credits." Delta, which is ... ...read more
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Cleaning Up Air Pollution May Strengthen Global Warming

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
The new study relied on four global climate models, which the researchers used to simulate the effects of removing all human-caused emissions of the major aerosols, including sulfate and carbon-based particles like soot. The resulting global warming, they concluded, would be anywhere from 0.5 to 1.1 ... ...read more
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Climatecoin Aims to Be the World's First Carbon-Neutral Cryptocurrency

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Climatecoin, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency, has partnered with a carbon credit exchange in an effort to help in the fight against climate change. The move is expected to lead to the creation of the world's first blockchain-based platform for carbon credits trading. Carbon emissions are wreaking ... ...read more
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Artificially cooling planet may pose threat to plants, animals

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Research into “geoengineering” - technologies that could potentially deal with runaway climate change by artificially modifying how reflective the earth is, or sucking excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere - is on the upswing as the world edges closer to moving beyond what are seen as relatively ... ...read more
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Global temperature targets will be missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed: new ...

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
New projections by researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be the catalyst the world has sought to determine how best to meet its obligations to reduce carbon emissions and better manage global warming as defined by ... ...read more
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Combined nutrients and warming massively increase methane emissions from lakes

January 22, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide. Shallow lakes are increasingly recognised as playing an important role in global greenhouse gas cycling. Given the number of shallow lakes globally, they potentially have a large influence on atmospheric ... ...read more
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