More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Some companies take advantage of carbon reductions elsewhere by buying carbon credits; but it draws criticism because it allows those companies to keep generating greenhouse gases You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they’ll reduce theirContinue Reading

Andrew Wheeler enters fight over Va. bag tax

Andrew Wheeler, once head of the Trump EPA, reinvigorated a fight over his legacy this week when he became involved in a local government battle over plastic bags. Wheeler took on the board of supervisors of Fairfax County, Va., this week, testifying at a meeting that their proposed 5-cent taxContinue Reading

Roma fight environmental racism in Romania | Global Ideas | DW

Beside the airport on the outskirts of Cluj-Napoca, one of Romania’s fastest growing cities, lies an enormous landfill site. As you fly in, it’s easy to miss the multicolored roofs scattered between rolling green turf and mounds of waste. But at ground level, the area is teeming with life. Horse-drawnContinue Reading

Democrats face big decision on agriculture in climate change fight

Democrats face a tough choice in their efforts to reduce methane emissions, one of the most harmful greenhouse gases. Their dilemma? Whether to impose any new restrictions on agriculture. State economies in places like Iowa and Wisconsin are heavily reliant on the agriculture industry, and voters in rural areas haveContinue Reading

DigitalArt4Climate

With 2021 as “International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development,” a United Nations-associated non-profit organization is launching a new initiative that would support young artists in creating blockchain-powered digital artwork that would inspire the world to take action on climate change.  The DigitalArt4Climate initiative — led by International Association forContinue Reading