What Janet Yellen can do about climate change as US Treasury secretary

The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households – study

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 18, 2021 ~7 min

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Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Brazilian Scientists Count Carbon in Amazon Rainforest

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 14, 2021 ~6 min

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Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change efforts

Companies are using these credits to offset their emissions, though many projects won't meaningfully reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~9 min

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Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.

Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

California's proposition to halt the sale of gasoline-powered engines may be extreme. But could it work?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

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Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less role of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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