California’s Dairy Farmers Moo-ve to Reduce Methane Emissions

California’s Dairy Farmers Moo-ve to Reduce Methane Emissions

Dairies in the state of California contribute to about 3% of the state’s annual greenhouse gas emissions–this is mostly due to cow burps and the fermentation of their manure. It’s because of this that the state has set strict targets for dairy farms to reduce their GHG emissions 40% below 2013 levels by 2030.

The good news? Dairy farmers are already more than 60% of the way to meeting their targets.

Continue Reading 354 words
Netflix and….CO2 Emissions? 

Netflix and….CO2 Emissions? 

by Alexandra Patel When people think of carbon emissions they probably think of cars and power plants but you’d probably be surprised to learn that video streaming is becoming an increasing source of GHG emissions as our Netflix and Youtube addictions grow. A  study lead by the French think tank The Shift Project discovered that […]

Continue Reading 337 words
Busting the myth that EVs lead to more emissions than fossil fuel cars

Busting the myth that EVs lead to more emissions than fossil fuel cars

There’s a false rumor being spread around the internet by trolls, well-meaning people and…the likes of Politico and WSJ Editorial Board about the environmental benefit of electric vehicles. Essentially the claim is that since EVs have to be recharged largely through grid power, they end up emitting more greenhouse gases because our utilities are still […]

Continue Reading 397 words
Tackling food waste, one fish chip at a time

Tackling food waste, one fish chip at a time

The FAO has also stated that food waste is a huge driver of climate change as 30 as all the global loss contributes to 8 % of total global greenhouse gas emissions. The Washington Post noted that, if food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming. While we still have a long way to go to ensure that we waste less, some innovators are finding ways to get creative and reuse bits of food and animal products that typically get discarded. 

Continue Reading 464 words

Want the planet in your inbox?

Subscribe to the email that top lawmakers, renowned scientists, and thousands of concerned citizens turn to each morning for the latest environmental news and analysis.