Green Groups Urge Congress to Cut Food Waste In Half

Green Groups Urge Congress to Cut Food Waste In Half

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Food waste is a serious concern in the United States — every year, between 30 and 40% of all food in the country is unsold or uneaten. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), ReFED, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among […]

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Louisville Chem Plant Produces More GHGs Than The City’s Cars Combined

Louisville Chem Plant Produces More GHGs Than The City’s Cars Combined

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer One chemical plant in Louisville Kentucky is doing more damage to the environment than all the city’s cars combined. The Chemours Louisville Works is the country’s largest emitter of a chemical called hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a greenhouse gas 12,400 times more potent than carbon dioxide. These emissions could be eliminated with low-cost technology upgrades, […]

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Cities are Under-Measuring GHG Emissions by an Average of 20%

Cities are Under-Measuring GHG Emissions by an Average of 20%

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A study published Tuesday found that American cities are undercounting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an average of 20%.  As almost 75% of GHG emissions come from our nation’s fast-growing cities, many of whom have pledged to drastically limit their emissions, accurate data collection is more important than ever. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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