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September 10, 2019
Humber drive aims to shrink carbon footprint of UK’s most polluting industrial zone.  The Drax power station in North Yorkshire. Drax is part of an alliance of companies leading the campaign to go carbon neutral. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Energy companies have ignited multibillion-pound plans for the UK’s first carbon-neutral “industrial cluster” in the Humber. An alliance...
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Seaweed. It’s the bane of swimmers, and can ruin a nice day at the beach. But harvesting the aquatic plant could play a role in mitigating the effects of climate change. A new study conducted by scientists at UC Santa Barbara found that seaweed farming could be a powerful new tool to sequester carbon and offset greenhouse gas...
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The Swedish fashion retailer and the company behind brands like Vans and Timberland said they’re banning leather from Brazil over environmental concerns. As Brazil’s cattle industry comes under increased scrutiny for its contribution to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, two of the world’s largest fashion companies — Sweden’s H&M Group and VF Corp., the...
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Medellín will have 65 electric buses in service by the end of the year, making it the second-largest electric bus fleet in Latin America.
From Colombia to Argentina, major cities in Latin America are starting to adopt electric bus fleets. In a region with the highest use of buses per person globally, officials believe the transition will help meet climate targets, cut fuel costs, and improve air quality. In Medellín, Colombia, passengers cram aboard a battery-powered bus during the...
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Seven Amazon countries signed a pact Friday to protect the world’s largest tropical rainforest in response to the record-breaking number of wildfires that have blazed through the Amazon rainforest this summer, Reuters reported. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname agreed to create a network to coordinate their responses to disasters like this summer’s fires. They also promised to increase the satellite monitoring...
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