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Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping | McKinsey The shipping industry needs to scale up zero-emission fuels and vessels within the next decade to achieve decarbonization by 2050.   Key takeaways: Zero-emission fuels currently increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vessels by 40-60%, depending on the route. “Green corridors” could provide a supportive…

Plant-rich diets

Plant-rich diets

Plant-rich diets Paring down and replacing that hamburger with meatless meats has multiple benefits. It reduces demand which reduces the associated land clearing, fertilizer use, emissions from burping cattle, and greenhouse gas emissions from animal operations.Shifting to a diet richer in plants is a solution that runs counter to an American diet that includes an average…

The social cost of carbon

The social cost of carbon

​Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scientific studies show that climate change will have, and in some cases has already had, severe consequences for  society,  like  the  spread  of  disease,  increased  food  insecurity,  and  coastal  destruction.  These  damages  from emitting greenhouse gases are not reflected in the price of fossil fuels, creating what economists call…

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Quit using warm water for laundry

Quit using warm water for laundry​Who would think that doing laundry with cold water could do way more than save you money? It’s actually a BIG deal!That’s the message from Tide in a newly launched campaign to decarbonize common everyday laundry habits. What if consumers did three out of every four loads of laundry with cold…

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough

Luisa Neubauer says climate goals are not tough enough In our February 15 1 Planet News we highlighted five youth activists, one of which being Luisa Neubauer of Germany. Germany’s supreme constitutional court has ruled that the government’s climate protection measures are insufficient to protect future generations, after a complaint brought by environmentalist groups. In a groundbreaking ruling,…

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