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Businesses failing to cut carbon footprint of ‘power-hungry’ technology

By Bill Goodwin 11/08/21
Companies are missing the opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of power-hungry technology, according to a survey of digital leaders. Chief executives and companies’ boards recognise that greener technology will improve their carbon footprint, but…
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Why billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos buy carbon offsets — and how they work

By Tom Huddleston Jr. 11/05/21
It’s a common refrain: A billionaire loudly promotes potential solutions for climate change while jetting around the world, leaving a sizable carbon footprint. This week, it happened twice. First, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates — an…
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Ironically, space traveller Jeff Bezos says world should ‘reduce our carbon footprint’

By Jeff Parsons 11/02/21
Jeff Bezos has spoken to delegates at the COP26 climate change conference about how his recent trip to space gave him a new perspective. The billionaire founder of Amazon said going to space let him…
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Simple ways to reduce carbon footprint at home

As the climate change conversation takes center stage this week, help the planet by making these lifestyle adjustments, which can also help you save big on energy bills...
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COP26: This is what individuals can do to slow down climate change, according to experts

By Julia Jacobo 11/01/21
As the leaders of the world gather in Glasgow to discuss the fate of the climate crisis, the power to save the planet from destruction caused by humans does not only lie in the hands…
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By Rachel Miller 11/01/21
It was a summer filled with intense wildfires and skies dense with smoke. Checking the air quality every morning became as normal as checking the daily weather. Unfortunately, it appears to be just the beginning…
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Sustainability begins at home: how to live a lower-carbon lifestyle

By Kate Bassett 11/01/21
Overwhelmed by the magnitude of the climate crisis, many people say they feel powerless to make a difference. But, for some, even small changes — whether cutting down on meat, switching to energy efficient lightbulbs…
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Searching for Hidden Meaning in Climate Jargon

By The New York Times Climate Desk 10/31/21
Governments are committing to net zero. Sustainable products are being sold to you on Instagram. Banks are pushing E.S.G.s. As climate change gets worse, it seems like everyone wants you to know that they’re doing…
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How the rich are driving climate change

By Laura Paddison 10/28/21
The world's wealthiest people make a huge contribution to climate change through carbon-hungry activities. How can we reduce emissions from the rich?
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What’s the aid sector’s carbon footprint?

By Léopold Salzenstein and Kylee Pedersen 10/27/21
The world’s largest aid organisations are divided when it comes to which greenhouse gas emissions to measure and how, according to a survey by The New Humanitarian that paints a messy picture of greening efforts…
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Apple charges forward to 2030 carbon neutral goal, adding 9 gigawatts of clean power and doubling supplier commitments

Apple today announced it has more than doubled the number of suppliers committed to using 100 percent clean energy over the last year, accelerating progress toward its ambitious 2030 goal to be carbon neutral across…
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Climate change: Four things you can do about your carbon footprint

By Daniel Kraemer & Joe Whitwell 10/26/21
From installing a heat pump to turning down the heating, there is a raft of changes around the home that can help the planet. "Switching from a gas or oil-powered heating system to an electric heat…
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Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food purchased by US households

Most consumers want to make food purchases that are smart for their wallets, their health and the environment. And while switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet can lower one's impact on greenhouse gas emissions,…

Three Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A greenhouse gas is a gas which absorbs infrared radiation. These gases, when they absorb this radiation, trap heat that would otherwise escape the planet’s atmosphere and filter off into space. Radiation which is unable to escape…

We need to talk about the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint

We need to be honest about not just the behavioral changes that will make the biggest difference in reducing emissions, but about what it will take to get there.

A Guide to the Good, Low-Carbon Life

For about the last 10 years, environmental law professor Karl Coplan has been trying to winnow down his direct footprint of carbon-dioxide emissions. He has been successful, and has just published a book chronicling his…

Climate Change Food Calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?

Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies.


Your website could be doing the environment dirty. Here’s how to clean it up.

By Angely Mercado   10/26/21  
No trees are seemingly cut down every time you Google something or read a social media post on your phone or laptop. But websites alone do create emissions—internet usage is responsible for almost four percent…
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Beef Industry Tries to Erase Its Emissions With Fuzzy Methane Math

By Ben Elgin   10/19/21  
Scientists with the world’s top climate organization made reducing meat consumption an official policy recommendation in 2019, echoing what environmentalists had urged for years: Eating less meat, in particular beef, reduces the large volume of…
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Forget Your Carbon Footprint. Let’s Talk About Your Climate Shadow.

By Emma Pattee   10/12/21  
onsider these two people: One flies weekly for work; the other lives in a studio apartment and walks to the office every day. On the surface, it’s clear here who has the bigger carbon footprint.…
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Google Cloud will now show its users their carbon footprint in the cloud

By Frederic Lardinois   10/12/21  
Google Cloud today announced a new (and free) feature that will provide its users with custom carbon footprint reports that detail the carbon emissions their cloud usage generates.
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Google Flights will now show you the environmental impact of your travel

By Natalie B. Compton   10/06/21  
To help users find more sustainable travel options, Google launched a feature Wednesday that will show a carbon-emissions estimate for almost every flight in its search results. Now, along with price and duration, travelers will…
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Google launches new features to help users shrink their carbon footprints

By Justine Calma   10/06/21  
Google announced a suite of new features that it says will help people who use their platforms make more sustainable choices. The new services focus on reducing planet-heating greenhouse gas emissions and are primarily found on Search,…
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Companies bet carbon labels can help the climate. Will consumers catch on?

By Jessica Wolfrom   06/17/21  
The world is littered with labels — markers that tell you how many calories are in a candy bar or if a tomato is organic. Now, companies are creating labels to show consumers the environmental…
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The Fallacy of Our Carbon Footprint

By Emma Pattee   05/10/21  
In 1992, a Canadian ecologist named William Rees coined the term “ecological footprint,” a measurement of how much any entity was impacting the planet’s ecology. A decade later, British Petroleum started promoting a new term:…
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Bag the Carbon Calculators. You Didn’t Cause This.

By Peter Sinclair   10/08/20  
“But what can I do to fight climate change?” is a frequently asked question for anyone that does communication on this topic – and I used to have a ready list of everyday things one…
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Gordon: Logging, carbon capture could help limit severe wildfires, reduce carbon footprint

By Brendan LaChance   10/05/20  
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said during a Monday, Oct. 5 press conference that “we have got to embrace that we have got to do a better job of managing our forests.” Gordon’s comments came as…
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Big Data to Calculate Carbon

By Chris Clayton   08/03/20  
New Ag Tech Programs Stress Reducing Environmental Footprint While Boosting Profitability
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Changing how we make solar panels could reduce their carbon emissions

By Donna Lu   07/31/20  
Changing the way we make solar panels could reduce their carbon footprint, providing a boost to green energy.
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Carbon accountability: keeping emissions low as the U.S. reopens

By Katherine Gallagher   07/25/20  
As global carbon emissions continue to decrease due to COVID-19, history shows that this drop may not be sustainable. The Great Depression saw a carbon emissions drop of 26% as industrial production in the United…
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New model proposed to reduce carbon footprint

By Lea Jones   07/21/20  
Prior to the global pandemic, climate researchers identified an uncomfortable truth: the very meetings and events meant to support the fight against climate change were themselves causing vast greenhouse gas emissions through international air travel.
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Offsetting carbon emissions, one ton at a time

By Tina Rodia   07/20/20  
Prior to the global pandemic, climate researchers identified an uncomfortable truth: the very meetings and events meant to support the fight against climate change were themselves causing vast greenhouse gas emissions through international air travel.
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Data Science: The Key Tool Cities Need To Reduce Carbon Emissions

By Ankit Mishra   07/13/20  
Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, policymakers and scientists leveraged data insights to track and contain the virus in cities. As the economy begins to reopen, cities must continue to use data to not only monitor Covid-19…
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Sport’s carbon footprint is global bad news

By Alex Kirby   06/22/20  
The amount of damage caused by global sport’s carbon footprint and the other forms of climate pollution sport produces matches the havoc resulting from the activities of entire countries, a new study by a British…
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Allbirds Is The First Fashion Brand To Label Its Carbon Footprint Like Calories

By Lela London   04/15/20  
Sustainable fashion brand Allbirds has just announced it has become the first fashion brand to label every item produced with its carbon footprint.
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Area looking toward composting to reduce carbon footprint

By Charlotte Rene Woods   12/16/19  
What would the future of composting look like in the region? Local stakeholders and an out-of-state company are trying to figure that out.
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Food for thought on our carbon footprint | Letters

Artificially grown ‘meat’ has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, argues Patrick Cosgrove. As for Extinction Rebellion, its aims couldn’t be clearer, according to Mark Haworth-Booth The close correlation between diet and environment that has…
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Purchase College, 19 other institutes go green to reduce carbon footprint

By Isabel Keane   09/18/19  
A coalition of New York state's higher education institutions, including Westchester County's Purchase College, will buy renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint on campuses.
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Choosing chicken over beef cuts our carbon footprints a surprising amount

By Stephen Leahy   06/10/19  
Replacing the carbon-heavy beef on your plate with carbon-light chicken will cut your dietary carbon footprint a shocking amount: in half. That’s according to a first-ever national study of U.S. eating habits and their carbon…
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Tourism Responsible for 8% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

By Daisy Dunne   05/16/18  
The study, which looks at the spending habits of travellers in 160 countries, shows that the impact of tourism on global emissions could be four times larger than previously thought.
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We need to talk about the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint

By Sarah DeWeerdt   07/18/17  
We need to be honest about not just the behavioral changes that will make the biggest difference in reducing emissions, but about what it will take to get there.
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Plastic Has A Big Carbon Footprint — But That Isn’t The Whole Story

By Christopher Joyce   06/09/19  
Plastic waste gets a lot of attention when photos of dead whales with stomachs full of plastic bags hit the news. Pieces of plastic also litter cities, and tiny plastic particles are even floating in…
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