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Renewable Roundup: Making solar more sustainable (Through recycling and other means)

Sustainability means different things to different stakeholders. It can be mining and recycling of materials, and it can be the quite different question of a sustainable global economy that brings prosperity and other benefits to billions more people. It can be the question of profitability of investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable agriculture, carbon-free […]

June 15th

Ecoright News: Bipartisan ag bill rewards climate-friendly farmers

Indiana Senator Mike Braun joined a bipartisan group of senators, including Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act, a bill which would break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has the support of the American Farm Bureau Federation, National […]

Renewable Roundup: How refrigeration figures in climate change action

Most of the attention on Global Warming quite rightly goes to renewable electricity and EVs. But we have to thank those who focus on the less glamorous parts of the problem. Refrigeration, including air conditioning, turns out to be another critical issue. By Mokurai Alternative Refrigerants — Drawdown Fluorinated gases are not the only refrigerants […]

June 5th

It’s not just fossil fuels – A nexus of ‘carbon-connected’ industries is blocking climate action

Back in 2017, when President Trump promised to bring back coal jobs, the fact that Arby’s employed more Americans than the coal industry went viral, and people realized just what a small subset of the population it is that is profiting off of climate change. The idea that only the fossil fuel industry is profiting from climate change, however, may […]

How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse

Scientists making climate-change projections have to deal with a number of uncertainties. The amount of global warming will depend on the magnitude of future emissions, which, in turn, depends on how society grows and develops. The rate of warming will also depend on how sensitive the climate is to increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. By Zeke Hausfather, Carbon Brief’s climate […]

April 18th

Back to the Earth: Carbon farming and the Green New Deal

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not coal-fired power plants and internal combustion engine transportation that emit the majority of greenhouse gases — it’s industrial agricultural food production. But that could change, as the Green New Deal has major implications for the food system. By Carolyn Fortuna Cleantechnica When we do a close reading of the full text of the […]

March 9th

One way to fight climate change: Filling potholes, fixing roads

With Democrats in control of the House of Representatives and Republicans in control of the Senate, Congress is unlikely to produce any significant legislation on divisive issues like climate change. However, lawmakers may tackle the carbon crisis by other means, including through legislation on infrastructure, one possible area of compromise. By Marlene Cimons Nexus Media […]

January 31st

Trump’s anti-science agenda isn’t just dumb – it’s also illegal

As we begin year three of the Trump presidency, it’s no secret that the administration is hostile to facts. We’ve seen it repeatedly in the environmental space, and as Emily Holden at the Guardian points out, the same politics-over-reality approach is playing out in other areas, from school lunches to sex ed. What Holden doesn’t mention, however, […]

January 18th