A team of U.S. researchers has developed a software system that they say documents carbon dioxide emissions in urban areas down to the level of individual buildings or street segments. Using publicly available data on local pollution, traffic counts, and building uses — as well as models of building-by-building energy consumption — the researchers from Arizona (more…)
The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations in the world’s tropical regions, particularly Indonesian Borneo, is becoming an increasingly significant source of global carbon emissions, a new study says.
Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Stanford and Yale universities project that the continued expansion of plantations will add more than 558 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (more…)
A decline in U.S. carbon emissions in recent years is unlikely to continue over the long term unless there is a significant shift in how the nation produces and uses its energy, according to a new analysis.
While several factors have triggered a 9 percent decline in annual carbon emissions in the U.S. (more…)
The government of India has approved a 230-billion rupee strategy ($4.13 billion) to spur increased production of electric and hybrid vehicles over the next eight years, setting a target of 6 million green vehicles by 2020.
The new plan, designed to reduce the nation’s (more…)
Hilton owns fewer than 50 of the 3,800 hotels that fly the Hilton flag, but the chain’s brand standards govern what the independent owners can do. While every big hotel chain has a sustainability program, reports Marc Gunther, Hilton was the first major hospitality company to require sustainability measurement as a brand standard. (more…)
Carbon emissions that go into the atmosphere are the pivot of environmental talks, and for a good reason, since they are the main cause of global warming (switching to alternative energy is one of the solutions to that). There are lots of earth-level environmental issues that need to be dealt with urgently such as water treatment and some people (more…)
Since April 2010 the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme has been in effect, as part of an ambitious strategy by the UK government to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Analysts have already complied statistics that suggest the CRC Scheme could reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 11.6m tonnes per year by 2020. (more…)