Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, the country's environment minister said on Monday, June 18, 2018, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off on Monday, June 18, 2018, for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane.
A British Columbia non-profit is the first organization in North America to start collecting some of the toughest plastics to recycle, including potato chip bags, zipper-lock sandwich pouches and six-pack rings around beer cans.
Jim Anderson is the Philip S. Weld professor of chemistry at Harvard, a "titanic force" behind saving the planet from disintegration of the ozone layer. We need to stop all fossil fuel emissions if we want to prevent irreversible climate change. Expanding a pipeline to transport fossil fuels is not a step in the right direction, he says.
The new, more stringent standards that begin with the 2021 model year will reduce pollution roughly by six million tonnes a year by 2030, the government says. That’s like taking 1.5 million cars off the road for one year.
Scientist David Suzuki asks "how do we ensure the price of fossil fuels includes the costs of pollution, environmental degradation and climate disruption?" The simplest and proven way, he writes, is to put a price on carbon emissions.
Canada will have a hard time meeting its climate goals at home if it keeps producing its main fossil fuel, oil. But there may be an even bigger story about oil and Canada: the global impact of oilsands growth could undermine international progress just as much.