Tag Archives: Carbon Emissions

What the Green New Deal Could Mean for Our Planet

The Green New Deal - a chance to change the future

It seems everyone is talking about the Green New Deal, a potential solution to climate change freshmen Democrats are pushing through the House and Senate. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey and New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the deal on Feb. 7, but what does it mean for the future of our planet? Let’s take a closer look at the Green New Deal and how …

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Developing Emissions Solutions in Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture and solutions for reducing emissions

Agriculture is one of the most vital industries in the world and always has been. But one drawback of being one of the oldest and largest human endeavors is that change can be hard-won and slow to come. The attempt to pivot toward more sustainable agricultural technologies and techniques lays bare how resistant to change agriculture can be. Nevertheless, real-world solutions to the emissions …

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Is the Agriculture Industry Ready to Combat Climate Change?

Agriculture is a key component to combat climate change

The agriculture industry is a large contributor to climate change. In the last 50 years, greenhouse gas emissions from fisheries, livestock and agriculture nearly doubled and could continue to rise in the future. Agriculture will also be one of the industries hardest hit by climate change, as global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more erratic. With a growing world population, it’s more important …

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Everyday Actions That Are Hurting Our Planet

We all love casual conservation. Taking out the recycling, carpooling to work; small lifestyle modifications can help us feel like we’re contributing to the cause without sacrificing anything important. However, every day we also participate in activities that are hurting our planet beyond driving cars and burning fossil fuels for home heating. Small, nondescript actions that we do unconsciously can add up to a …

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EarthTalk: Carbon Tax vs. Cap-and-Trade

Putting a price on carbon: Carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the difference between a carbon tax and “cap-and-trade” system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? – Marina Brown, New York, NY Most of us can agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a must given the rapid warming of the planet; just how to …

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