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UK breakthrough could slash emissions from cement

Scientists say they’ve found a way to recycle cement from demolished concrete buildings.

Report Outlines Which Companies Are Most Responsible for Climate Crisis

A report released by Carbon Majors on Thursday says that 57 companies were responsible for 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel and cement production between 2016 to 2022.

Scientists Discover How to Convert CO2 into Powder That Can Be Stored for Decades

A team of scientists has figured out how to convert planet-warming carbon dioxide into a harmless powdery fuel that could be converted into clean electricity

Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

Trees and bushes planted near highways do more than improve the scenery. A new Georgia State University study finds they significantly reduce air pollution caused by motor vehicles, which has been linked to a host of illnesses

Only 7 Countries Meet WHO’s Air Quality Guidelines as Fossil Fuels Worsen Pollution

A Swiss air quality monitoring firm on Tuesday said its latest worldwide data reveals the need for more walkable cities and a swift transition away from planet-heating fossil fuels, as just 7 out of 134 countries were found to meet global standards for dangerous air pollution.

Satellite to ‘name and shame’ worst oil and gas methane polluters

A washing-machine-sized satellite is to “name and shame” the worst methane polluters in the oil and gas industry.

‘Smoking gun proof’: fossil fuel industry knew of climate danger as early as 1954, documents show

Documents show industry-backed Air Pollution Foundation uncovered the severe harm climate change would wreak

Synthetic biology breakthrough fixes CO2 from the air better than nature

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have developed a synthetic pathway that can capture CO2 from the air more efficiently than in nature.

Fossil Fuel Giants to Lavish Shareholders With Record Paydays as Climate Crisis Deepens

For the world’s five largest oil giants, the year marked record profits and the approval of several major new fossil fuel projects.

Arctic Waters Are Emitting More Carbon as They Warm, Study Finds

The Arctic Ocean may be the planet’s smallest ocean, but it is an important carbon sink that absorbs up to 198 million tons of carbon annually, according to a press release from NASA.

Wildfires can unlock cancer-causing chemicals from the soil, new research finds

The searing heat from wildfires can transform metals found naturally in the soil into cancer-causing airborne particles, according to a new report.

COP28 Ends With ‘Historic’ Commitment to Transition From Fossil Fuels but Stops Short of Phaseout

On Wednesday, delegates from nearly 200 nations at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai released the final draft of a global agreement that solidifies the transition away from fossil fuels in order to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change.