Emissions Reductions

A giant puppet of a sea goddess made entirely of recycled materials walked through Glasgow during the COP26 climate change summit.

Key Lessons From COP26

Observers express cautious optimism as countries come together on climate goals, but developing nations say they need more support to mitigate the impacts of climate change already in progress.

November 22, 2021 - Yahoo News

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Countries Underreport Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Washington Post investigation found major discrepancies between actual emissions and the levels reported to the United Nations.

November 11, 2021 - The Washington Post

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Plan for Emissions-Free Zone Takes Shape in Seattle

The city of Seattle is working on a plan to create a zero-emissions zone to mitigate urban pollution and reduce carbon emissions in dense, congested parts of the city.

November 4, 2021 - The Urbanist

Train crossing the Trisanna Bridge in Tobadill, Austria

'Klimaticket' Provides Seamless Travel Across Austria For $3.50 Per Day

A newly launched annual train pass is geared toward reducing private car trips and simplifying travel across all of Austria's public transport systems.

November 3, 2021 - CNN

Factory Emissions

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge to EPA Powers

The Court's decision could limit the agency's authority to regulate carbon emissions in the power sector.

November 2, 2021 - Bloomberg

Protest

Report: How The U.S. Could Meet Its 2030 Climate Goals

If policymakers don't take clear, immediate action, emissions reductions will fall short of the 50-52 percent goal set in Paris.

October 29, 2021 - Rhodium Group

An image of a coal powered energy production facility along an unidentified waterway in Illinois.

Illinois Commits to Bold Climate Action

The state of Illinois passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act , which will phase fossil fuels out for energy production and position the state as a leader on equitable economic development in the clean energy sector.

September 29, 2021 - Yahoo News

Natural Resources Conservation Service's Wetlands Reserve Program

How to Fight Climate Change and Increase Resiliency, Naturally

Five actions governments could take quickly to reduce emissions and restore ecosystems.

August 16, 2021 - NRDC

Northern California Wilidfires

Time Is Running Out to Limit the Damage of Climate Change, According to Historic UN Report

The role of humans in creating immense risks from extreme weather, drought, sea-level rise, and bio-diversity loss is "unequivocal," according to a landmark study by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

August 9, 2021 - James Brasuell

Downtown Boise

Boise Aims to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2050, Adopts New Climate Plan

City leaders expressed enthusiastic support for the Climate Action Roadmap, a detailed plan for reducing carbon emissions, protecting the environment, and meeting other climate goals.

June 25, 2021 - BoiseDev

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