Recent Transportation Trends Are Worth Paying Attention to

Recent Transportation Trends Are Worth Paying Attention to
A few months ago, I wrote an article regarding some strategies that help reduce the shipping industry's carbon emissions. Back then, I projected that some moves might be taken to mitigate carbon impact from shipping. It is noted that shipping emissions also matters to many businesses outside the shipping industry, such as the retail businesses, traveling companies, and any companies relied on freight ships and touring ships throughout their suppl...
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How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting

How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting
England's current woodland covers only 10% of the country and current regenerative plans are only planning to increase this by 2%, by 2050.If woodland cover was increased to 26%, 10% of the nation's carbon would be adsorbed naturally, whilst supporting dwindling wildlife.Rewilding - allowing woodland to regenerate naturally on a large scale - is the most effective way to increase woodland cover. Allowing trees to naturally establish over huge are...
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Carbon pricing is effective in reducing emissions, largest-ever study finds

Carbon pricing is effective in reducing emissions, largest-ever study finds
A new study examines the impact of carbon pricing on emissions.Growth in annual carbon dioxide emissions was about 2 percentage points lower in countries with a carbon price than those without.The study also found that increasing the price by 1 euro per tonne was associated with decreasing emissions by a further 0.3% Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, righ...
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Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions
Cement is vital in the construction industry, being the glue that holds concrete together.But cement production accounts for around 8% of global CO₂ emissions.Low-carbon alternatives are available and could help to revolutionize the way we build cities to mitigate against climate change. August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that ...
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Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out

Why low-end ‘climate sensitivity’ can now be ruled out
Research published in the Reviews of Geophysics, develops the likely range of "equilibrium climate sensitivity" (ECS).This is the measure of how much the world can be expected to warm for a doubling of CO2 above pre-industrial levels.The findings suggest that the range of ECS is likely to be between 2.6C and 4.1C. After four years of labour and detailed discussions by an international team of scientists, we are able to quantify better than ever b...
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Why this moment could be decisive for tackling climate change: Report

Why this moment could be decisive for tackling climate change: Report
COVID-19 has created a unique opportunity to build a more sustainable world, a new report says.The pandemic has boosted awareness of and support for sustainable practices.Business and investors have a critical role in steering the economic recovery.Global cooperation is needed to make the world more sustainable. More than half a century ago, one of the first images of Earth adrift in space was taken by the Apollo 8 space mission. The shot is ofte...
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Four Strategies that Help Reduce the Shipping Industry’s Carbon Emissions

Four Strategies that Help Reduce the Shipping Industry’s Carbon Emissions
Ships are responsible for roughly 3% of global CO2 and GHG emissions (CO2-eq), emitting approximately 1 billion tonnes of CO2 and GHGs per year, according to the data from 2007 to 2012. Yet the total emissions from international shipping could go up due to the growth of the world maritime trade.To mitigate the shipping industry's carbon footprint, the International Maritime Organization ("IMO"), as the United Nations specialized agency with respo...
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Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought
The big idea The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. The driving force comes from tiny plankton that produce organic carbon through photosynthesis, like plants on land. When plankton die or are consumed, a set of processes known as the biological carbon pump carries sinking particles of carbon from the surface to the deep ocean in a process known as marine snowfall. Naturalist and writer Rachel Carson called it the "most stupendo...
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The world's largest shipping company is setting up a research center to decarbonize the industry

The world's largest shipping company is setting up a research center to decarbonize the industry
Danish company A.P. Moller-Maersk has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.It will team up with other industry leaders to set up a research center to reduce carbon emissions in the shipping industry.The center will be based in Denmark and combine the knowledge from industry experts, academia and regulators.Shipping carries around 80% of global trade, and is directly responsible for 3% of worldwide emissions. The world's largest container ...
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How 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their ‘heat threshold’

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Trees remove carbon from the atmosphere when they are living, but release large quantities when they die.Scientists predict that just a 2˚C could push most tropical rainforests above their safe 'heat threshold' As they photosynthesise and grow, tropical forests remove enormous amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, reducing global warming. However, forests are also themselves affected by this warming. If it gets too hot or too dry, trees will gro...
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