Mary Jane Eustace

366 Flips | 7 Magazines | 2 Followers | @MaryJaneEustace | Instructor at Becker College

How Oman’s Rocks Could Help Save the Planet

The rocks in this part of the world have a special ability: They can turn carbon dioxide into stone.

A British Supermarket Chain Banned This Product Because It Destroys Forests

Palm oil contributes to climate change and can be found in half of all supermarket products.<p>What do lipstick, chocolate, shampoo, margarine, cookies, …

Biodiversity

Letter: Mary Jane Sorrentino: Carbon tax good for environment and economy

Keith White’s Feb. 5 letter (“Proposed carbon tax is not worth the trouble”) asks what impact the carbon pricing bills introduced by state Rep. Aaron …

Rhode Island

Are Disney's Cambodian Carbon Credits a Fantasy?

The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia's biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest …

Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

Donald Trump is no champion of the environment. But this morning, in signing a bill to continue funding the US government, he also ended up supporting two pieces of new legislation that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change.<p>Trump found himself in this situation because of …

Fossil Fuels

Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday.<p>The deal raised the so-called …

Carbon capture technology bill provides tax incentives for companies

<b>WASHINGTON -</b> Congress and the President have breathed new life into the coal industry.<br>The passage of the FUTURE Act, a bipartisan carbon capture …

Carbon Emissions

Carbon pricing can spur economic growth more than we thought, says new research

Good climate policy can contribute more to a stable, growing economy than previously thought. This is because carbon prices do more than just reduce …

AEP, American Power Giant, Sets Goal to Slash Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050

American Electric Power (AEP), one of the nation’s largest power generators, will pursue a strategy to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by …

This Indonesian company turns seaweed into edible & biodegradable packaging

<b>One potential solution to the massive plastic pollution problem could come from Evoware, which makes seaweed-based packaging that is not only 100%</b> …

Supporters of fossil fuel, environment allied in Congress to support carbon capture's future

WASHINGTON – Scientists have tried for years to figure out an economical way to separate carbon dioxide from fossil fuel emissions before releasing …

Fossil Fuels

Why low-carbon advocates large and small should speak up

Pick your positions wisely and try to keep politics out of it.

In­flu­ence of car­bon di­ox­ide leak­age on the seabed

Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed is one way to counteract the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. But what happens …

AEP carbon reduction plan calls for more than 8 GW of renewables

The utility intends to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants 80% below 2000 levels by 2050.

Carbon pricing could save millions of hectares of tropical forest: new study

A new study finds that putting a price on carbon could drastically reduce the amount of deforestation in the tropics by 2050: $20 per metric ton …

University of Maryland

Keeping the world below 2°C of warming needs tech we don’t have

European national science academies report warns tepid emission cuts not enough.<p>The analysis is well known to everyone who has paid even a little …

Reducing the footprint of a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide

USC scientists have unlocked a new, more efficient pathway for converting methane - a potent gas contributing to climate change - directly into basic …

Borneo’s carbon sink

<b> Asia Pacific</b> - The decimation of Borneo’s forests over the past half century is well known. Every tree lost releases carbon into the atmosphere, …

Duke partners with Delta Air Lines to cut carbon emissions, plant trees in Durham

Duke has partnered with Delta Air Lines to launch a program dedicated to offsetting carbon emissions produced by the institution.<p>Matthew Arsenault, …

Delta Airlines

ALI eyes trees from the forest to reach carbon-neutral status after five years

Such is an ambitious project considering that involves neutralizing all the carbons—another term for pollution—that ALI has contributed through its …

Extreme Weather

New York City divests from fossil fuels; sues oil majors

<b>By Flannery Winchester</b><p>“When I woke up on October 30, 2012, I was met with a Lower East Side that had no power, no communication, no heat, no water.” …

Climate

Are candidates ready to face climate change? Voters are.

It seemed like a preposterous idea as we gathered along the sofas of my living room last summer.<p>Could we really pull off a candidate forum …

Carbon Fiber from Plants Is Greener and Cheaper

Carbon fiber is glamorous. It helps shed precious pounds from performance-focused cars like those from McLaren (its carbon Monocell is pictured above) as well as upmarket eco-warriors like the BMW i3, and it is increasingly applied as merit-badge splashes of decor on sporty trims of myriad other …

Is Massachusetts ready for carbon pricing?

Many economists across the political spectrum agree that carbon pricing could provide a cost-effective strategy to accelerate a transition to a …

Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer introduce carbon cap & dividend bill in Congress

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (L) and Rep. Don Beyer (R)<p><b>By Mary Gable</b><p>Big news on Capitol Hill this week: Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative …

Fossil Fuels

Capturing Carbon with Grazing Management (Audio)

Audio Only: Dr. Jason Rowntree's webinar focuses on the impact of grazing management on soil carbon, and some of the approaches being implemented to …

Michigan State University

State Lawmakers Announce Formation of Carbon Costs Coalition

<b>State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pricing</b><p><i>Coalition Highlights State-level Momentum on Growing a Clean Energy Economy</i><p><b>Washington, D.C.</b> …

Climate

Carbon-sucking technologies unlikely to help hold climate line: scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging plans to curb climate change by sucking excess emissions out of the atmosphere rely on technologies that have "limited realistic potential" to work, at least in coming decades, scientists warned Wednesday.<p>So-called "negative emissions" technologies - …