The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved a ban on Friday of ships’ use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters after July 1, 2024. However, since it includes exemptions and waivers — loopholes — a complete HFO ban would only come into effect in mid-2029.
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A group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has released a statement ahead of next week’s talks at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) that claims the initial IMO GHG Strategy, the 2018 climate deal agreed to by over 100 countries, risks being undermined at negotiations next week by a small number of countries.
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Replacing gas with electric appliances in California homes would prevent around 350 premature deaths each year and produce $3.5 billion in annual health benefits from cleaner air. This is according to new research from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health for the Sierra Club on gas-fueled home appliances and their effect on air quality.
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New satellite technology reveals Ohio gas leak released 60K tons of methane
A new report revealed that the first satellite designed to monitor the earth with a new instrument called TROPOMI for methane leaks discovered that an accident at a fracking site in Belmont County, Ohio, in February 2018 resulted in one of the worst methane leaks ever recorded in the US.
The methane released into the atmosphere from the Ohio fracking site exceeded the annual output of all but three European countries.
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In today’s EGEB:
- Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announces Green New Deal for farmers.
- Amazon launches two sustainable energy projects.
- Shame Plane shows how much Arctic sea ice you’re melting by flying.
- Cape Air provides sustainability benefits for its employees.
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New York lawmakers have agreed to pass the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA), an ambitious bill that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050, with the rest of the state’s emissions offset by other projects for “net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy.”
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San Francisco has unveiled a plan that would require its largest private commercial buildings to run on 100% renewable electricity, a first in the US.
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New York City Council adopted a bill Thursday that will require buildings of a certain size to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s being touted as the first of its kind.
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As citizens, governments, and investors alike look for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help looks to be coming from a series of new satellites that aim to identify those emissions as they occur.
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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) updated its study on the average greenhouse gas emissions of electric vehicles versus gasoline-powered vehicles based on electricity sources and reiterated that on average, EVs indeed create less emissions than gasoline-powered cars. expand full story