Tag Archives: Pollution

Exxon Mobil at crossroads of clean energy transition, climate crisis

Exxon Mobil is one of the most consequential and profitable companies in U.S. history. For more than a hundred years, the company’s oil and gas have helped power the global economy. But the Exxon Mobil of today faces the seemingly opposing priorities of supplying the world with abundant energy and …

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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Air pollution takes 2 years off your life, more than smoking or alcohol

Smoke hangs over the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Powerful, dry winds are sweeping across Northern California for a third day, driving up the risk of wildfires in a region thats been battered by heat waves, freak lightning storms and dangerously …

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Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035

Traffic in Paris, France, on May 12, 2020. The European Parliament now supports the European Commission’s goal of a 100% cut in emissions from new passenger cars and vans by 2035. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images European lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of new diesel and …

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Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda.” Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images …

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Airbus sets up UK facility to focus on hydrogen tech for aircraft

A model of one of Airbus’ ZEROe concept planes, photographed in November 2021. The firm has said it wants to develop “zero-emission commercial aircraft” by the year 2035. Giuseppe Cacace | Afp | Getty Images Airbus is launching a U.K.-based facility focused on hydrogen technologies, a move which represents the …

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How to fight climate change now

Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images Climate change is such an overwhelming and systemic problem, it’s easy to feel there’s nothing one individual can do to fight it. But Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates gave some concrete suggestions in an online question and answer session on Reddit …

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Air Company makes vodka out of CO2 emissions, backed by Toyota, JetBlue

At Bathtub Gin, a reinvented speakeasy in lower Manhattan, patrons may be pining for the past but they are drinking a vodka specifically invented for a cleaner future. Air Vodka is made in part from greenhouse gas emissions – specifically, captured carbon dioxide. It is just one of a bevy …

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Why feds are spending $2.5 billion on carbon capture

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm takes questions during a media briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 23, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Thursday it was taking its first steps to disburse more than $2.3 billion for carbon capture technology included …

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What is carbon capture? Eric Toone, investor at Gates’ firm, explains

06 January 2022, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Wismar: Smoke rises from chimneys of wood-processing industrial plants at the seaport of Wismar. Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images) Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Eric Toone is a technical lead investor for Bill Gates’ climate tech …

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