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  • The world is failing to limit global warming
    A newly released assessment by Climate Action Tracker (CAT) shows that nearly every nation has failed to meet a major climate goal. The goal in question is to keep global warming from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as per the...
  • Potty-trained cows: A new approach to reduce emissions
    In a recent study, scientists "potty-trained" cows in an attempt to reduce the animals' greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in Current Biology, included 16 calves trained to defecate in one spot. After several weeks of training, 11 out...
  • Harvard University pledges to divest from fossil fuels
    Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow has announced that the institution will divest from its fossil fuel holdings. The announcement came Tuesday, stating that the institution has already been cutting its investments in fossil fuels.[...]
  • 20 livestock firms emit more greenhouse gas than Britain, France or Germany
    What produces 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide? The animal agriculture sector. According to a new report by animal campaigners, 20 livestock companies contribute more emissions than Britain, France or Germany. And governments subsidize...
  • China To Build 43 New Coal-Fired Power Plants
    The report reckons that these new coal plants and blast furnaces will add 150 million tonnes to China’s CO2 emissions. This is roughly half the UK’s total emissions.
  • New environmental racism scorecard calls out ExxonMobil
    The grading period has ended, and it’s time to find out who got the high scores and who’s failing the class. According to a new environmental racism scorecard released by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow, ExxonMobil came in...
  • White House pushes oil amid code red climate crisis
    President Joe Biden, that supposed proponent of green infrastructure, surprised many environmentally conscious folks on Wednesday. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan issued a statement asking for the Organization of the Petroleum...
  • NASA at Your Table: Where Food Meets Methane
    In addition to the human sources, methane is also produced in natural settings. The greatest natural source of methane is wetlands, which contribute 30% of global methane emissions. Other natural sources of methane emissions include the oceans, termites,...

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Emissions Cap

A limit placed on companies regarding the amount of greenhouse gases (or other polutants) it can emit.

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Emissions Leakage

This is a concept often used by policymakers in reference to the problem that emissions abatement achieved in one location may be offset by increased emissions in unregulated locations. Such leakage can arise, for example, in the short term as emissions abaters reduce energy demand or timber supply, influencing world prices for these commodities and increasing the quantity emitted elsewhere; and it can arise in the longer term, for example, as industries relocate to avoid controls.

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Emissions Trading

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