With the world’s largest fleet of electric vehicles per capita, Norway may appear as a global leader in sustainability, but the country still remains one of the world’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Seeking to ramp up its efforts in the fight against climate change, the … [Read more...] about Norway kickstarts one of the world’s largest carbon storage projects
In the latter part of 2016, Ethan Steinberg and two of his friends planned a driving tour across the United States to interview farmers. Their goal was to solve a riddle that had been bothering each of them for some time. Why was it, they wondered, that American agriculture … [Read more...] about Agroforestry isn’t just good for the planet. It’s also good for wallets
In the mission against climate change, innovative futuristic designs are surfacing from some of the world’s brightest minds. One of these ideas was shared with us this week by an Optimist reader and appeared at an international design competition: iceberg producing submarines. … [Read more...] about Can iceberg-producing submarines change how we think about climate solutions?
In order to achieve stabilization of global temperatures as called for by the international climate goals, we need to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. And while turning away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources is an essential step, a recent study suggests … [Read more...] about Planting more trees could dramatically help in fight against climate change
Is there still time to avoid runaway climate change? To a large degree, the answer depends on the feasibility of “negative emissions” — techniques or technologies that suck CO2 out of the air. In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), all … [Read more...] about Climate solutions: is it feasible to remove enough CO2 from the air?