Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

China’s monumental clima

China's monumental climate shift: embracing a “post-peak" era in the coming years

China, the world's economic giant, is on the verge of a watershed moment in its environmental history. After decades of rapid development and skyrocketing emissions, signs point to a near-term peak in carbon output, providing hope for global climate efforts. According to the Center for Research Read More...

Project Green Light by Google:

Project Green Light by Google: transforming urban traffic for a cleaner commute

Google's Maps app tapped into a rich mine of everyday traffic data, which holds the key to changing urban mobility. This information, gathered from a wide network of Android devices and in-car navigation systems, offers cities a game-changing possibility to optimize traffic signal timings. Google's Read More...

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Musicians to credit Earth as collaborator and support environmental causes

Artists such as Brian Eno and Anna Calvi are naming the Earth as a co-writer on their songs in order to donate a portion of their income to environmental causes. Earth: a poetic construct Eno described the Earth as "a poetic construct... a beautiful idea," and producers such Fraser T. Smith (a Read More...

Traffic in downtown Chicago with people, train, car and bus

US reveals the “Blueprint”: a plan to entirely decarbonize transportation

The United States Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency have produced a much-needed Blueprint for decarbonizing the entire US transportation system. It is hoped that the policy will reduce all greenhouse gas emissions from the Read More...

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The world’s whitest paint may soon make travel even cooler

The world's whitest paint, which has the ability to reflect about 98% of incoming sunlight, was created last year by Purdue University engineers using their knowledge of materials science. This paint has significant promise for improving building energy efficiency by reducing the need for air Read More...

The unbelievably simple way to

The unbelievably simple way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half

If we all swapped beef burgers and bacon sandwiches for vegetarian alternatives most of the week, we could cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than half. So say the scientists behind a new study published in Nature, who predicted that in 2050, sticking to a plant-based diet, with just one portion Read More...