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- Although less human activity during the pandemic did wonders for the environment, carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere are now at its highest.
The Biggest Problem In Recycling, According to Recycle Coach (Exclusive)What is the Recycle Coach App? The app informs consumers of local recycling policies, and we spoke with a rep about the problems with recycling.
Court Orders Shell to Halve CO2 Emissions by 2030 in Historic RulingA Dutch court has ordered Shell to almost halve its carbon emissions in the next nine years.
Despite Tribe's Pleas, Judge Allows DAPL to Continue Running Without PermitsWho is Judge James Boasberg? The U.S. District Judge is has allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to keep running despite missing key federal permits.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expresses Support to Ban FrackingIs the state of California officially going to impose a fracking ban? A new bill was recently proposed, that could completely ban drilling by 2027.
Slashing Methane Emissions by 45 Percent Is Crucial to Avoid Climate Catastrophe — and Easy, Says UN ReportCutting our methane emissions by at least 40 percent could massively help the planet avoid climate catastrophe.
Alexandra Richards' Love for Nature Was Inspired by Her Rockstar DadGreen Matters spoke with Alexandra Richards on her involvement with Project Zero, motherhood, and how she learned to love nature from her rockstar dad.
India on Track to Reach Key Climate Goal a Decade Ahead of DeadlineAfter setting ambitious goals aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, India is on track to meet the goals a decade early.
Electric Car Batteries: What They're Made Of, What Happens to Them, and MoreInterested in buying an electric car? Here's what EV batteries made from, and what happens to the batteries when they're no longer usable.
Scientists Develop New Bioplastic That Is *Actually* CompostableScientists may have discovered the answer to plastic pollution by developing a fully biodegradable version of the plastic we've grown accustomed to.
CEO of Electric Airplane Company Gives Insight Into the Future of E-viation (Exclusive)Green Matters was able to speak with the CEO of electric airplane company, MagniX, to discuss the foreseeable future of electric flying, or e-viation.
Oil Companies Continue to Drill, Pollute, and Endanger Native Lands — But Why?Why do oil companies drill on native lands? New Mexico's Navajo Nation was flooded with crude oil in 2019, causing explosions and pollution.
Hospitals Have a High Environmental Impact — That's Why Many Are Working to Curb EmissionsLong before the pandemic, hospitals have been notorious for having high environmental impacts — that's why many are working to lower their impact.
Google Maps Now Encouraging Users to Opt For Greener Transportation OptionsOn Tuesday, March 30, Google Maps launched an eco-friendly initiative to encourage users to take green transit options and show environmental impact.
Vegan Fungi "Leather" Is Expected to Hit Adidas' and Stella McCartney's Shelves by 2021Adidas and other brands will be offering vegan "leather" products made of fungi, making them more sustainable than most manmade vegan leathers.
The Environmental Impact of Green Hydrogen May Not Outweigh the PriceWhat is the environmental impact of green hydrogen? Although it may be a clean energy alternative, it's extremely expensive, so here's how it compares.
Climate Envoy John Kerry's History of Working to Protect the PlanetWhat is John Kerry's history with climate activism? What to know about President Joe Biden's 2021 Climate Envoy, his past positions, and more.
What Is the Most Dangerous Type of Air Pollution? Experts Say It Could Be Wildfire SmokeWhat is the most toxic type of air pollution? According to a recent study, wildfire smoke may be more dangerous than other forms of air pollution.
Which Countries Have Signed Carbon Pledges? The U.N. Discredits Them, Saying "Try Harder"Which countries have signed carbon pledges? Several have vowed to lower their environmental impact, but the U.N. says their efforts aren't enough.
IKEA Is Building Solar Car Parks as a Clean Energy InvestmentIKEA is investing in clean energy by building solar car parks as canopies for its parking lots, to supply the stores with means of clean energy.
Wales Still Faces Environmental Turmoil, Years After the 1966 Coal Slide in AberfanWales experienced a coal mining-fueled disaster in 1966, when a coal slide destroyed a community, and the small U.K. country is still facing eco turmoil.
Exploring How Different Energy Sources Cause Different Forms of PollutionCreating and utilizing energy always comes at a cost, especially when it comes to pollution.
Are Solar Panels Recyclable? Here’s How to Dispose of Them SafelyAs solar energy becomes more and more advanced, green advocates are beginning to wonder if older, obsolete, or damaged solar panels are recyclable.
Looking to Help Combat Climate Change? Donate to These Sustainability CharitiesIf you're looking to help combat the effects of global warming, donate money to any one of these highly praised climate change charities.
Microsoft Plans To Cut 75 Percent Of Carbon Emissions By 2030Microsoft’s main campus at Redmond, Washington, will soon be run on 100 percent renewable energy.
How Is Your Carbon Footprint Measured?Learn about how your “carbon footprint” is actually measured.
Do Teslas Have Transmissions? Here's How They WorkTesla’s electric vehicles are perhaps the most recognizable electric cars on the market today, but how exactly does an electric engine work and how does it differ in terms of components?
Coral Reefs Are Dying Out Due to Coral Bleaching — Here's What That MeansWhy are coral reefs important? Keep reading for everything you need to know about how they maintain biodiversity in our earth's oceans.
Biomass Energy: How It Works, Advantages, Disadvantages, and MoreHow does biomass energy work? We're delving into the science behind this age-old energy source, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.
Electric Cars Famously Run on Electricity, So What Is White Oil?What is white oil? Although electric cars supposedly opt for renewable electricity, the lithium batteries many use require unsustainable white oil.
Denmark Ending Fossil Fuel Extraction in the North Sea, Setting the Tone for Neighboring CountriesDenmark just announced plans to end fossil fuel exploration and extraction in the North Sea.
Is the North Brooklyn Pipeline Officially Shut Down? Mayor de Blasio Speaks OutNew York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has spoken out against the North Brooklyn Pipeline project, criticizing National Grid. But is the fight over?
Tesla Meets 100-Day Goal To Install South Australia Powerpack FacilityTesla CEO Elon Musk promised to help South Australia with their energy problems in record time.
Tesla Is Officially Bringing A Second Huge Battery To AustraliaTesla is planing to create a 20-megawatt Powerpack system for a 204-megawatt wind farm at the future Bulgana Green Power HUb.
Electric Bus Breaks Record And Travels 1,000 Miles On Single ChargeProterra created the Catalyst E2, an EV which holds one of the bigger battery capacities among electric vehicles with 660 kilowatt-hours of energy storage.
Taiwan To Ban All Single-Use Plastic From Restaurants By 2030The Taiwanese EPA is going to ban all single-use plastic from stores and restaurants by 2030.
London Is Fueling Their Buses With Used Coffee GroundsLondon is fueling public transportation from used coffee grounds that’s also transferred into a biofuel.
New 'Fluence Energy' Builds World's Biggest Storage System In CaliforniaAES and Siemens launched business operations at a new startup called Fluence Energy — and a new energy storage project in California that is the biggest in the world.
Tesla Races To Meet Their Ambitious Goal Of 10,000 SuperchargersDemand for Tesla's new supercharger stations has finally reached the goal of 10,000.
Toyota Power Plant Will Create Hydrogen From Cattle WasteToyota announced their Tri-Gen Project, claiming it will be the world's first facility that generates hydrogen with 100 percent renewable power, such as cattle manure.
Australia's Capacity For Solar Energy May Double By 2019Australia's solar power capacity of seven gigawatts is expected to doubly in 2019 due to a mixture of higher energy prices and cheap solar installation costs.
Renewable Energy Sees Rapid Growth In ScotlandScotland is seeing massive growth in the renewable energy sector of the country.
Google Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Goal By End Of 2017Google has reached its goal to run on 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2017, sealing the deal with three wind-generated power plants.
Singapore's First Zero-Waste Grocery Store Is Ready To LaunchZero-waste grocery store Unpackt is opening in Singapore.
Flexible Solar Panels Are Being Added To India's TrainsIndia's trains are being equipped with solar panels to charge on the move and save energy.
Europe's Auto Market Predicted To Be 100% Electric By 2035A dutch bank group has said they expect Europe to be fully electric by the year 2035.
Tesla Is Already Halfway Done Building World's Biggest BatteryTesla is on schedule to complete their battery storage facility at a 100-megawatt wind farm in South Australia.
New Solar Plant In Chile To Power 13,000 Homes Per YearA new solar power plant being built in Chile is expected to provide enough energy (day and night) to power up to 13,000 homes annually.
The United Kingdom Broke 13 Renewable Energy Records In 2017According to the World Wildlife Fund, the United Kingdom was able to break 13 different renewable energy records in 2017 — including their first day without the need for any coal generation.
Toronto Serves 5,000 In Zero-Waste ThanksgivingIn Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of every October.