Humans Are Producing Too Much Carbon Dioxide for Forests to Absorb
A recent study shows that, while intact forests are playing a large role in absorbing CO2, it's only a fraction of the amount human activity creates.
Tropical Deforestation Is the Third-Biggest Carbon Emitter in the World
According to a new analysis, tropical forest loss currently accounts for 8 percent of the world's annual carbon dioxide emissions.
A New Landmark Agreement Will Halve Shipping Emissions by 2050
The global shipping industry will still need to ratchet up its efforts to decarbonize to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement alive.
Tropical Countries Have Five Years to Cut Carbon Emissions From Deforestation by Half
But a new study finds that the ambitious goal of halving emissions from forest loss in the tropics by the end of the decade remains within reach.
When's the Last Time Our CO2 Levels Were This High?
Global atmospheric CO2 is now above 400 ppm. That's uncharted territory for humans—but not for Earth.
Urban Growth Is Still a Problem for Climate Change
The biggest cities may have inspired all the panic, but it's the small and mid-sized cities that are going to produce the most carbon dioxide in years to come.
Companies Learn the Value of Being a Step Ahead of the Law
Doing well by doing good is a common mantra in business circles. A new examination of a voluntary carbon-limiting exchange finds the businesses benefited most when the market believed they were anticipating inevitable regulations.
Teaching Sustainability Has Benefits for Big Business
Companies ranging from banks and defense contractors to organic yogurt makers reap benefits by creating a corps of sustainable-savvy employees.
Northwest City Scores with Transportation Demand Management
Although lots of places in the United States sample bits and pieces of transportation management, Bellingham, Wash., shows what can happen by taking on the full program.
Tracking Climate Change -- Comparing Total and Per Capita CO2 Emissions
A footprint comparison of total carbon dioxide emissions by nation and per capita shows there's plenty of room for smaller countries to reduce their carbon footprints.