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10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

Developed nations typically have high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, while some developing countries lead in the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

It benchmarks countries on the performance of their energy system, as well as their readiness for transition to a secure, sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy future.

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Are We Choking in Plastic?

Are We Choking in Plastic?

In Southeast Asia, the problem is compounded by a distinct insufficiency in waste management policy and practice.

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

Our myopic focus on producing and consuming as cheaply as possible has created a linear economy in which objects are briefly used and then discarded as waste.

What Do We Learn From the China Waste Ban?

What Do We Learn From the China Waste Ban?

China's ban on plastic scrap and waste imports has unveiled the hidden dynamics of the global plastic waste trade. The world has discovered that plastics collected for recycling are actually being exported with scarce control or care for their real destiny.

Why Methane Matters

Why Methane Matters

Landfills are a top source of methane emissions, releasing 12 percent of the world’s total. Landfill methane can be tapped, captured, and used as a fairly clean energy source for generating electricity or heat, rather than leaking into the air or being dispersed as waste.

The United States' Food Waste Problem

The United States' Food Waste Problem

About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes. This waste has an environmental toll.

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

According to IRENA, increased use of renewable energy could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. Renewables already make up more than half of newly installed power-generation capacity. Yet their overall share in the energy mix needs to grow six times faster.

Who Wastes Most Food?

Who Wastes Most Food?

There are a lot of ways to think about food waste. The issue is complex, and effective reduction efforts require a coordinated response involving effective policies and technologies.