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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.

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.

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.

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

Considering that 795 million people around the world go hungry on any given day, it is shocking that many of us throw away food on a daily basis.

The World Before and After the China Waste Ban

The World Before and After the China Waste Ban

The move was an effort to halt a deluge of soiled and contaminated materials that was overwhelming Chinese processing facilities and leaving the country with yet another environmental problem — and this one not of its own making.

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

The fact is that fossil fuels cannot meet the world’s need for energy. It is something that if the world continues to depend more on will leave to irreparable environmental consequences and its consequences are too great to be ignored.

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

The interplay between energy efficiency improvements and the deployment of renewable energy technologies is complex. If the respective potentials in these two fields are combined, total global energy demand can be reduced by up to a quarter by 2030, IRENA and C2E2 find.

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Most fresh water pollution is caused by the addition of organic material which is mainly sewage, but can also be be food waste or farm effluent. Other forms of fresh water pollution include micro-plastics, chemicals, and nasty toxins from household cleaning products.