CURATED CLIMATE NEWS

India to step up use of biofuels to cut oil import bill

Nasdaq August 10, 2018 India aims to increase the use of biofuels to cut its oil import bill by 120 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) by 2022 and reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. India is the world's third-biggest oil importer and...

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US Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Hits Record High

CleanTechnica August 10, 2018 The Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center recently reported US corporate renewable energy procurement achieved a new record in 2018, with 3.57 gigawatts of announced clean energy projects so far this year. The previous...

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The Rise Of The Urban Rooftop

Forbes August 10, 2018 Our cities have never been denser, taller, or busier than they are now, and with that, comes the constant battle for land. Whether you’re a city dweller, developer, transport planner, or farmer, you’re forced to compete for dwindling amounts of...

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Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Reuters August 9, 2018 Brazil has already hit its targets for emissions from deforestation, according to the government.  The Environment Ministry announced yesterday that overall emissions caused by deforestation in the Amazon rainforest were down by 610 million...

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Tornadoes on the East Coast May Be a Sign of Things to Come

New York Times August 8, 2018 Though individual weather events are distinct from the more broadly changing climate, global warming does influence weather patterns. Still, any link between climate change and the frequency of tornadoes is far from straightforward,...

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Shoes made from sugar aim for smaller carbon footprint

CBS News August 7, 2018 An eco-friendly New Zealand startup hopes to transform the footwear industry and reduce waste by making shoes out of sugar.  "We've taken what has been a petroleum-based foam, which is one of the most broadly used components in all of the shoe...

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France approves 720 megawatts of new solar power

Climate Action Programme August 7, 2018 The French government has given the go ahead to 103 new solar power projects.  The Ministry of Ecology and Solidary Transition announced the news on Monday, which will bring forward an estimated 720 megawatts (MW) of new...

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