How Yolo County leaders are transforming their landfill process

How Yolo County leaders are transforming their landfill process

Methane gas is one of the most potent greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States. That methane gets produced as organic waste from things like food, plant material and sewage is broken down by bacteria in the soil. … Read more

Five-point plan identifies ‘low hanging fruit’ to save energy costs and reduce pollution

Five-point plan identifies ‘low hanging fruit’ to save energy costs and reduce pollution

Insulating 100,000 homes before winter, and compelling energy firms to put existing customers onto the lowest tariff, are some of the measures needed to cut bills, save energy, and reduce pollution. That is according to environmental organization Friends of the Earth (FoE) Ireland, which has released a five-point plan to address the burgeoning energy crisis … Read more

Climate change: Food systems are key to our collective survival

Climate change: Food systems are key to our collective survival

The recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was not only the bleakest warning to date of the inevitable and catastrophic impact of climate change, but it was also the clearest recognition that “food systems” are key to our collective survival. With some 240 mentions throughout the report, the world’s top climate scientists … Read more

Utah youth allege state’s promotion of fossil energy is harming them and the planet

Utah youth allege state’s promotion of fossil energy is harming them and the planet

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism. Utah’s climate is warming and drying out thanks to an unnatural buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now a group of Utah children is taking state leaders and agencies to court over their promotion of … Read more

Why companies have to have net zero carbon emission plans

Why companies have to have net zero carbon emission plans

Over the past decade, net zero emissions targets have become mandatory for a company to be taken seriously on sustainability. Why it matters: Net zero targets could produce real progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the next few decades — assuming the targets will actually be met and not leave out important factors like … Read more

Companies’ net zero carbon emissions pledges have some gaps

Companies’ net zero carbon emissions pledges have some gaps

Companies have been volunteering in droves to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” within the next two to three decades. Yes, goal: A lack of a standard definition of what “net zero” actually means for corporations — and the absence of a regulatory entity that can enforce the pledges — means investors, government … Read more