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Brooklyn Energy Company is Turning the City Greener

BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based clean energy business, is providing eco-friendly electric heating and cooling systems to older buildings. They are targeting lower-income areas with the aim of reducing the bill and the carbon footprint. According to CNN Business, BlocPower is backed by Goldman Sachs’ Investment Group and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The company’s goal is to give […]

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Can Iron Ox’s smart greenhouses take an edge off climate chaos?

Rebekah Moses is moving from Impossible Foods to the controlled environment agriculture space, but why? While indoor agriculture startups such as Plenty, Bowery and GrowUp Farms have continued to rein in big checks from impact investors this year, I kept wondering about what good they can actually accomplish.  While their vertical operations use less water than traditional farms, they are […]

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How forest thinning waste could fund California wildfire prevention

Reducing catastrophic wildfire is one of the state’s most challenging climate problems. A recent study by researchers at UCLA and the University of Chicago found that wildfire carbon emissions from the 2020 fire season alone were more than double the amount of overall emissions reduced in California from 2003 to 2019.  The state set a goal of treating 1 […]

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Indigenous Tribes in U.S. Will Get $75 Million for Climate Relocation

Grants to Indigenous tribes in the U.S. totaling $75 million are the first from a new voluntary relocation program aimed at climate risks. Three Native American tribes who face major climate threats are the first recipients of money from a new federal program designed to help move tribal homes and vital buildings and facilities out […]

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3 primers for buying carbon offsets

As interest and scrutiny involving the use of carbon credits toward net-zero goals intensifies, resources from Shopify, Frontier Climate and Ecosystem Marketplace have some answers for corporate buyers. The process of purchasing carbon offsets — whether they are focused on removals, such as those enabled by direct air capture technology, or avoidance, such as projects […]

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Cop27 climate summit: window for avoiding catastrophe is closing fast

The effects of global heating could soon reach a tipping point, but scientists fear that the meeting in Egypt will become bogged down in recriminations t has been an alarming time for climate scientists. One by one, the grim scenarios they had outlined for the near future have been overtaken by events: extreme storms, droughts, floods […]

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Young Activists Staged a Global Climate Strike

Young activists organized a coordinated global climate strike to bring attention to the effects of global warming.

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