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Written by: Kimberly White  Restoring one of the world's rarest habitats could prevent the release of 394 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.  Peatlands are a type of wetland created when decaying vegetation and organic materials are waterlogged and accumulated for thousands...
Written by: Kimberly White Gabon and Norway have entered into a historic agreement to preserve Gabon's rainforests. The partnership between the two nations provides Gabon with an incentive to reduce deforestation and combat the climate crisis. As part of the...
Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out to plant 200 million trees, the nation exceeded the goal by more than 153 million.  India had previously held the World Record....
Written by: Kimberly White The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed up with Ball Aerospace to design and build MethaneSAT, a satellite engineered to measure methane...
Written by: Kimberly White  Pittsburgh has become the second U.S. city to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mayor William Peduto announced the City’s commitment to formally adopt the goals on October 4th. The City will work alongside...
Written by: Kimberly White A bountiful fusion of rivers, flooded forests, swamps and savannahs, the Congo Basin is abounding with life. A vital refuge for a wide range of tropical plants and animals including African forest elephants, lowland and mountain...
Written by: Kimberly White When one thinks of solutions to climate change, immediate thoughts may be expanding renewable energy use, reducing deforestation, or opting for EVs vs. traditional vehicles. However, there is another powerful key in the fight against the climate crisis that...
Written by: Kimberly White On May 7th, WattTime announced a new project in collaboration with Carbon Tracker, Google, and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The project will quantify carbon emissions from all of the world’s largest power plants by utilizing...
Written by: Kimberly White The UN Climate Change Conference has officially been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally set to take place in Glasgow this November, COP26 will be rescheduled to take place in 2021. COP26 was expected to...
Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom is set to host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference. The UK won over international partners and will host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in partnership with Italy.  COP26 will bring together...
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