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The carbon credit industry attempts a comeback
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The carbon credit industry attempts a comeback

"Supporters of using carbon credits, which include influential climate advocacy groups such as the Bezos Earth Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation and multinational banks tasked with financing economic development, say the two-year long effort to improve standards can make these credits a key source of desperately needed funds for decarbonization efforts in Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia."

Volvo Says Users Can Track Source of Battery Metals in Its EVs
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Volvo Says Users Can Track Source of Battery Metals in Its EVs

"Commodities such as cobalt and nickel are regularly scrutinized for the ways they are mined. Most of the world’s cobalt is found in Congo, where an estimated 10% comes from 'artisanal' sources, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The artisanal sector, often described as barefoot miners, is made up of some of the world’s poorest workers, with reports of children being regularly used to mine battery metals."

The US oil and gas industry is emitting less carbon than it used to
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The US oil and gas industry is emitting less carbon than it used to

"Despite the setback on combustion emissions, the overall emissions intensity of Permian energy production fell considerably. Methane intensity of gas extraction fell by 78 percent, and overall greenhouse gas intensity fell by 47 percent. In short, the Permian is producing far more gas and oil than it was seven years ago, but it’s doing so in a more carbon-efficient manner, which has prevented methane and carbon emissions from rising at the same rates as production."

Massive forest restoration project makes steadfast progress: ‘This will be the largest natural structure on the planet’
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Massive forest restoration project makes steadfast progress: ‘This will be the largest natural structure on the planet’

"So, how does it work? TREES supports smallholder farmers with training, seeds, tools, and grants to grow 'forest gardens' instead of tired old monocultures. Supporting biodiversity helps to protect the health of the soil. Groups of farmers get regular support from lead farmers to nurture plots with around 5,800 diverse trees on just one hectare (2.5 acres)."

Inside a (nearly) ‘net-zero’ natural gas plant
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Inside a (nearly) ‘net-zero’ natural gas plant

"While this is a demonstration facility and relatively small compared to a full-sized, natural gas plant (25 megawatts compared to a range of 100 to 1,800 megawatts for a commercial plant), it’s an example of innovative efforts in a small but growing segment of the oil and gas industry to find ways to reduce emissions associated with using their products."

In Seawater, Researchers See an Untapped Bounty of Critical Metals
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In Seawater, Researchers See an Untapped Bounty of Critical Metals

"According to the Brine Miners, a research center at Oregon State University, there are roughly 18,000 desalination plants, globally, taking in 23 trillion gallons of ocean water a year and either forcing it through semipermeable membranes — in a process called reverse osmosis — or using other methods to separate water molecules from impurities. Every day, the plants produce more than 37 billion gallons of brine — enough to fill 50,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. That solution contains large amounts of copper, zinc, magnesium, and other valuable metals."

Leading manufacturer unveils revolutionary packaging upgrade to wine and spirits products: ‘It’s a win-win’
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Leading manufacturer unveils revolutionary packaging upgrade to wine and spirits products: ‘It’s a win-win’

"Bertrand Daru, Amcor's sustainability director, stated to Packaging Gateway: 'This strategic shift means that our customers benefit from the same premium caps and sparkling foils, but with a more sustainable profile that supports their own environmental targets,' signaling a trickle-down positive sustainability impact."

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