IPCC: Renewables to Supply 70%-85% of Electricity by 2050 to Avoid Worst Impacts of Climate Change
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require extreme changes, including markedly increasing the percentage of electricity from renewables by mid-century, according to a Sunday report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestle Top Ocean Polluters: Report On Plastic Pollution.
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the “Break Free from Plastic” initiative. The environmental movement, launched in 2016, has helped clear the coasts of 42 countries around the world of discarded plastics.
Exxon Mobil pledges $1 million to campaign to promote carbon tax
Exxon Mobil will donate $1 million to a campaign promoting a tax to curb emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide to U.S. lawmakers and the American public. With the commitment, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company is throwing its financial support behind Americans for Carbon Dividends, an organization tasked with lobbying for a carbon tax plan developed by Republican statesmen James Baker III and George Shultz.
The power of algae
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently called for reseachers to find new industrial crops to diversify beyond rubber and oil palm, and expand our economic base.Those two crops have been cornerstones of our socio-economic development even before independence—antidotes for poverty and proven saviours in time of economic downturns.