Canada aims to beat 2030 climate target, says Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to beat his country’s 2010 climate targets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday an annual hike of his country’s carbon tax by Can$15 (US$12) per tonne after 2022, and billions in new investments to try to beat its climate target. The price on carbon pollution introduced last […]

Here’s the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have released a seven-point plan to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.  Here’s a quick rundown of the policies they plan to implement once they take office: Diagnostic testing  First and foremost, the administration plans to ramp up COVID-19 diagnostic testing across the U.S., according to the […]

New satellites can pinpoint methane leaks to help us beat climate change

Claire, shown during prelaunch testing, has an imaging spectrometer to measure methane. (Courtesy of GHGSat/) On January 13, 2019, while trying to measure the greenhouse gas output of a mud volcano in Turkmenistan, a microwave-size satellite known as Claire stumbled upon something unexpected: an enormous cloud of methane spilling into frame from an area just […]