Carbon offset

More Airlines Are Offering Carbon Offsets, But Is It A Real Solution?

As pressure mounts on the aviation industry to create more sustainable ways to do business, EasyJet has become the latest airline to pledge to fly carbon neutral. As concerns rise within the industry that people will stop flying in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, a host of airlines including British Airlines, Air Canada, and Air New Zealand, are now offering carbon offsets as a way to combat the emissions their domestic flights are creating. 

Chicago 2030: Green Or Ashen?

Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest (find out the entry requirements here). Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” We are sharing this submission here … [continued]

Forest “Carbon Farms” More Profitable Than Raising Cattle

Multinational researchers this week divulged the results of a study of Colombia’s western Andes, one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, that confirmed that letting cattle land regrow as forest “carbon farms” could remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from earth’s atmosphere without damaging local economies. Environmental scientists have focused … [continued]