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Carbon Footprint

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Coverage of carbon footprint since June 24, 2021.

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Kingston's first electric buses now in service

"...“Being able to offer state of the art buses that look great, that work great, that can get people to where they need to go, but at the same time deals with a lower carbon footprint, I mean that's critical,” says Mayor Paterson. The total cost of the project is just over $2. 7 million, which is split between the three branches of government and pays for two electric buses, an electric bus charger and ancillary equipment including farebox, GPS equipment and on-board cameras..."

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Flash Floods Across Europe

"...European leaders attribute rising temperatures and climate change to extreme rainfall across Europe. Global warming causes more water to evaporate while conversely producing a warmer atmosphere that increases rainfall intensity. Hannah Cloke, a professor of hydrology at the University of Reading, says, “These kind of high-energy, sudden summer torrents of rain are exactly what we expect in our rapidly heating climate..."

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Three Innu First Nations say they are ready to take measures to stop Quebec pipeline

"...MONTREAL -- There won't be any more negotiations over a proposed natural gas pipeline crossing Indigenous lands in northern Quebec, say Innu leaders who oppose it..."

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Over the course of three days this week (July 14, 15 and 16), 25 councillors and Mayor John Tory approved a plan to rename Dunda

"...Over the course of three days this week (July 14, 15 and 16), 25 councillors and Mayor John Tory approved a plan to rename Dundas Street and Yonge-Dundas Square; gave the go-ahead for a climate change plan that will eventually make all property owners retrofit their buildings to have a net-zero carbon footprint; and, for lack of political support, punted a proposal to create a single rooming-house bylaw to govern all parts of the city..."

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They're Digging Deep To Solve Two Crises at Once

"...As populations grow, there is an increasing need for a sustainable and reliable food supply that can feed everyone while addressing environmental concerns of modern day farming. New technologies that can boost crop yields while reducing our carbon footprint and protecting environmental health are under development..."

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Paved with good intentions Corporate Knights

"...The Netherlands and its major cities are known internationally for advanced policy-making about the circular economy. Various joint ventures involving scientists, municipalities and technology firms are testing new biological approaches to recovering cellulose from wastewater (i. e..."

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Can Steel Town clean up its act? Corporate Knights

"...• ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) in Hamilton is working on trials to replace 40,000 tonnes a year of coal with biomass, such as forest waste. AMD also uses waste gases to power cogeneration equipment with a capacity of 40 megawatts of electricity..."

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MVRDV describes upcoming LAD HQ as a

"..."Viewed from above, the building is rectangular in plan, yet it is given a striking curved shape by the series of terraces that step down to a courtyard and the main pedestrian entrance on the north side," says MVRDV. "The terraces are clad in wood and covered in greenery, and they include a publicly accessible route to the top of the building that provides spaces for LAD to showcase its work and research. A curving roof structure which follows the shape of the terraces covers the ensemble..."

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is set to become Hitachi Energy since October 2021

"...With climate change and increasing natural disasters, there is a need to solve three social issues worldwide: environment, resilience, and security and safety. Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides a variety of solutions that solve these social issues, and by changing the company name to Hitachi Energy, we are further strengthening our commitment to the realization of a sustainable society. Hitachi and Hitachi Energy will contribute to solve social issues and improve people’s QoL by realizing social innovation in the energy field with customers and partnersToshiaki Higashihara, Executive Chairman and CEO of Hitachi..."

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Edinburgh, an electric bus fleet funded by SP Energy Networks

"...Guy Jefferson, Chief Operating Officer at SP Energy Networks, said: “This is an historic moment in Edinburgh’s journey to Net Zero. The four new electric double decker buses will serve one of the busiest bus routes in the capital and provide a blueprint for other routes across the city. Edinburgh has ambitious plans to be a leading UK Net Zero emissions city by 2030 but for that to happen there needs to be big changes..."

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Opinion: Reducing beef consumption might not be environmental solution some think

"...You have heard it on the news, seen it in the headlines and clicked it on social media: We should reduce meat consumption to decrease our individual carbon footprint and protect the environment. Recently, restaurants and food websites have removed beef from their menus and recipes in claims of doing their part to become more climate-conscious. Could it be possible that in some parts of the world, raising beef cattle actually preserves endangered ecosystems, provides valuable wildlife habitat and promotes carbon sequestration? In Canada, these are the environmental benefits from the land cared for by beef farmers and ranchers and their livestock..."

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Why are Canadian pensions risking our future by funding fossil fuel expansion? Corporate Knights

"...Canada’s pension giants have  acknowledged climate change as a material risk to their portfolios. They have hired climate experts, taken early steps to understand the risks of the climate crisis and are measuring the baseline carbon footprint and carbon intensity of their portfolios. They are also starting to recognize the financial opportunity of investing in climate solutions, ramping up investments in renewable energy, clean technology and sustainable agriculture..."

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Sarah Bridle on the carbon footprint of food

Duration: 27:50

"...What would happen to our carbon emissions if we all went vegan? Astrophysicist, Sarah Bridle tells Jim Al-Khalili why she switched her attention from galaxies to food..."

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Episode 56: Carbon Footprint Crossover Event with Realistic Sustainability Podcast

Duration: 50:55

"...Starting Sustainability and Realistic Sustainability podcasts teamed up for a crossover event to learn and discuss carbon footprints, how to track them, and how to reduce them..."

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Paul Wheaton Pt. II: Permaculture Gardening

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Dairy Farming - Steve Rowe - Newtrient

Duration: 33:00

"...“I can't imagine anyone who would not think of this as a good thing, generating high quality and highly available energy from manure and replacing a commercially mined and processed fertilizer with recycled fertilizer..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about carbon footprint.

LITHIUM for EV BATTERIES - The art of mineral extraction with Cornish Lithium | FULLY CHARGED

"...#CleanEnergy #ElectricVehicles #Batteries #Lithium #LithiumBatteries #LithiumExtraction #EthicalMning #BatteryRecyling #CornishLithium #LithiumMining #Cornwall #Cobalt #CobaltBatteries #CobaltMining #LithiumIonBatteries #EVs #ElectricCars #ZeroCarbon #CarbonFootprint ..."

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Inside Northvolt - Scandinavia's 'Gigafactory' | FULLY CHARGED

"...Building batteries isn't easy and Peter explains how looking at the location and availability of energy led them to Sweden and why reducing the carbon footprint of the battery manufacturing process is as important as making the batteries cost effective..."

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Farmtrac Electric Tractor as featured on BBC Countryfile | 100% Independent, 100% Electric

"...With pressures on farmers to reduce their carbon footprint, a tractor that can be powered by wind or solar energy generated on the farm makes a lot of sense..."

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We Don't Have Time! Everyone has the Power to Act Against the Climate Crisis with Ingmar Rentzhog

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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Carbon footprint forecasting using time series data mining methods: the case of Turkey

"...The carbon footprint is a measure of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere, which increases day by day, causing glaciers to melt and increase sea level, reduce water resources, and global warming..."

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Technical and environmental analysis on the power production from residual biomass using hydrogen as energy vector

"...Mash column was selected as the suitable process to purify bioethanol for producing H2 and power, mainly ascribed to the reduction of bioethanol impurities that increases H2 yield, reduces energy demand, and mitigates the environmental impact in terms of global warming potential and acidification potential..."

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Interactive nonlinear multiobjective optimal design of water distribution systems using Pareto navigator technique

"...As such, the proposed multiobjective bi-level optimization model will also improve the carbon footprint of water distribution systems and their impact on climate change..."

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Net Zero Energy in a Residential Building Using Heuristic Optimization Solution

"...In recent times, improvement in building designs has been on a steady upward trend, precipitated by large greenhouse gas emissions of energy draining outmoded construction materials..."

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Climate Change, Physical Activity and Sport: A Systematic Review

"...Results A narrative synthesis was performed and the 74 identified articles were classified into 6 topics: air pollution and PA, extreme weather conditions and PA, greenhouse gas emissions and PA, carbon footprint among sport participants, natural disasters and PA and the future of PA and sport practices in a changing world..."

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Life cycle energy–carbon–water footprints of sugar, ethanol and electricity from sugarcane

"...A farm to factory gate attributional life cycle assessment (LCA) is conducted to assess the energy and carbon footprints whereas the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) CropWat model is used to estimate the water footprint (green, blue and grey)..."

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Hardware-assisted detection of firmware attacks in inverter-based cyberphysical microgrids

"...MGs integrate renewable resources and energy storage systems, allowing to generate economic and zero-carbon footprint electricity, deliver sustainable energy to communities using local energy resources, and enhance grid resilience..."

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Lean-Burn Natural Gas Engines: Challenges and Concepts for an Efficient Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment System

"...High engine efficiency, comparably low pollutant emissions, and advantageous carbon dioxide emissions make lean-burn natural gas engines an attractive alternative compared to conventional diesel or gasoline engines..."

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Enhancing sustainability of the railway infrastructure: Trading energy saving and unavailability through efficient switch heatin

"...In this context, ensuring the energy efficiency of the railway systems is paramount in order to sustain their future expandability with minimum carbon footprint..."

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Climate neutral in agricultural production system: a regional case from China

"...In addition, we used the indicators of carbon density, carbon intensity, and carbon efficiency to judge the trade-offs of cost-benefit between the agroecosystem and economic system, so as to put forward some potential mitigation strategies for the study area..."

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Investigating historical dynamics and mitigation scenarios of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from pig production system

"...This study introduced a carbon footprint (CF) method based on a life cycle assessment to analyze greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions derived from pig production system in China by using national statistical data during 2000–2016..."

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