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Carbon Footprint

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Coverage of carbon footprint since November 9, 2021.

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Revelstoke farmers respond to empty store shelves

"...Eating locally grown produce impacts carbon footprint but also food sustainability Josh PierceyNov. 25, 2021 3:52 p. m..."

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Living walls found to drastically reduce heat loss in older buildings

"...Along with benefits such as air purification and noise reduction, "living walls" are also claimed to help regulate the temperature within new buildings which they're built into. A recent study now indicates that they have the same effect when added to much older, existing structures. Led by Dr..."

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El Salvador wants to build a Bitcoin city at the base of a volcano

"...Enter volcanic geothermal power, which the Bukele administration is banking on to curb Bitcoin’s massive carbon footprint. El Salvador had already set up a working prototype near Tecapa volcano last month, although the returns thus far have been paltry. The actual technology involved isn’t too far-fetched, as El Salvador is home to 30 volcanoes, 20 of them active, and the country currently produces a quarter of all electricity from geothermal power..."

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E-Tips: Reducing the Use of Plastics

"...Plastic packaging accounts for 47 per cent of plastic waste discarded, and most single use plastics are used for packaging. In 2019 alone, 340,000 tons of plastic waste was thrown out in B. C..."

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ZHA extends Hollywood-inspired resort with striking hotel towers

"...Zaha Hadid Architects has been remarkably busy lately, unveiling its Budapest proposal and the completed Infinitus Plaza within days of each other. The high-profile British firm has now taken the wraps off yet another project, which is currently under construction in China and consists of two eye-catching towers in a casino resort that are designed to mitigate their carbon footprint with sustainability features. The Studio City Phase 2 development is located in the "Hollywood-inspired" Studio City resort in Macau and will expand its facilities..."

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Silence S04 electric nanocar makes international debut in Milan

"..."Why is Silence presenting a four-wheel vehicle at EICMA 2021?" quipped Silence CEO, Carlos Sotelo. "Because Silence is a mobility company that began with two-wheel vehicles, yet which believes in this new category, which we call nanocar and which combines technology, connectivity, removable batteries, with zero emissions and hardly any carbon footprint. It also has all the advantages of a motorcycle: agility, lightweight, easy to park, with the comfort and security of a four-wheel vehicle..."

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Mixed-use office building turns timber construction on its head

"...Nodi's interior measures 4,659 sq m (roughly 50,000 sq ft), spread over five floors. It features retail space on its first floor, with office space above and a rooftop terrace area topping it. The building's interior decor leaves the wooden panels and structural beams on display, highlighting the natural beauty of the wood..."

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The plant-based steel city

"...The rise of plant-based diets in the past few years is part of an overarching trend involving environmentally conscious practices. Due to their reduced carbon footprints, plant-based diets are more sustainable than traditional omnivorous diets.  ..."

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Top business applications for the metaverse

"...“This is a huge cost savings, not to mention a reduction in carbon footprint,” said Ashley Crowder, CEO of Vntana, a platform for developing 3D digital and augmented reality e-commerce. “Taking this one step further, the metaverse provides a whole new revenue stream for digital goods. So fashion, furniture and other companies can not only benefit from increased sales by using 3D but they can sell the digital assets in the metaverse..."

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Editorial: Net-zero navigation warnings ahead for supply chain decarbonization

"...They are also increasingly in the decarbonization cross-hairs..."

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Geazone expands fleet of hydrogen vehicles with CleanBC rebates BC Gov News

"...A Victoria company, Geazone Eco-Courier, is building its fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with the help of rebates through the CleanBC Go Electric Hydrogen Fleet program. “We want to encourage more B. C..."

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Enjoy your guac while you still can: Why some chefs are smashing the avocado trend

"...Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax, told CTV's Your Morning on Tuesday that avocado production is linked to a loss of biodiversity, water shortages and deforestation..."

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The Carbon Footprint of Everything

"...A smart, practical, and accessible guide to measuring (and reducing) our carbon footprint, from internationally recognized expert, Mike Berners-Lee..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention carbon footprint.

60: Slash Your Carbon Footprint with a Green Pension, with Make My Money Matter

Duration: 38:40

"...Source: For What It's Earth..."

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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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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about carbon footprint.

The energy Africa needs to develop -- and fight climate change | Rose M. Mutiso

"...The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world..."

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A concrete idea to reduce CO2 emissions | Karen Scrivener

"...The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about carbon footprint relevant to the latest news.

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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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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Practices and roles of bamboo industry development for alleviating poverty in China

"...It not only provides raw materials for economic development, but also provides kinds of nutritious foods..."

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One Floor at a Time: Cross-Laminating a Sustainable Future for Mass Timber in North America

"...In addition to many aesthetic and structural performance opportunities, and as a renewable resource with low embodied energy, CLT offers a low carbon footprint while also sequestering and serving as a carbon sink..."

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Intimate atomic Cu-Ag interfaces for high CO2RR selectivity towards CH4 at low over potential

"...Developing highly efficient electrochemical catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) provides a solution to battle global warming issues resulting from ever-increasing carbon footprint due to human activities..."

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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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A Framework for AI-Based Building Controls to Adapt Passive Measures for Optimum Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Tropi

"...A very effective way to decouple economic growth and urbanization with increasing carbon footprint of our building stock is through the integration of passive measures, which hold huge potential for climate zones characterized as hot and warm..."

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Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Models for the Prediction of Compressive Strength of Sustainable Concrete

"...Sustainable growth has encouraged the utilisation of waste materials in conventional concrete for replacement..."

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Review on E-waste Recycling: Part II?Technologies for Recovery of Rare Earth Metals

"...Its consumption is increasing rapidly due to rising demand for smart electronics, energy-efficient lighting, catalyst, electric vehicles, and green energy sector..."

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Solidification and stabilization of hazardous wastes using geopolymers as sustainable binders

"...The binder materials can potentially be used as an alternative to cement, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cement production and reduce the energy requirement in the cement industry (minimization of carbon footprints)..."

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Country-specific life cycle inventories for human excretion of food products

"...Methods The updated model provides country-specific estimates on toilet activities (use of toilet paper, tap water, soap) and wastewater/excreta management, the latter addressing not only wastewater collection and treatment as done in developed countries, but also decentralized options such as septic tanks, latrines, and open defecation..."

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