Energy methane emissions higher than reported, international agency says

Read the full story at The Hill.

Countries are undercounting emissions of a powerful planet-warming gas called methane from their energy sectors, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). 

‘We’re fooled into believing that these companies are taking sufficient action’: Nestlé and Unilever rebuff greenwashing accusation

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

NewClimate Institute has released a report accusing big companies like Nestlé and Unilever of putting out ‘ambitious sounding’ carbon goals that have ‘very low integrity’. The food giants – both of whom have made net zero pledges – reject this conclusion.

Climate change enters the therapy room

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Ten years ago, psychologists proposed that a wide range of people would suffer anxiety and grief over climate. Skepticism about that idea is gone.

Elanco launches tools to assess & address livestock carbon footprint

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Animal health company Elanco announced today the launch of new tools aimed at advancing U.S livestock sustainability efforts, including an analytics engine to assess the carbon footprint of cattle operations, and the launch of Athian, a new company aimed at helping the cattle industry capture and claim carbon credits.

Low carbon and resilient land use: Part 2

Read the full post at the Green Law Blog.

The effects of climate change occur at the local level: storm surges, flooding, wildfires, extreme heat and drought. These all threaten homes, lives and livelihoods, and local governments respond to these threats by adopting policies, plans and regulations to help make safer places for their residents. As described in Choosing to Succeed: Land Use Law & Climate Control, local governments derive their legal authority to control land use from state planning and zoning enabling acts. These laws authorize local regulations that encourage the “most appropriate use of land,” which includes more than just zoning; municipalities also use this authority to adopt floating zones, overlay zoning, special use districts, planned unit developments and a host of other legal tools that help localities shape settlement patterns in a way that most benefits their communities.

Doctors in Canada can now prescribe national park passes to patients

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

A trip to the doctor can yield any number of recommendations, including bed rest and medicine. But as of late January, Canadian patients can be sent home with a more novel note: a prescription for a national parks pass.

Seen from space: Huge methane leaks

Read the full story in the New York Times.

A European satellite reveals sites in the United States, Russia, Central Asia and elsewhere that are “ultra emitters” of methane. That could help fight climate change.

Citing drought, US won’t give water to California farmers

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

With California entering the third year of severe drought, federal officials said Wednesday they won’t deliver any water to farmers in the state’s major agricultural region — a decision that will force many to plant fewer crops in the fertile soil that yields the bulk of the nation’s fruits, nuts and vegetables.

The expansion of a solar-powered steel mill is underway in Pueblo

Read the full story from Colorado Public Radio.

U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper recently toured the construction site for a new state-of-the-art steel mill in Pueblo.

When operating at full capacity, the facility, owned by the multi-national company EVRAZ, is expected to process more than a billion pounds of steel each year into tens of millions of feet of rail for replacing and building train tracks around North America.

Construction of the new long rail mill is about 15 percent done according to EVRAZ management. It’ll use power generated by 750,000 nearby solar panels

The Airstream eStream concept: An electrifying promise for the future of travel and adventure

Read the company news release.

With groundbreaking technology, advanced aerodynamics, and the ability to go farther and stay longer off grid than any Airstream before it, the eStream Concept Travel Trailer is a vision for how we’ll hit the road in the coming years.