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Louisiana university has greenhouse gas extension service

Nov. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An extension service to explain how to reduce two major greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide and methane — is up and running, serving policy makers and people in industry and government, a Louisiana university announced Thursday. The C1 Extension...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 7, 2021. Editorial: Act now for deals on 2022 health care Individual-market consumers should take advantage of expanded aid on MNsure to discount monthly premiums. A “godsend.” That’s how...

Hotels rethink the concierge: From selfies to sustainability

Nov. 02, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

Looking to increase your vacation selfie game? Don’t worry, Eduardo Vallin has you covered. As “Instagram concierge” at the W Punta de Mita hotel in Mexico, Vallin helps guests locate and take the best social media-worthy photos while they bask in that vacation...

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

Oct. 16, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power...

Solar firm buys carbon offset outfit, both tied to ex-gov

Oct. 14, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee solar energy firm has bought an organization that helps companies offset their carbon emissions by funding new solar farms, both of which a former governor helped establish. A news release Thursday says Silicon Ranch Corp. has...

Key airline group targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Oct. 04, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s largest association of airlines said Monday that it is aiming for the air transport industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, while acknowledging it will be a “huge challenge.” The International Air Transport Association, which...

SRP to partner in large solar plant northwest of Flagstaff

Sep. 23, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona water and power utility has announced it will partner with a developer of large-scale solar and energy store projects in building a solar plant on private land northwest of Flagstaff. The Salt River Project said Wednesday that the CO Bar Solar...

Biochar ambassadors hope to save fire-ravaged Methow

Sep. 07, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

In mid-summer, fires were burning on both sides of the Methow River. Air quality was bad enough to make national news. In better times, Central Washington’s Methow Valley is a destination for world-class climbing, hiking and skiing. It’s remote. It’s beautiful. But like much of the...