Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development

    Dec 8, 2020 – The Daily Climate –

    Warming temperatures and human actions, such as peat mining or draining bogs and converting them for agriculture, threaten to turn the world’s peatlands from carbon reservoirs to carbon sources.


    Denmark’s ‘oil and gas valves will be turned off for good’

    Dec 7, 2020 – National Observer –

    The Danish parliament reached a deal Dec. 3 that would see the country cancel its current and future licensing rounds for oil and gas in the North Sea, and phase out all fossil fuel production by 2050.


    Future depends on sustainable buildings now

    Dec 7, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    While the world is focused on flattening the COVID-19 curve, it’s also imperative for the building industry to decrease its reliance on natural gas, replacing it with cleaner methods, including geothermal heating and passive home design, which reduces energy requirements to keep houses and buildings warm.


    Canada fossil fuel producer subsidies knocked by UN

    Dec 4, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    In order to limit global warming to 1.5℃, we need to see decreases in fossil fuel production of about 6% every year between 2020 and 2030. However, Canadian government plans call for coal, natural gas, and oil production to increase at a rate of about 2% per year.


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