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A ‘false solution’? How crypto mining became the oil industry’s new hope

Climate experts warn that repurposing oil rigs' waste gas (mainly methane) is not a solution, but more like a Band-Aid on a gaping wound. Some top Republican officials in Texas like the idea, however.

As climate-linked crisis of plastic pollution grows, we keep cranking out plastic

From 1950-2017, the world produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics. Global production has skyrocketed – it totaled 381 million metric tons (MMT) in 2015 alone. Now, humans create 242 MMT of plastic waste each year.

A fork in the road for Texas officials on climate-altering methane pollution

Facing new federal regulations and global momentum for a crackdown on oil and gas emissions, will Texas finally admit methane’s threat? Or will state officials keep resisting climate action?

Gains and disappointments from COP26, and now to tend to the gaps

The U.N. climate summit led to some incremental progress, but the path forward is still riddled with chasms that need to be bridged. A review of the meeting’s biggest outcomes and the emission-reduction challenges that remain.

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