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Amazon creates a $2 billion climate fund, as it struggles to cut its own emissions

Amazon creates a $2 billion climate fund, as it struggles to cut its own emissions

Amazon launched a $2 billion venture fund to invest in companies developing ways to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, marking the latest corporate effort to allocate major resources to combating climate change. Investment areas: In a press release, Amazon said the new fund would focus on startups that could help it and other businesses achieve “net zero” …

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The coronavirus may cut climate emissions more than any war or recession did.

The coronavirus may cut climate emissions more than any war or recession did.

You can read our most essential coverage of the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak for free, and also sign up for our coronavirus newsletter. But please consider subscribing to support our nonprofit journalism. So what’s all that going to add up to in terms of global climate emissions? Maybe about a 4% decline in 2020, according to a new estimate by CarbonBrief, based …

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Volvo’s First Electric Car Kicks Off a Plan to Cut Emissions

When Volvo decided a decade ago that it wanted to make a push on safety, the automaker created a plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries in its vehicles by 2020. Though it admitted earlier this year that the company wouldn’t get there—putting some blame on drivers’ “bad behavior”—today’s Volvos offer a bevy of innovative …

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Air France to offset emissions from domestic flights by 2020

The chief executive of Air France says the carrier will voluntarily offset all of its carbon dioxide emissions from domestic flights by next year. Anne Rigail told daily Le Parisien in an interview published Tuesday the French airline will invest “several million euros” in projects such as planting trees to soak up CO2 emitted by …

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Conference to Present Alternative Biofuels to Eliminate Waste Gas Emissions

NUI Galway will host the 8th International Conference on ‘Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy’. This major international conference will focus on the topic of Waste Gas Treatment and will involve over 80 researchers from 20 countries around the world. It will take place at NUI Galway from the 28-30 August. New research from NUI …

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Apple, Samsung slapped with class action over handset RF emissions

That was fast. Two days after a Chicago Tribune investigation found many contemporary mobile phones, including late-model iPhones, do not comply with radio frequency emissions standards, Apple and Samsung are being sued over alleged damages and problems related to RF exposure. Cellphone being tested by RF Exposure Lab. | Source: Chicago Tribune The class action …

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Dubai Achieves 19% Reduction in Net CO2 Emissions | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 30, 2019– In conjunction with the convening of the preparatory conference for the UN 2019 Climate Summit (COP 25) in Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced that the net CO2 emissions of Dubai have decreased by 19% compared to the business as usual (BAU) scenario and 10% …

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Dubai Achieves 19% Reduction in Net CO2 Emissions | National

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 30, 2019– In conjunction with the convening of the preparatory conference for the UN 2019 Climate Summit (COP 25) in Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced that the net CO2 emissions of Dubai have decreased by 19% compared to the business as usual (BAU) scenario and 10% …

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Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will pay more than $650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Italian-American automaker will be required to pay around $311 million …

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