New York City Will Ban Automobiles From Central Park This Summer

Central Park in New York City is the most visited outdoor space in the United States. 40 million people a year flock to Central Park to partake of its charms. First established in 1857, it was designed by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1858. By …

Report: Carbon Pricing Now Covers Up to a Quarter of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The adoption of carbon pricing policies around the world is accelerating and now covers between 20 and 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE). However, the French think tank warned that while the reach of emissions markets are increasing rapidly, carbon prices …

A Moss Can Naturally Clean Harmful Arsenic From Water

If you happen to be thirsty in the woods, there are a lot of things you can stick in your canteen to help clean up your drinking water. There are chlorine pills and filters. And now scientists have identified a certain kind of moss that could do it, too. The …

Blenheim Palace to Phase Out Single Use Plastic

Oxfordshire stately home Blenheim Palace has become the latest British attraction to announce plans to cut plastic waste on its grounds. The 300-year old estate said on Friday it is phasing-out single use plastics by replacing plastic straws with paper ones, banning the sale of plastic water bottles and using …

Old Electronics Could Be More Profitable Than Literal Gold Mines

Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process known as urban mining, is far less expensive than mining them the traditional way. If you’re reading this, you’re part of one of our planet’s biggest problems: e-waste. Eventually, your …

Carbon Tax Would Help U.S. Meet Paris Goals, Study Finds

If the U.S. does decide to stay in the Paris agreement, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed a policy proposal that would enable us to meet our 2030 commitments, an MIT press release reported Friday. Researchers studied …