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Environmental Innovation|May 19, 2022

Integrating Permafrost Into Our Global Solution for Climate Change

The Woodwell Climate Research Center is launching an effort to better understand the contribution of thawing permafrost to global warming, and to help Arctic communities to cope with its effects. Permafrost thaw is a critical but often overlooked piece of the fight against climate change.

Environmental Innovation|March 9, 2022

How Air Pollution Across America Reflects Racist Redlining Policies From the 1930s

A new study explains how redlining, a discriminatory mortgage appraisal practice dating back to the 1930s, has led communities of color in the United States to be systematically exposed to higher levels of air pollution.

Environmental Innovation|January 11, 2022

Farmers Business Network and Environmental Defense Fund Launch New Farm Operating Line of Credit that Incentivizes Farmers Who Implement Regenerative Ag

Farmers Business Network and Environmental Defense Fund announced the launch of the FBN Regenerative Agriculture Finance Fund. Farmers who meet climate and water quality benchmarks will now access lower interest rates, enabling wider adoption of profitable and sustainable agriculture.

Environmental Innovation|October 29, 2021

The Fastest Way to Slow Climate Change Now

EDF Senior Scientist, Dr. Ilissa Ocko, explains at TED Countdown, "Cutting methane is the single fastest, most effective opportunity to reduce climate change risks in the near term."

Environmental Innovation|September 13, 2021

Scientists Build Satellite to Monitor Methane Leaks that Contribute to Global Warming

EDF Scientist Ilissa Ocko explains, “Reducing methane emissions is the single fastest opportunity we have to slow down the rate of warming.”

Environmental Innovation|August 27, 2021

The Proliferation of Plastics and Toxic Chemicals Must End

Dr. Marty Mulvihill, the co-founder of venture capital firm Safer Made, co-authored an essay explaining why efforts to confront climate change and greenhouse gas emissions must be paired with initiatives to reduce plastic pollution and chemical toxicity.

Environmental Innovation|March 24, 2021

Emissions Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Nation’s Largest Oilfield

New peer-reviewed findings, based on data gathered by Environmental Defense Fund's Permian Methane Analysis Project, show Permian methane emissions temporarily plummeted when oil prices crashed, but quickly rebounded to pre-pandemic highs.

Environmental Innovation|January 24, 2021

Environmentalists, Industries are Trying to Find a Methane Solution

Methane emissions caused by human-related activities, especially from livestock, and oil and gas industries, are responsible for 25% of global warming, according to the United Nations. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the growing call by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry to measure and curb methane emissions.

Environmental Innovation|January 5, 2021

China’s National Carbon Emissions Trading System Open for Business

Just before the new year, China finalized the regulations for the operation of its national carbon emissions trading system (ETS). With that key step, the ETS is now open for business. The largest carbon market in the world will initially cover 40% of China's carbon emissions -- giving the government a strong tool to control emissions that harm the climate and take a severe toll on human health.

Environmental Innovation|December 15, 2020

Air Pollution a Cause in Girl’s Death, Coroner Rules in Landmark Case

A landmark ruling put a human face on this public health crisis by specifically recording—for the first time ever—air pollution as a medical cause of death in the case of 9-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah.