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Environmental Innovation|September 2, 2023

New Satellite will Help Tackle Methane Leaks, a Major Driver of Global Warming

Methane is a greenhouse gas that often leaks from drilling sites and pipelines. A new satellite will hunt for methane leaks worldwide, which could significantly slow down global warming.

Environmental Innovation|April 28, 2023

A Security Camera for the Planet: New Satellite Aims to Pinpoint Emissions of Methane — A Gas that Plays a Major Role in Global Warming

A new space-based scientific instrument called the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory, or GeoCarb, is funded by the Environmental Defense Fund and can scan land in the Western Hemisphere continuously, taking meticulous measurements of three carbon-based gases: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.

Environmental Innovation|April 11, 2023

VIDEO: Bill Nye Describes the Dangers of Methane Emissions — Particularly in the Short Term

Bill Nye describes (in lay terms) why we should care about methane when addressing the climate crisis — particularly in the short term.

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.