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You may be surprised to learn that the F1’s biggest contributor to the carbon footprint is not the cars themselves. JAMES ROSS/AAP

Formula 1 says it’s going carbon neutral but fans must demand greater detail on how

F1 has promised a move to 'credible offsets and breakthrough C02 sequestration programs'. But there's a persistent lack of clear detail in the how, what and where.
Coal emissions are falling, but gas and coal use are strongly rising around the world. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high

Carbon emissions will hit a record high for the second year in a row, but there is a small silver lining: the rate of emissions growth has slowed dramatically.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Love it or hate it, Tesla’s Cybertruck is revolutionary

There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.
While many Australian households have solar power, our very large houses and wasteful use of building space are factors in our very high emissions. Jen Watson/Shutterstock

Making every building count in meeting Australia’s emission targets

Making better use of existing building space is a neglected but essential way to cut our carbon emissions. The key is human behaviour. Good low-carbon citizens will help create good low-carbon cities.
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice. Leighton Kille/The Conversation France

E-scooters, bikes and urban mobility: lessons from the streets of Paris

In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of CO₂ in the world. Joe Mabel/Wikimedia

Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions

The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.
Turning a street tree into timber is much more respectful and useful than mulching it all.

When a tree dies, don’t waste your breath. Rescue the wood to honour its memory

City trees are often short-lived and many others get cut down in their prime. Turning them into mulch both wastes timber and releases stored carbon. A wood rescue program creates a more fitting legacy.

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