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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.
During the Pliocene, up to one third of Antarctica’s ice sheet melted, causing sea-level rise of 20 metres. from

If warming exceeds 2°C, Antarctica’s melting ice sheets could raise seas 20 metres in coming centuries

New research shows that warming by more than 2°C could be a tipping point for Antarctica’s ice sheets, resulting in widespread meltdown and changes to the world’s shorelines for centuries to come.
Research shows that the average Canadian household generates about three kilograms (or almost six pounds) of avoidable food waste per week. (Shutterstock)

Reduce your food waste to save money, boost health and reduce CO2 emissions

The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family’s weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.

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