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Mapping and Demystifying Carbon Capture and Storage

by |November 1st, 2016

Geoengineering is a term that climate aficionados and anyone with an opinion on environmental issues tends to perceive with apprehension and mistrust due to the ambiguous, potentially dangerous side effects of manipulating natural processes of the environment.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Chinese president Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, and U.S. president Barack Obama at a special Paris Agreement ceremony. Credit: U.N. Photo

The Triumph of COP 21

by |October 18th, 2016

With the European Union’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on October 5, the document reflecting worldwide effort on climate change will be legally binding next month.

Tim Bushman

Featured C+Ser: Timothy Bushman

by |October 13th, 2016

C+Sers come from a range of academic backgrounds, but Tim Bushman has a particularly unique one. He studied kinesiology and clinical exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin.

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The Private Sector and Climate Action: What are Science-based Targets and Why are They so Important?

by |September 23rd, 2016

The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015, was widely perceived as a milestone in the fight against global warming. Nearly 160 countries agreed to limit the increase in temperature to 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to stay within 1.5°C. This agreement was without a doubt a big step forward. However, how do we get there?

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Reasons for changing commute habits

by |September 15th, 2016

Every single trip via MTA can save around 10.4 lbs of greenhouse gases. You might think it is not a big number, but actually, it equals to the carbon emissions required to make about 30 disposable coffee cups. And if I take MTA for 2 unique trips per day, I would save 7,592lbs GHG emission savings annually. That’s a lot of coffee cups.

The picture of Wanhuan Chemical Group Industrial Zones. Source: WANHUA

How Corporate Sustainability Promotes Industrial Development

by |August 11th, 2016

During my internship in Wanhua Chemical (America) — a large petrochemical producer with operations across the world — , I have participated in a project focused on chlorobenzene importation.. Chlorobenzene can also be used for the original materials for production. It is also a powerful solvent that can be used for the cleaning.

Midtown Manhattan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Building the Road For a Sustainable Future

by |August 26th, 2015

I live in a city. In a typical day, I wake up in the morning and I take a shower, I eat some toast, I drink some coffee, I grab my phone and head out. A normal city life, I guess. What could possibly be uncommon about it?

Interviewing Alexander Frantzen. Credit: Kuntian Yu for City Atlas

Ignorance is Not Bliss: What Everyone Needs to Know About Our Lifestyle and Greenhouse Gases Emissions

by |August 26th, 2015

Even those who are not interested in climate change and in the well-being of the environment usually know that using inefficient light bulbs rather than efficient ones, eating meat rather than vegetables and traveling by car rather than by public transportation result in higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. What they probably do not know is that if you live in a Western country, many of the simple daily actions you do are a major source of emissions. What if I told you that the Western lifestyle is highly unsustainable?