Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Make Electricity Carbon-free by 2035

The backbone of President Biden’s plan to use infrastructure spending to advance climate policy is a clean electricity standard for the power sector that has the potential to be the most aggressive ever enacted by the federal government. Tucked into his $2. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bidens-infrastructure-plan-would-make-electricity-carbon-free-by-2035/

Elon Musk pledges $100 million for new X Prize carbon removal competition

Elon Musk pledges $100 million for new X Prize carbon removal competition

Elon Musk is putting up $100 million as part of a new X Prize Foundation competition focused on carbon removal technology. The contest, announced Monday morning, will run for four years and is open to teams around the globe. Fifteen teams will be selected for the competition within 18 months.

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“Ghost Flights” Haunt the Skies, Enlarging Carbon Footprints

“Ghost Flights” Haunt the Skies, Enlarging Carbon Footprints
When Allison Vanore stepped onto a plane last week, she was shocked to find scores of empty seats. Vanore, a 37-year-old television producer, had an entire row to herself on the United Airlines flight last Thursday from Newark to Los Angeles. Out of roughly 200 seats, only 20 or 30 were filled.
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“Ghost Flights” Haunt the Skies, Enlarging Carbon Footprints

“Ghost Flights” Haunt the Skies, Enlarging Carbon Footprints
When Allison Vanore stepped onto a plane last week, she was shocked to find scores of empty seats. Vanore, a 37-year-old television producer, had an entire row to herself on the United Airlines flight last Thursday from Newark to Los Angeles. Out of roughly 200 seats, only 20 or 30 were filled.
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‘Altered Carbon’ season 2 teaser shows Anthony Mackie as the ‘new’ hero

Netflix is finally ready to show a little more of Altered Carbon’s second season — if only just. The service has posted a teaser trailer that revolves around Anthony Mackie as the “re-sleeve” of Takeshi Kovacs, who was played by Koel Kinnaman in the first season.

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These are 2020’s top travel trends: ‘microcations,’ carbon offsetting, and more

We asked more than a dozen industry experts what travel will look like in 2020, and the overwhelming consensus is that this year—more than ever before—travelers will prioritize their journeys’ impacts: on the planet, on destinations and local communities, and on themselves.

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Michael Bloomberg will fight for a carbon-free future instead of the White House

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that he will not run for president, but instead launch a campaign to rid the United States of fossil fuels as quickly as possible.

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