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New Year’s resolution? Slim your carbon footprint by a tonne in 2021

Climate change Denmark wind turbines

Thomson Reuters Foundation Get fit, quit smoking, eat healthily. Most years begin with good intentions that often fall by the wayside as life gets busier again. But how about trying a different challenge for 2021 which goes beyond personal improvement and benefits the planet too? Wind turbines are seen on the carbon-negative island of Samso […]

With ‘thank you’ emails, polite Britons burn thousands of tonnes of carbon a year

Sending an email

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Britain could significantly cut its carbon footprint if people stopped sending unnecessary ‘thank you’ emails, researchers said last week, calling on the public to “think before you thank”. Britons send more than 64 million unnecessary emails per day, a study by energy supplier OVO Energy found, with unactionable pleasantries such as […]

‘Flight shame’ website spells out emissions toll on global climate

Plane takes off

New York City, USThomson Reuters Foundation Getting ready to cruise in first class from New York to Beijing? That will be 15.6 square metres of Arctic ice down the drain, thank you. Enjoy your flight. Such statistics detailing the environmental toll wrought by jet setting, or even just business travel, are the stuff of a […]