With the ever-growing local and global population, the amount of carbon dioxide emissions is definitely not being mitigated fast enough. While there may be more jobs available and opportunities for businesses to expand, more brick and mortar locations means more emissions. The most common source of CO2 emissions comes from electricity. Not just those harsh and horrible fluorescent lights, but the heating and air conditioning of each building, the computers and servers that store the heart of your business. Five percent of carbon dioxide emissions comes from cement production- roads and sidewalks. All of this concrete heats the cities upwards of 15 degrees warmer than the more rural outskirts, which in turn causes health risks. Transportation is the second leading source of emissions. Cars commuting to and from work do not help the atmosphere, but pollute it. A single car can emit 20 pounds of CO2 per gallon, and can emit 6 tons of CO2 annually, creating smog and deplorable breathing conditions.

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1-31-2018 - 9 states buck the Trump administration and move forward with a price on carbon pollution

Lawmakers from nine states announced on Wednesday that they would be forming a coalition to help pass carbon pricing at the local level, citing the importance of state-level policies in the face of federal inaction on climate.

1-31-2018 - CO2 removal 'no silver bullet' to fighting climate change-scientists

Examples of such technologies include the direct capture of CO2 and trapping it underground (carbon capture and storage); afforestation and reforestation; land management to increase and fix carbon in soils and ocean fertilization.

1-31-2018 - Ryanair makes pledge to become 'plastic free' on all flights by 2023

Ryanair has promised to eliminate nonrecyclable plastics from its operations by 2023. It will also introduce a voluntary carbon offset payment for customers when booking.

1-25-2018 - Can 'carbon law' help businesses save the climate?

The business sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, in every step from procuring raw materials to shipping products around the world.

1-15-2018 - How would Oregon's carbon cap system work?

The state would set a cap on total greenhouse emissions, and about 100 companies in the state's largest industries would be required to buy pollution permits to cover their emissions. The bill requires permits for any business that emits more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. That includes a variety of large manufacturers, paper mills, fuel distributors and utilities. Over time, the cap on emissions will come down and there will be fewer pollution permits available. So companies will have to reduce their emissions, spend more on permits or buy credits to offset their emissions.