UN’s new satellite sees global methane emissions

The United Nations has announced a new satellite system designed to detect climate-warming methane emissions and allow governments and businesses to respond accordingly. The high-tech system is part of UN global efforts to slow climate change by tackling methane. The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) intends to scale up international efforts to detect and …

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‘Futurevores’: New term for vegans

On November 29, totallyveganbuzz .com reported that award-winning director James Cameron prefers to call vegans and those on plant-based diets “futurevores,” because the current terms don’t go far enough, and bear negative connotations. Photo credit: Oladimeji Ajegbile Excerpts from the story: “According to him, there is a better word to describe this community. Moreover, the terminology around …

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UK’s new green policy head is vegan

On November 28, totallyveganbuzz .com reported that UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had appointed a vegan as his head of green policy, hoping to formulate more authentic solutions to environmental issues. Photo credit: David Peterson Excerpts from the story: “According to The Guardian, Sunak has approached Meera Vadher to overhaul the prime minister’s image on the environment. …

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Largest farms produce an EU’s worth of methane

On November 22, plantbasednews.org revealed in a new report that the combined methane emissions from 15 of the world’s largest farms (meat and dairy companies) amount to 80% of those produced by the entire European Union. Photo credit: Cottonbro Studio Excerpts from the story:  “The study, which comes from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) …

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New target: Emission-Free Singapore by 2050

The Singaporean government recently announced that it would raise its national climate target to become emission-free by 2050 as part of its Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS). The government also aims to reduce emissions to around 60 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2030 after peaking emissions earlier, as part of its revised …

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Shell Mamplasan now shifting to renewable energy

The Shell Mamplasan mobility site on South Luzon Expressway in Biñan, Laguna Province, will be powered by renewable energy from Shell Energy Philippines Inc (SEPH). Thus, Shell Mamplasan becomes the second Shell mobility site powered by renewable energy from SEPH, following the successful transition of Shell North Luzon Tollway 1 (NLT1) in Balagtas, Bulacan Province. …

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Foie gras ban: King Charles issues new royal decree

On November 22, vegnews.com reported that King Charles III had issued a foie gras ban at Buckingham Palace and all royal residences due to animal welfare concerns, possibly paving the way for the entry of cruelty-free foie gras made from mycelium. Photo credit: Roméo Excerpts from the story: “King Charles III has officially banned foie gras from …

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Mushrooms new income source for 70 Bulacan families

Earlier this year, San Miguel Corp (SMC) partnered with church organization Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) for a mushroom farming and processing project that has become a new income source for 70 families in Bulakan, in the province of Bulacan. Through this project, relocatees—former residents of the site that is now being developed to become the …

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New e-motorcycles from China launch in PH

Emoto Electronic Technology (Hatasu) has introduced new e-motorcycles from China as another secure, comfortable, and quality electric transportation alternative for Filipinos. Hatasu, established in May 2022 in Wuxi, Jiangsu, the center of the electric bicycle industry in China, has established brand outlets, service platforms, and production plants overseas. The company discloses that its main business …

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