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Market value of carbon offsets drops 61%, report finds | Carbon offsetting

Market value of carbon offsets drops 61%, report finds | Carbon offsetting

[ad_1] The market for carbon offsets shrank dramatically last year, falling from $1.9bn (£1.5bn) in 2022 to $723m in 2023, a new report has found. The drop came after a series of scientific and media reports found many offsetting schemes do nothing to mitigate the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. The research by Ecosystem Marketplace, a nonprofit initiative that collects data about the carbon market from brokers and traders, found the market had shrunk 61%. It attributed the contraction to a flurry of scientific studies and media reports that concluded millions of offsets were “worthless”, with some projects linked to human rights concerns. Each carbon credit is meant to represent the reduction or removal of one tonne of CO2 emissions removals or reductions, and they have been used by leading companies to label their products “carbon neutral”, or to tell consumers they can fly, buy new clothes or eat certain foods without making the climate and biodiversity crises worse. Offsets generated by schemes protecting rainforests, the most popular type, lost 62% of their value between …

UK drops aid into Gaza by parachute as UN says northern Gaza in ‘full-blown famine’ | Politics News

UK drops aid into Gaza by parachute as UN says northern Gaza in ‘full-blown famine’ | Politics News

[ad_1] The UK has dropped more aid into Gaza today – bringing the total amount dropped in by parachute to more than 100 tonnes. Twelve tonnes of ready-to-eat meals, water, rice, tinned goods and flour were dropped along Gaza’s northern coastline on pallets attached to parachutes by RAF and British Army personnel from A400M transport planes. It is the 11th airdrop since the UK struck a deal with Jordan allowing it to drop aid by air into Gaza via Royal Air Force planes for the first time in late March. Follow live:Updates on the Israel-Hamas War Before that, UK aid had been airdropped by Jordanian planes after deliveries to northern Gaza by land and sea became a struggle due to the violence and chaos. The United Nations (UN) says northern Gaza is already in a state of “full-blown famine”. The UK has now airdropped more than 100 tonnes of aid into Gaza since the Israel-Hamas war began on 7 October. It says drop zones are regularly surveyed by personnel to ensure civilians are not harmed …

Polestar 2 lease price drops to 9 a month thanks to new k discount

Polestar 2 lease price drops to $299 a month thanks to new $10k discount

[ad_1] Polestar 2 (Source: Polestar) Thanks to the $10,000 Polestar Clean Vehicle Incentive introduced last week, 2024 Polestar 2 lease prices are now over $120 a month cheaper. CarsDirect reports that through May 31, the 2024 Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor can be leased for $299 for 27 months with $3,299 due at signing.  The auto research portal says that’s a $50 drop in the monthly payment with $2,050 less required at signing. As a result, the effective cost fell $126, from $547 per month to $421 before taxes & fees. The Polestar 2 Dual Motor – list price $55,300 – is a much better deal to lease than the Single Motor model – list price $49,900 – because amazingly, they have the same lease price. That’s basically a free upgrade to the Dual Motor model. The Polestar 2 first made its debut in 2019 as the automaker’s first fully electric car. It launched in mid-2020 and the milestone 150,000th car rolled off the assembly line in August 2023. The Polestar 2 is expected to be phased out …

Documenta Drops Code of Conduct for Next Artistic Director

Documenta Drops Code of Conduct for Next Artistic Director

[ad_1] Even as it faces renewed scrutiny, Documenta, the famed German art festival, will continue onward with its next edition—but it will crucially not adopt a code of conduct for its next artistic director, as was initially expected. A code of conduct for the next artistic director was among the recommendations laid out last year by a expert advisory panel appointed by Documenta’s supervisory board. At the time, Documenta, which occurs every five years in Kassel, was still reeling from an antisemitism scandal that engulfed the most-recent edition in 2022. Related Articles Aftershocks of that controversy are still being felt today, nearly two years after that exhibition opened. To appoint the next artistic director, Documenta had named, on the recommendation of past artistic directors, appointed a six-member finding committee made up of international curators. In November, following the October 7 Hamas attack and scrutiny over one committee member’s views on Israel, the entire selection committee resigned en masse. Antisemitism allegations had resurfaced in the German press before the dissembling of that committee. Last November, Documenta …

“Blood is on your hands, Biden”: Macklemore drops pro-Palestine protest song

“Blood is on your hands, Biden”: Macklemore drops pro-Palestine protest song

[ad_1] Macklemore does not back down in his new pro-Palestine protest song “Hind’s Hall,” joining the legion of musicians, especially rappers, who use their lyricism for progressive activism. The Seattle rapper dropped the song Monday evening on social media in response to the ongoing war in Gaza as the death toll skyrockets and Israel escalates an invasion in Rafah. The song also uplifts protests across the country at various college campuses, including Columbia University. At the center of the song is Hind’s Hall, a new name that protesters at Columbia gave to an occupied Hamilton Hall last month. They renamed the hall in remembrance of Hind Rajab, a six-year-old killed by the Israeli military in February.  The rapper addresses that there is nothing wrong with the student protests, “It’s what they’re protesting/It goes against what our country is funding/Block the barricade until Palestine is free.” The multi-Grammy-winning artist also called out President Joe Biden for enabling the war, “The blood is on your hands, Biden, we can see it all/And f**k no, I’m not voting for you in the fall.” …

Selena Gomez Drops Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Powder Blushes in Shimmery Shades for Summer

Selena Gomez Drops Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Powder Blushes in Shimmery Shades for Summer

[ad_1] Selena Gomez‘s Rare Beauty has dropped new pressed-powder blushes to the delight of the legions of Rare Beauty fans. The Soft Pinch Luminous Powder Blush line debuted with six colors, including Selena’s signature warm pink shade, Cheer. Get ready for rosy cheeks and a glowing smile!  Shop Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez The new blush range is a follow-up to the extremely popular liquid blushes — the Soft Pinch Liquid Blush line, which has been a fan-favorite for quite some time. Unlike the liquid blushes, which offer matte options, the new powder blushes are all luminous, meaning they have a subtle sheen effect. So, if you love radiance, this one-and-done blush and subtle highlighter may be just perfect for you. The shade range has pops of color that are sure to work across any skin tone. These blushes give summer-ready vibes. For a simple, quick look, add waterproof mascara and you are out the door.  The Rare Beauty line is a hit for being natural-beauty-enhancing, rather than obscuring features, which is so modern and …

Where Is “Growth” Coming From? Fed Says Banks Tighten Credit Standards While Loan Demand Drops Further

Where Is “Growth” Coming From? Fed Says Banks Tighten Credit Standards While Loan Demand Drops Further

[ad_1] The first quarter Fed’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) – the one place where every three months investors go to find information on changes to both loan demand and bank lending tightness – was released and revealed more of the same: despite daily propaganda of economic improvement, the SLOOS found that more US banks reported stricter credit standards in the first quarter, while loan demand declined. As a reminder, without ease credit and without rising loan demand, it is virtually impossible for an economy – especially one that is as financialized as the US – to grow; and yet we are bombarded day after day with lies to the contrary. Taking a closer look at the SLOOS survey which was conducted between March 25 and April 8, we find that the net share of US banks that tightened standards on the all important C&I (commercial and industrial) loans for mid-sized and large businesses rose to 15.6% in the first three months of the year, from 14.5% in the fourth quarter. Other types of loans that …

Bubble Skincare Drops Limited-Edition Collection With ‘Inside Out 2’

Bubble Skincare Drops Limited-Edition Collection With ‘Inside Out 2’

[ad_1] It’s not every day you see a crossover between a skincare brand and an animated film — but we’re honestly very here for it. Featuring Bubble’s beloved formulas and the characters (and emotions) behind Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, the launch introduces two new product bundles along with movie-inspired versions of the brand’s tried-and-trues. Bubble Skincare, one of the world’s fastest-growing skincare companies, is famous for combining premium-quality ingredients with affordable pricing. In fact, every single product is $20 or below, and the line sets you up with all the steps for a simple and effective morning and evening routine: cleansers, serums, moisturizers, toners, masks and sunscreen. Bubble Skincare Inside Out 2: One of a Kind 3-Step Barrier Boost Routine Each of the two exclusive bundles in the Inside Out 2 collaboration features a three-step routine packaged in a coordinating toiletry pouch. The barrier-boosting “One of a Kind” set includes the Fresh Start Gel Cleanser, Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum and mattifying Cloud Surf Water Cream Moisturizer, and the glow-inducing “Think Positive” set …

Drake releases ‘Family Matters’ and Kendrick Lamar drops ‘meet the grahams’

Drake releases ‘Family Matters’ and Kendrick Lamar drops ‘meet the grahams’

[ad_1] Rap beef was previously filtered through radio stations and record labels, according to Tyree. Fans would wait for diss tracks to get squeezed into radio programming or released on CDs — if they were released at all.Now, “social media allows us to hear that the second it’s literally completed,” said Tyree. “We can share clips of it. We can commentate. We can add comments on social media posts. So what’s really making this a different moment in hip-hop history is the ability for us to really get it almost simultaneously as a culture.” After every diss drop, fans pick sides. Social media has allowed them to give their feedback in real time and share what kind of low blows they think rappers should incorporate into their disses and responses. They argue about which artist is better and who had the deepest lyrical lashings. But the rise of stan culture — which refers to the dedication of certain artists’ most fervent fans — has made choosing a winner difficult, if not impossible, according to Pablo …

Francis Ford Coppola’s Epic ‘Megalopolis’ Drops First Trailer

Francis Ford Coppola’s Epic ‘Megalopolis’ Drops First Trailer

[ad_1] Buzz continues to grow for Megalopolis, the decades-in-the-making movie from director Francis Ford Coppola. The movie, which the 85-year-old director funded himself, has yet to find a U.S. distributor. With first-look photos released earlier this week, as well as today’s trailer, its fortunes might soon change: according to Coppola, the $120 million epic will be offered up to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will officially premiere in competition on May 16. The movie boasts a vast cast that includes Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Giancarlo Esposito, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, and Laurence Fishburne. What it’s about is far harder to quantify: writing to Vanity Fair, the director cited H.G. Wells, the September 11 attacks, and a 63 BC battle between Roman politician Cicero and an insurrectionist named Catiline. Adam Driver and Nathalie Emmanuel in the first official image from Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis. Courtesy of American Zoetrope / Megalopolis / Mihai Malaimare. “The story would take place in a somewhat stylized New York City, portrayed as the center …