The 9 percent fall has been partially offset by extreme forest fires The coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel and in greenhouse gas emissions, which fell a record 9 percent in 2020, according to a study. Greenhouse gases generated by the U.S. economy will slide 9.2 percent this year, tumbling to the lowest level in at least three decades, a new BloombergNEF study says. Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the stalled economy is projected to have generated 5.9 billion metric tons of emissions, about the same level as 1983, according to the private research organization. As a result, the United States has been inadvertently pushed back on track to meet the commitments the Obama administration made at the Paris climate agreement in December 2015, despite the fact the Trump administration pulled the country out […]