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Climate change adaptation; environmental conservation; protecting biodiversity—this page covers the trends and news that will shape the future of our shared environment.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amh5k6Dbv0M&feature=youtu.be
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How to solve the plastic pollution problem? Bacteria that munch on plastic: could this be the answer to the humanity’s environmental crisis? After all, we’re...
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https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/12/14/the-eus-green-deal-is-full-of-ambition-but-needs-more-detail
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Ursula von der Leyen’s “man-on-the-Moon moment”
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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/solar-panel-windows-made-possible-by-quantum-dot-breakthrough-1445213
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Researchers create transparent solar cells that could be used to replace windows and power homes in the future.
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https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol/
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The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18535627/uber-lyft-sf-traffic-congestion-increase-study
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Uber and Lyft have long argued that ride-hailing apps have the potential to make cities better by ameliorating traffic and reducing personal car ownership. But there is a growing body of research that suggests the opposite is taking place. The latest study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, underscores how Uber and Lyft are worsening traffic in the city that gave birth to the ri
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https://poweringpastcoal.org/insights/policy-and-regulation/uk-government-policy-ushers-coal-towards-retirement
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https://interestingengineering.com/bill-gates-is-funding-a-chemical-cloud-that-could-put-an-end-to-global-warming
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Planes would fly at high altitudes, spraying millions of tons of particles around the planet to create a massive chemical cloud that would cool the surface.
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https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/scientific-experts-call-for-eight-urgent-measures-to-preserve-life-supporting-ocean-function-amid-fears-that-changes-could-be-irreversible
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The University's marine science expertise is featured in a new report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean.
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http://www.carmel.in.gov//index.aspx?page=123
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https://carbonengineering.com/news-updates/new-development-company-1pointfive-formed/
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HOUSTON, Texas, SANTA MONICA, California and SQUAMISH, British Columbia (August 19, 2020) – Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and
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https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/5/7/18530811/global-power-plants-real-time-pollution-data
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Satellite data plus artificial intelligence equals no place to hide.
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http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=8125&amp%3Bz=220
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/22/uk-hits-clean-energy-milestone-50-of-electricity-from-low-carbon-sources
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New wind and solar farms, alongside wood burning and nuclear reactors, helped to push low carbon power to a new high in the third quarter of 2016
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https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/nacional/cdmx-se-plantea-alcanzar-3-mil-200-ton-de-reciclaje-en-2024
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https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-hydrogen-could-improve-value-renewable-energy
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A new study finds that hydrogen could address a major drawback of solar and wind power.
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https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/china-to-cut-coal-use-curb-steel-in-2018-2020-pollution-plan-idUKKBN1JT12J?rpc=401&amp%3B=
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China will cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years, the State Council said in a long-awaited 2018 to 2020 pollution action plan published on Tuesday.
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/09/25/xi-china-climate-change-saved-the-world%e2%80%a8/
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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/artificial-intelligence-helps-predict-volcanic-eruptions?rss=1
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Global warning system based on data from existing satellites could be just a couple years away
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/moores-law-carbon-would-defeat-global-warming
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A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/strength-tsais-victory-raises-questions-beijings-approach-taiwan-china-dpp
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The landslide win for the incumbent president indicates that the mainland's continued hard-line approach to Taipei could deepen nationalist sentiment on the island.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/climate/climate-change-arctic-fires.html
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High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.