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Written by: David Elliott The world’s largest all-electric plane has completed its maiden voyage, flying for 30 minutes in the skies above the US state of Washington. Its safe landing in Moses Lake, about 300km southeast of Seattle, is a milestone in a...
Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts From high above, the blue sea looks like it’s speckled with tiny white dots. But a closer look reveals more: each dot is actually a sea turtle swimming toward the shore of a coral cay....
Written by: Malaka Rodrigo Kelanimulla is one of the last remaining wetlands in Sri Lanka’s western district of Colombo, and is a refuge for urban wildlife, including the elusive fishing cat. The wetland absorbs runoff from the Kelani River, playing a key role...
Written by: Kimberly White Google has pledged to no longer build custom artificial intelligence (AI) tools for oil and gas companies to extract fossil fuels from around the globe.  In an interview with theCUBE, Google Cloud managing director Will Grannis stated...
Written by: Mattia Bessone and Barbara Fruth Tropical rainforests are the world’s richest land habitats for biodiversity, harbouring stunning numbers of plant and animal species. The Amazon and the Congo basins, together with Asian rainforests, represent only 6% of Earth’s...
Written by: Paul Brown The amount of energy generated by tides and waves in the last decade has increased 10-fold. Now governments around the world are planning to scale up these ventures to tap into the oceans’ vast store of...
Written by: Sean Fleming The statistics on global food waste make for grim reading. And as more consumers become aware of the problem, a Danish tech start-up with nearly 20 million users has declared war on unwanted food. Mette Lykke is...
Written by: Kieran Cooke Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and improve air quality − but it does leave the old batteries behind as a nasty...
Written by: Kimberly White The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed up with Ball Aerospace to design and build MethaneSAT, a satellite engineered to measure methane...
Written by: Kate Winter As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers based in the UK regularly take four or five flights to reach...
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