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Bill Gates leads global call to accept realities of a warming planet - It is not enough that we try to limit further global warming – we must also do far more to ensure we survive it. That’s the message from a coalition of major global figures.
‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss - Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations
Just, a food company in San Francisco, makes chicken nuggets grown from the cells of a chicken feather. The chicken - which tasted like chicken - was still alive, reportedly roaming on a farm not far from the laboratory.
More species are being wiped from existence in Australia than almost anywhere else on the planet, with experts saying the nation's arid centre has undergone "arguably the greatest rate of mammal extinction in the world".
The biggest windmill park in Denmark to be fully running start 2019 - 49 mega windmills will power 425.000 homes. The park will be overtaken by an even bigger one in 2021, which will power 600.000 homes.
China begins constructing offshore wind farm with biggest installed capacity. The project, with a planned installed capacity of 400,000 kilowatts, is expected to generate about 1.46 billion kwh of electricity annually when it goes on stream in 2020
Search for Alien Life Should Be a Fundamental Part of NASA, New Report Urges - A blue-ribbon committee finds the science of astrobiology is worthy of deep integration into the space agency’s exploration efforts
It will take 3 to 7 million years for mammals to recover the evolutionary diversity that humans have destroyed. That’s more than 10x longer than our species has existed for. Grim estimates from a new study.
Firms pledge renewables investment to battle climate change. Major companies are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in schemes to cut emissions, from solar panels to overhauling their lorry fleets, it has been announced.
Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year. This year's record-breaking temperatures have greatly contributed to the loss of "a fifth of (the glaciers') volume over the past decade"
2018 is "almost guaranteed" to be Earth's 4th-warmest year on record. With an El Niño event developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean, it's likely that 2019 will be warmer than 2018, since such events tend to transfer more heat from the oceans to the atmosphere.
Time to 'put politicians feet to the fire' on climate change, says SFU environmental prof. "The opposition politicians who see a chance to get into power by killing climate policies, those are the ones that we, as voters, have the responsibility to defeat."
China's Dh21 trillion local government debt poses 'titanic risk'. China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan (Dh21.3tn) of off-balance sheet debt, or even more, suggesting further defaults are in store, according to S&P Global Ratings.
Bank of England floats new rules to force finance chiefs to assess climate risks. The proposals are meant to force financial firms into crafting business strategies which would manage “far-reaching and foreseeable risks” of climate change.
Here Is a List of Every Animal Humans Currently Monitor Using Facial Recognition Technology - How facial recognition is being used to monitor animals: detecting sickness in salmon, gauging diet of cattle, protecting elephants from poachers, and more
More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers. Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are sitting on, according to a stark new analysis.
Apple reportedly acquires music analytics firm that claims it can ‘find the next Justin Bieber’ - Asaii’s algorithms filter social media and music streaming data to sniff out up-and-coming artists
At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option? People do generally concede that cloud manipulation is a better idea than doing nothing at all, in that at least it would buy us 25 years or more in which to build some kind of biotech carbon sink.