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Climate Crisis
How Balloons Could Soak Up Carbon and Fight Climate Change
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Climate Crisis
How Balloons Could Soak Up Carbon and Fight Climate Change
A new startup plans to strap direct air capture technology to balloons and float them into the atmosphere to collect and store carbon dioxide.
May 8, 2021

A new startup plans to strap direct air capture technology to balloons and float them into the atmosphere to collect and store carbon dioxide.

Sustainability
This Laundry Detergent Is Made from Recycled Carbon
recycled carbon laundry detergent
Sustainability
This Laundry Detergent Is Made from Recycled Carbon
Consumer goods company Unilever is now selling a laundry detergent that’s made using recycled carbon instead of traditional fossil fuels.
May 7, 2021

Consumer goods company Unilever is now selling a laundry detergent that’s made using recycled carbon instead of traditional fossil fuels.

Climate Crisis
Look at How Much the Planet Has Changed in Four Decades With Google Earth Timelapse
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Climate Crisis
Look at How Much the Planet Has Changed in Four Decades With Google Earth Timelapse
The new Google Earth Timelapse feature lets us scan the globe and look back from the present day to 1984 to see how human action and natural forces have changed the planet since the 1980s.
May 2, 2021

The new Google Earth Timelapse feature lets us scan the globe and look back from the present day to 1984 to see how human action and natural forces have changed the planet since the 1980s.

Climate Crisis
Rare Wild Coffee Species Brews Hope For Coffee’s Future
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Climate Crisis
Rare Wild Coffee Species Brews Hope For Coffee’s Future
A rediscovered coffee plant that can flourish in warmer climates, according to scientists, may be the future of coffee production, helping future-proof the morning ritual against climate change.
April 24, 2021

A rediscovered coffee plant that can flourish in warmer climates, according to scientists, may be the future of coffee production, helping future-proof the morning ritual against climate change.

Climate Crisis
Solar Canals in CA Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water a Year
solar canals
Climate Crisis
Solar Canals in CA Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water a Year
Researchers looked into what it would take to cover California’s canals with solar panels and found that the benefits of solar canals outweigh the costs.
April 18, 2021

Researchers looked into what it would take to cover California’s canals with solar panels and found that the benefits of solar canals outweigh the costs.

Climate Crisis
Can Seaweed Save the Planet?
carbon offsets
Climate Crisis
Can Seaweed Save the Planet?
A Maine startup is growing vast quantities of seaweed and then burying them at the bottom of the ocean to sequester carbon for carbon offsets.
April 17, 2021

A Maine startup is growing vast quantities of seaweed and then burying them at the bottom of the ocean to sequester carbon for carbon offsets.

Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
locust swarms east africa
Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.
April 17, 2021

Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.

Climate Crisis
Autonomous Trash-Eating Boats Clean Up Water Pollution
trash wheel
Climate Crisis
Autonomous Trash-Eating Boats Clean Up Water Pollution
New designs in autonomous boats, and a trash wheel that intercepts drifting trash, act as on-the-water trash-eating machines.
April 17, 2021

New designs in autonomous boats, and a trash wheel that intercepts drifting trash, act as on-the-water trash-eating machines.

Climate Crisis
The World's Whitest Paint Can Cool Your House — and the Earth
whitest white paint
Climate Crisis
The World's Whitest Paint Can Cool Your House — and the Earth
The whitest white paint reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight, which could make it useful for cooling homes in place of energy-hogging air conditioners.
April 17, 2021

The whitest white paint reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight, which could make it useful for cooling homes in place of energy-hogging air conditioners.