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Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World - Reports - World Economic Forum

Scoping Paper:<br>Mining and Metals in a<br>Sustainable World<p>World Economic Forum Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture<p>Click …

World Economic Forum

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

Virtual identities and governance: Danny Deng on China’s blockchain future

Blockchain in China is entering into a “government-led mode,” according to certain commentators. The government is increasingly investing into the …

EarthTime

Sorry, but it looks like your system is not currently supported by EarthTime.<p>At this time, we support systems with WebGL enabled and running recent …

These drones plant trees by firing seed pods at the ground

Startups are tapping into the business potential of ecosystem restoration.<p>Climate change is a sprawling, complex problem. But there is an astonishingly simple way to make a difference: plant more trees. Trees scrub pollution from the air, reduce erosion, improve water quality, provide homes for …

A new weapon in the carbon fight

It is not usual to think of soils in the context of climate change. Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the …

Farming

Oymyakon: Coldest settlement on earth hit -62C - then the thermometer broke

Oymyakon's school remains open until temperatures reach -52C<p>This Siberian village's thermometer broke last night because of how cold it was.<p>Oymyakon, …

LED bulbs reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than half a billion tons in 2017

Adoption of LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, is having a tremendously positive impact on the environment. According to a recent report from IHS …

''Apocalyptic'' Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year

(Photo: Ghost Presenter; Edited: LW / TO)<p>The signs of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) continue to mount with each passing month.<p>2016 …

Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact<p>Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about food’s environmental impact risks taking something very intimate away from us. In fact …

James Cameron

America Crowns a New Pollution King

For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs …

Turning Point: Global Supply Chains And Carbon

Twenty-five years ago this month the Union of Concerned Scientists published what they hoped would be a game-changing wake-up call to the world. In it, 1,700 esteemed scientists called out what they saw as a broad pattern of rising environmental damage that would, if unchecked, lead to “vast human …

Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change

The president's climate inaction has frustrated the world, and allowed an economic rival to gain more power and influence.<p>When people look back at Donald Trump's first year as president, they're likely to be perplexed by his actions on climate change. They will see an administration that put …

Emissions, eschmissions: How to (simply) reduce your carbon footprint in 2017

Sick of waiting for governments, industry to lead? Here's how to be proactive on emissions.<p>Winter is coming—and not in that <i>Game of Thrones</i> sense. …

Trump administration drops social cost of carbon from $51 to $1

Monday, October 23, 2017 1:01 PM ET <br>Trump administration drops social cost of carbon from $51 to $1<p>Article<p>Related Content<p>To receive real-time alerts …

Climate change clams: Baltic sea molluscs release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cows

Oceans which contain clams and worms release 8 times more methane than those without.<p>New research suggests that ocean clams and worms are releasing a …

Apple wants your iPhone to be able to unlock your front door

Its new chip platform, unveiled in Taiwan, combines AI and high-performance computing.<p><b>The news:</b> <i>SiliconAngle</i> reports that Nvidia, which makes …

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates – Space<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 …

Weather

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds

Last year, there was the temperature spiral. This year, it’s the temperature circle that’s making the trend of global warming crystal clear.A new …

The Country’s Mayors Commit Their Cities To 100% Renewable Power

If all the cities in U.S. Conference of Mayors hit this goal, it would cut more emissions than was outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement continues to galvanize states and cities to take climate action for themselves. Earlier this month, …

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.<p>You probably remember hearing about The Ocean Cleanup when it was first announced: 19-year-old Boyan Slat developed a plan to rid the oceans of plastic much faster and much cheaper than anyone else.<p>This directly …

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Tools<p>Topics<p>Climate Explorer<p>Image Credits:<p>Landing panel: Learn how water managers in Keene, New Hampshire, assessed the vulnerability of their water …

Climate Explorer

What does Mean Daily Maximum Temperature tell us?<p>A day’s highest (maximum) temperature usually occurs in the afternoon. Averaging the daily high …

Climate Change

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Help MIT Solve Global Problems with Open Innovation - MIT Technology Review

Last month at the United Nations, MIT’s new Solve initiative brought innovators to pitch their most promising solutions to challenges we issued on …

The next agricultural revolution: a ‘bionic leaf’ that could help feed the world

The radishes on the right were grown with the help of a bionic leaf that produces fertilizer with bacteria, sunlight, water, and air. (credit: Nocera …

New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your …