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Scaling up: the app that’s transforming lives in South African fishing communities

Abalobi provides a real-time marketplace for fishers to sell their catch, while also monitoring fish populations, and the tech could go global

Scientists Are Trying to Coax the Ocean to Absorb More CO2

Startup companies and researchers are experimenting with ‘marine carbon dioxide removal’ by altering the chemistry of the ocean and sinking biomass to the seafloor.

Report Warns Generative AI Could Turbocharge Climate Disinformation

Members of a global coalition on Thursday released a report detailing “significant and immediate dangers” that artificial intelligence poses to the climate emergency.

Synthetic biology breakthrough fixes CO2 from the air better than nature

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have developed a synthetic pathway that can capture CO2 from the air more efficiently than in nature.

Mother plucker: Steel fingers guided by AI pluck weeds rapidly and autonomously

Robot that uses AI to pull weeds may reduce poisonous herbicide use by 70% for some crops.

Explainer: Can solar geoengineering stop global warming?

As the world struggles to renounce its burning of fossil fuels, scientists are studying whether atmospheric geoengineering could help limit warming and avert climate catastrophe.

Inside the lab that’s growing mushroom computers

The lead researcher says he is “planning to make a brain from mushrooms.”

Risky geoengineering should be banned, climate group says

Controversial technologies intended to offset the effects of atmospheric carbon should banned until properly assessed, a group of politicians and scientists have warned, even as they urged developed nations to lead in cutting CO2 emissions.

Even Dimming The Sun Wouldn’t Save Antarctica’s Ice Now, Scientists Say

Geoengineering is often presented as a last-resort technological fix to the climate crisis that can still swoop in and save the day.

But new models suggest that such risky measures, like dimming the Sun, are not enough to save Antarctica now.

Alarm at exodus of climate voices on Twitter after Musk takeover

Half of people regularly tweeting about the climate and nature crises abandoned Twitter after it was taken over by Elon Musk, according to new analysis.

Water-soluble circuit boards could cut carbon footprints by 60 percent

Infineon Technologies is trialing the printed circuit boards in demo units ahead of a potential wider rollout.