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EU Proposes Immediate Loss and Damage Fund, Emissions Peak Before 2025

A dramatic new offer from the plenary floor at COP 27, in which rich countries would immediately set up a loss and damage fund in exchange for a pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions before...

Pandemic Hit to U.S. Life Expectancy May Last

The pandemic “has been the most severe global mortality shock since World War II,” researchers find.

‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Biodiversity Needs Protection Below the Ground

We know more than ever about the abundance of life in the soil. Now we have to step up to save it.

New Startup Aims to Recycle 95% of High-Value Content from Solar Panels

Solarcycle just landed $6.6 million in venture capital funding to power its giga-scale recycling ambitions.

Seeds of Sustainability in Wales. And Around the World?

Software entrepreneur Liam Kurmos's community regeneration project is one of many little cells of activity popping up all over the country. With this kind of energy and creativity, opportunities abound.

Meet the Recycling Start-up Hustling to Keep EV Batteries Out of Landfills

Just four years after launching a pilot plant in Canada, Li-Cycle has raised US$500 million from high profile investors to build out EV battery recycling plants and hubs across the U.S.

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

10 Things the EU Can Do to Wean Itself Off Russian Gas

Since the invasion of Ukraine, Europe has drawn up a plan to cut its Russian gas consumption by two-thirds within a year.

‘Reimagine Security’, Experts Urge, As Military Emissions and Budgets Grow in Tandem

“If we were further down the path to decarbonization, this war would never have happened,” says a top U.S. military expert.

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