Limiting global warming to 1.5°C over preindustrial levels is only possible if we make better use of the world’s forests, which collectively act as a huge carbon sink. But maximizing the strength of this carbon sink won’t be cheap: It might cost in the region of $393 billion per year.
Saving forests to fight climate change will cost $393 billion annually
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from warmer sands are less likely to survive their perilous first steps from the sand to the ocean, research has found.
Global heating could harm survival of loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings
In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University in Latvia, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.
Lab developing device to help Earth dodge asteroids
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 888, its new high-end chip with a 5G modem for Android phones.
Qualcomm announces new flagship Android processor
Eat Just Inc., a maker of meat and egg substitutes, has been approved to sell its laboratory-created chicken in Singapore, which becomes the first government to allow the sale of cultured meat.
Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first
A huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century collapsed, officials said.
Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico
New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions.
New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises carbon neutral government by 2025
Despite the enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left swathes of the economy closed or barely able to function for much of the year, UK carbon emissions only fell by 10.3 percent over 2020, new figures indicate.
UK carbon emissions fell by just 10% over 2020 despite pandemic
US President-elect Joe Biden was urged to reject the influence of Big Tech companies on his administration, by 32 antitrust, consumer advocacy, labor and related groups in a letter sent on Monday.
Biden urged by 32 advocacy groups to reject Big Tech influence
Global carbon capture and storage (CCS) capacity grew by a third in the past year, but it was far too slow to meet global climate targets, the Global CCS Institute said.
Global CCS capacity grew by a third, but much more needed: Report

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