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
General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said that it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project. Shares of Nikola plunged 24%.
GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola
Technology giant Microsoft has filed a patent for a system to monitor employees' body language and facial expressions during work meetings and give the events a "quality score".
Microsoft files patent to record and score meetings on body language
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro's government.
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high
We're as good as it gets: Intelligent life is extremely unlikely to exist anywhere else in the Universe because it took a series of miracles for humans to evolve, scientists said.
Scientists say intelligent life on other planets is 'exceptionally rare'
British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high speed mobile networks.
Britain bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021
A Japanese satellite designed to relay data and imagery from civilian and military Earth observation spacecraft was launched Sunday aboard an H-2A rocket.
Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit

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