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Improving crop yields while conserving resources 0

Improving crop yields while conserving resources

Home Technology Engineering December 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 by Mary Beth O’leary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate student Julia Sokol is working on making drip irrigation cheaper and more efficient at MIT’s Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab. Credit: Tony Pulsone When it comes to the health of the planet, agriculture and food production…

Reflections on a just transition 0

Reflections on a just transition

What are the UK’s prospects for a just transition towards a sustainable future and environmental justice? In the week that the first oil from the Clair Ridge field west of Shetland was produced, DeSmog UK completed our series on the ‘Just Transition’ — exploring how Scotland could shift wholesale from fossil fuels into green and renewable…

For Climate Safety, Call in the Engineers 0

For Climate Safety, Call in the Engineers

Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by At the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, diplomats delivered a “rulebook” to guide all countries in combating global warming. When world leaders convene at the UN next September to advance climate safety further, the world’s leading engineers should greet them with a global framework…

Academics on how to save power: Turn it off when you use the most 0

Academics on how to save power: Turn it off when you use the most

You wake at dawn and the heat pump, fridge, and hot water are all switched off. You get home from work and, for four hours, it is the same. But it’s not a power cut. Instead, it would be all part of the plan under an Otago University idea to reduce New Zealand’s power use in peak…

Author Nnedi Okorafor Talks LaGuardia, Wakanda, and … Garfield? 0

Author Nnedi Okorafor Talks LaGuardia, Wakanda, and … Garfield?

Excerpt from LaGuardia. Photo: Dark Horse Comics/Tana Ford One of the worst deficiencies of the comics industry has been and continues to be its failure to employ black women. Historically, that demographic has been completely shut out of mainstream sequential art, even on stories about black female characters. That problem is in the early stages…

Honda advances wind-to-wheel initiative with electric scooter 0

Honda advances wind-to-wheel initiative with electric scooter

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