Download: discovering proteins and Pakistan’s climate crisis

This is today’s edition download, Our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the tech world. An AI that can design new proteins could help unlock new treatments and materials What happened?: A new AI tool could help researchers discover previously unknown proteins and design entirely new ones. When used, […]

Art World Targets Sustainability While Climate Change Continues

Last month, a man disguised as an old woman was sitting brazenly in a wheelchair. Cream cake on top of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work, Mona Lisa. The painting, which hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, was hidden behind bulletproof glass and was unharmed. Yet why would visitors to the world and the […]

Activist’s New Brand Targets Ukraine War and Climate Crisis,

BRUSSELS – President of France, Emmanuel Macron, had just finished his speech at a major conference on Europe. Little did he know that the two young women at the back of the room were watching him closely as he lingered on stage and took pictures with the fans. “No metal barriers,” Dominika Lasota whispered. “Now […]

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a

WASHINGTON — Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the planet. But it’s only a start. The case, West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, is […]

Climate Change Concerns Take on New Urgency in South Asia

FATEHGARH-SAHIB, India — When unseasonably heavy rains flooded fields and then equally unseasonal heat crumpled the seeds, it not only nearly halved Ranjit Singh’s wheat harvest. This has placed him and nearly all the other households in his village in northern India much more unstable in a country where the majority of people earn their […]

Could Carbon Capture Be Part of the Climate Solution?

This is the final installment in Visionaries. serieslooks at figures trying to transform our way of life. Humans pump about 50 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year. According to numerous consecutive and increasingly powerful reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that number needs to drop […]

Trump’s Policies Have Dropped the U.S. in Climate Rankings

Four years in the administration of US President Donald J. Trump stopped but all at the federal level trying to combat climate change. Mr Trump is no longer in office, but he has left the country far behind in an already hard-to-win race for the presidency. A new report from researchers at Yale and Columbia […]

Heatwaves in New York Highlight Climate Inequality

“We don’t have a car, so we can’t drive to lakes, beaches, and the like,” said Jesse Amaro, home health aide, outside Crotona Pool in the Bronx. It was one of the hottest days of last summer, and in the early afternoon the queue to get in was all the way down to the sidewalk. […]

California and New Zealand announce climate change partnership

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Senior officials from California and New Zealand signed a commitment Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to get millions of electric vehicles on the road. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the deal at […]