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Are Big Tech firms and their AI tools hampering innovation?

Significant advances are being made in artificial intelligence, and more data is being collected than ever before. However, we are not as innovative as we could be. It would be nice if innovation could happen “just by...

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How sustainable farming could help Ethiopian farmers

The reasons for Ethiopia’s food crisis are complex, but one is drought worsened by planetary heating. Some are turning towards climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as a way to alleviate the problem. “Some days, I’m able to...

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What is aviation fuel tax?

Ever wondered why a flight is so much cheaper than taking the train? Time to wrap your head around fuel tax. You pay fuel tax when you fill up your car or ride a train,...

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Who pays for climate damage and where does the money go?

An array of climate funds promise to help poorer countries either stop climate change or adapt to its consequences. But what do they actually cover, and why is it all so contentious? Fossil fuels powered...

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Extreme weather: Is climate change always to blame?

As extreme heatwaves, storms and wildfires increase in severity and frequency, a comparatively new kind of research called weather attribution studies determines whether they are linked to human-caused climate change. From prolonged periods of extreme heat...

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ExxonMobil boosts fossil fuel commitment with Pioneer buyout

With the acquisition, ExxonMobil will command a dominant position over the top oilfield in the United States. Fossil fuel emissions are considered the main drivers of climate change. ExxonMobil has sealed a $59.5 billion (€56...

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ME Green & Sustainable Finance Series – How Green is Green?

Words like green buildings, green vehicles, green textiles, and more of this kind have been buzzing for a while… but are they all really green? The first thing that would strike most of us when...

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The emerging contours of Sustainable Financing in India

Climate change; biodiversity loss; soil, water, and air pollution are amongst the environmental damages that are threatening human well-being and sustainable livelihoods up-close. Having said that, these degradation elements pose significant risks to economic activity...

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Africa’s first-ever climate change summit

As the first-ever Africa Climate Summit kicks off on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, some representatives in attendance are wondering whether the political elite will match their words with meaningful action. Innocent Tshilombo arrived in Kenya as...

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Elon Musk tweets false climate claim

The world’s richest man has made public statements that deny basic science about the role of agriculture in heating the planet, say experts. Elon Musk, the wealthy owner of Twitter, has falsely claimed that farming has...

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How a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius impacts billions

Under current climate change policies, billions will face life-threatening heat. But a global network of heat officers are tackling the problem in their own cities. About 2 billion people will live in hazardous heat conditions...

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Saudi oil giant Aramco makes record profits in 2022

Saudi Arabia’s national oil producer Aramco achieved “record” profits totaling $161.1 billion, a nearly 50% increase. The firm saw prices skyrocket after Russia invaded Ukraine, leading to soaring global energy prices. Aramco, the mostly Saudi...