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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

James Sampson runs a tech repair shop in suburban Washington D.C. - fixing wayward phones and lagging laptops - and sees his tiny store as one part of a brave, new consumer rights revolution that can protect the planet, too.

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 10 hours ago

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Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again
Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate...

By Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari 1 day ago

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Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce their reliance on electricity grids while reducing...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

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2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced. The awards, a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland,...

4 Oct 2021

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China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"....

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

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Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before. That's according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) monthly Food Price Index, which also found that global prices have risen by...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

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Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group. Starting from the upcoming autumn 2022 collections, none of the group's fashion houses will be using fur.

27 Sep 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system - one that the company says aims to protect and restore the environment, improve the livelihoods of farmers and enhance the well-being of farming...

21 Sep 2021

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