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11 Jul
Researchers have found an intensely hot exoplanet with metallic clouds that rain titanium. The strange world, rather prosaically known as LTT9779b, is the brightest planet discovered outside the solar system.
29 Apr
Germans said they were prepared to cut their heat use and fly less to help tackle climate change. But most are reluctant to give up meat and their cars, according to a YouGov poll.
26 Jan
We discuss how Microsoft is to invest billions in the artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, which created the software ChatGPT. In other business news: Spotify unveils mass layoffs, France decides not to request an exemption for neonicotinoids and finally, Bill Gates invests in an Australian company that's tackling cow burps and the methane they emit.
23 Nov 2022
The EU and other critics were frustrated by the lack of progress to cut emissions that cause climate change. Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock blamed "a number of large emitters and oil producers.''
16 Nov 2022
As the number of people in the world ticks past another major milestone, Earth's natural resources are feeling the stress. But sustainability experts say we need to focus on overconsumption, not just overpopulation.
12 Nov 2022
In France, where 8 million people are food insecure, 10 million tonnes of food are thrown away every year. But initiatives are under way to limit food waste. In the heart of Paris's La Défense business district, the eco-conscious restaurant La Salle à Manger makes cheap meals out of leftovers from local caterers and unsold food from supermarkets.
13 Jul 2022
The forests of Congo's South Kivu province are being depleted, in part by the production of charcoal - but in Bukavu a club for retirees is fighting back by making briquettes from the city's waste.
22 Dec 2021
Can we stomach it? We're going to have to change our eating habits if we're going to save the planet. At the approach of the holiday season, amid a pandemic that's got many people home cooking instead of restaurant dining, a "no longer so quiet" revolution is on the move. In the past decade, vegetarian dishes have already stopped being a rarity on Parisian menus. But how much of a sacrifice will the future be for meat lovers?
6 Nov 2021
DELIVERING a speech to world leaders in Rome ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Prince Charles did not mince his words on the state of the climate crisis. The heir to the throne said the summit was “quite literally the last chance saloon”.
9 Dec 2020
Hemp and marijuana are often described as cousins because they come from the same cannabis plant. But unlike marijuana, hemp has low levels of the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), meaning smoking it has little effect. Today hemp is recognised as one of the world's most ecological agricultural crops, prompting a comeback in Europe.
21 Oct 2019
Organic farming 'supersized': An imperfect solution for the planet?
22 Sep 2019
World climate strike: Millions of students 'to the rescue' of the planet

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