As part of ESA's continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance the scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, a new Call for Earth Explorer mission ideas has been released today.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0699-y Anthropogenic aerosols mask some greenhouse warming via radiation scattering and cloud interactions. Research suggests the economic impact of this aerosol-induced cooling was small globally, although it benefitted developing countries in warm climates and harmed high-latitude developed countries.
As the "meatless burger" continues to grow in popularity, some companies are looking into providing custumers with a "fishless taco" option. They're testing cell-based fish alternatives, extracting cells from live fish and growing a muscle slab in a lab. The companies say it could help combat overfishing. Aaron McNevin, director of sustainable food for World Wildlife Fund, joined CBSN AM to discuss the pros and cons.
The World Wildlife Fund announced a new partnership with six of the world's biggest companies to curb the production of plastic. WWF Deputy Director of Sustainability Research and Development Alix Grabowski joined CBSN AM to explain the partnership and how big corporations impact plastic recycling
Google announced they would no longer build custom artificial intelligence or machine learning algorithms for Big Oil and Gas after Greenpeace released a report this week exposing Silicon Valley's enablement of the fossil-fuel industry. more… The post Google will stop building custom AI for Big Oil and Gas appeared first on 9to5Google.
File this under: minimal possible effort. Google today confirmed it will "no longer develop artificial intelligence (AI) software and tools for oil and gas drilling operations." Will Grannis, Managing Director of the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, spoke with CUBE's John Furrier earlier this month in an interview where he revealed the end of Google's future involvement with fossil fuel extraction. As The Hill's Alexandra Kelly reports, this move comes hot on the heels of a Greenpeace expose showing Google as one of the top three developers of AI and machine learning solutions for the fossil fuel… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0713-4 Climate change has led to earlier spring leaf-out in northern temperate and boreal regions. This advanced leaf-out causes warming in the Northern Hemisphere due to the combined effects of water vapour, cloud and snow-albedo feedbacks on the surface energy budget.