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Mining the heavens: companies pursue space resources

Mining asteroids could offer potential relief for Earth's resource strain.

Sarah Scoles reports for Undark.

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Inuit app SIKU blends traditional knowledge with tech for environmental tracking

An innovative app developed by Inuit communities, SIKU, is redefining the integration of traditional knowledge and scientific data to empower Indigenous groups across the Arctic in environmental monitoring and decision-making.

Hannah Hoag reports for Hakai Magazine.

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New battery material that uses less lithium found in AI-powered search

While the dime-size prototype is not ready for prime time, the feat demonstrates the potential of new technologies to revolutionize materials science.
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As tree species face decline, ‘assisted migration’ gains popularity in Pacific Northwest

As native trees in the Pacific Northwest die off due to climate changes, the U.S. Forest Service and others are turning to a strategy called “assisted migration.”
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Hannah Ritchie: ‘Doomsday predictions are a dream for climate deniers’

The environmental scientist, whose book Not the End of the World offers a data-based analysis of the climate crisis, on being informed and engaged without succumbing to despair.

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EV transition cools as demand slows and automakers trim production

Consumers fret over prices, battery range and a lack of charging stations as the market awaits the arrival of federally subsidized infrastructure.
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Yes, the climate crisis is now ‘gobsmacking.’ But so is progress

This is the year that “absolutely gobsmackingly bananas” summed up the climate emergency. But dramatic descriptors extend to the huge gains humanity has made too.