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Protecting New Zealand's cities from climate change

New Zealand's coastal communities bear the brunt of extreme weather events. In Auckland, young engineers and architects are using technology to help their city withstand the impact of our changing climate.

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Engineers put new spin on capturing carbon from the oceans

Membranes are used today to remove carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust; could they be put to use in the ocean?
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Iraq plants mangrove forest to fight climate disaster

As Aymen al-Rubaye plants mangrove seedlings in the sprawling tidal flats of southern Iraq, the black smoke rising over the skyline behind him shows the ecological damage that he is toiling to undo.
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The Overshoot Commission is talking about solar geoengineering. Not everyone thinks it should

The Overshoot Commission is discussing solar geongineering technologies like social radiation management but some of its members are concerned.

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Everyone was wrong about reverse osmosis—until now

A new paper showing how water actually travels through a plastic membrane could make desalination more efficient. That’s good news for a thirsty world.
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Tidal power’s fickle future

To pull power from the waves, you need a high tidal range or strong currents. Sea level rise threatens to mess with both.
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E.P.A lab helps plan the fastest road to an EV future

Government scientists have spent a year analyzing electric vehicles to help the E.P.A. design new tailpipe rules to trigger an electric car revolution.
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