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Wealthy backers undeterred by failed geoengineering test

Despite a failed attempt to block sunlight, wealthy donors plan to continue funding solar geoengineering research to combat global warming.

Corbin Hiar and Blanca Begert report for POLITICO.

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UChicago’s climate initiative explores controversial solar geoengineering

The University of Chicago has launched a Climate Systems Engineering initiative, aiming to explore solar geoengineering, despite the controversial nature and potential risks of the field.

Jessica McKenzie reports for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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NASA mission aims to freeze glaciers in place to prevent catastrophic sea-level rise

NASA mission aims to freeze glaciers in place to prevent catastrophic sea-level rise

NASA's $1.5 billion NISAR satellite, launching soon, will monitor Earth's glaciers and could support interventions to halt their disintegration, crucial for coastal regions.

Ross Andersen reports for The Atlantic.

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Environmental Defense Fund to research artificial cooling methods

Environmental Defense Fund to research artificial cooling methods

The Environmental Defense Fund will invest in exploring technologies that could artificially cool the planet, reflecting sunlight into space as a way to combat rising global temperatures.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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Local officials end cloud brightening experiment in Alameda, California

Local officials end cloud brightening experiment in Alameda, California

Alameda's city council has voted to halt a pioneering cloud-brightening experiment aimed at combating climate change.

Corbin Hiar reported for E&E News earlier this week on why the vote has implications beyond one single community.

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Sun's rays deflection test marks a climate change mitigation milestone

Sun's rays deflection test marks a climate change mitigation milestone

Scientists conducted the first outdoor test in the U.S. of a technology aimed at brightening clouds to reflect sunlight away from the Earth.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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New challenges arise as NOAA considers the regulation of solar geoengineering

New challenges arise as NOAA considers the regulation of solar geoengineering

In the face of mounting climate change impacts, calls grow for stronger oversight of efforts to modify the Earth's climate through solar geoengineering.

Robin Bravender reports for E&E News.

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