18 Jan 2021

Ongoing ransomware attack leaves systems badly affected, says Scottish environment agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed this week that they are still struggling to mend systems after a ransomware attack hit the agency last month. SEPA stated that its contact center, internal systems, processes, and internal communications have all been impacted by the attack. The attack occurred on Christmas

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11 Jan 2021

Singapore touts ‘greener’ digital monetary gifts this Lunar New Year

The gift-giving tradition on the Lunar New Year sees an annual production of new bank notes. The energy required estimates to release 330 tonnes of carbon emissions as a result. This number is equivalent to charging 5.7 million smartphones for five days in Singapore. Singapore is suggesting citizens use digital

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11 Jan 2021

Facebook and Google Earth help probe eco-crimes in the Middle East

Conflict and corruption in the Middle East have a large impact on the environment, although it is difficult to record and punish these crimes. Some crimes include makeshift oil refineries in Syria and the destruction of agriculture or poaching of rare wildlife in Yemen. Open-source intelligence, or information that is

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07 Dec 2020

Airbus Bets on Hydrogen to Deliver Zero-Emission Jets

In September, company Airbus SE laid out a five-year plan to develop a commercially viable hydrogen aircraft despite obstacles such as the issue of storing highly combustible hydrogen. Airbus is seeking to maintain carbon neutrality by 2050, virtually reinventing the trillion-dollar aviation industry. Airbus has placed more emphasis on the

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19 May 2020

Federal Researchers Create ‘Second Skin’ to Shield Against Biological Threats

A team of scientists and researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a breathable and protective smart fabric that is designed to shield wearers by reacting to chemical and biological agents. Researchers from the lab as well as the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology and the US Army Combat Capabilities

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24 Apr 2020

Air pollution in northern India has hit a 20-year low, NASA report says

Over the past several years, India, particularly New Delhi, has been experiencing hazardous levels of air pollution during the winter season. However, according to NASA, due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the air pollution levels in the capital city of New Delhi have dropped to a 20 year low. NASA

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