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Desert locusts have been wreaking havoc on humanity’s food supply since biblical times. Now, as East Africa combats its worst infestation in generations, experts are racing to better understand – and control – these insects Technology

The true impact of locust swarms on Africa’s agriculture sector

Desert locusts have been wreaking havoc on humanity’s food supply since biblical times. Now, as East Africa combats its worst infestation in generations, experts are racing to better understand – and control – these insects

Plastic is one of the world’s most useful materials, but at present, it is being grossly mismanaged. By closing the plastics loop, manufacturers can ensure the resource is responsibly recycled and reused Technology

TOMRA continues its drive to create a plastics circular economy

Plastic is one of the world’s most useful materials, but at present, it is being grossly mismanaged. By closing the plastics loop, manufacturers can ensure the resource is responsibly recycled and reused

Since Google’s parent company, Alphabet, dropped wind power business Makani from its Moonshot Factory, a decades-long debate has been reignited about the commercial viability of airborne wind energy Technology

Will airborne wind energy ever take off?

Since Google’s parent company, Alphabet, dropped wind power business Makani from its Moonshot Factory, a decades-long debate has been reignited about the commercial viability of airborne wind energy

With the rise of technological innovation, secularism and environmental awareness, the funeral industry is changing – and entrepreneurs are starting to take notice Business

The funeral industry begins to bury tradition

With the rise of technological innovation, secularism and environmental awareness, the funeral industry is changing – and entrepreneurs are starting to take notice

A proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group has been voted down after months of criticism from non-profit organisations   Strategy

ICANN rejects controversial sale of .org internet domain names

A proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group has been voted down after months of criticism from non-profit organisations  

India’s biggest telecoms operator, Reliance Jio, has received a $5.7bn investment from Facebook, confirming the social network as the firm’s largest minority shareholder Business

Facebook invests $5.7bn in Indian telecoms firm Reliance Jio

India’s biggest telecoms operator, Reliance Jio, has received a $5.7bn investment from Facebook, confirming the social network as the firm’s largest minority shareholder

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Desert locusts have been wreaking havoc on humanity’s food supply since biblical times. Now, as East Africa combats its worst infestation in generations, experts are racing to better understand – and control – these insects

The true impact of locust swarms on Africa’s agriculture sector

Desert locusts have been wreaking havoc on humanity’s food supply since biblical times. Now, as East Africa combats its worst infestation in generations, experts are racing to better understand – and control – these insects

Plastic is one of the world’s most useful materials, but at present, it is being grossly mismanaged. By closing the plastics loop, manufacturers can ensure the resource is responsibly recycled and reused

TOMRA continues its drive to create a plastics circular economy

Plastic is one of the world’s most useful materials, but at present, it is being grossly mismanaged. By closing the plastics loop, manufacturers can ensure the resource is responsibly recycled and reused

Since Google’s parent company, Alphabet, dropped wind power business Makani from its Moonshot Factory, a decades-long debate has been reignited about the commercial viability of airborne wind energy

Will airborne wind energy ever take off?

Since Google’s parent company, Alphabet, dropped wind power business Makani from its Moonshot Factory, a decades-long debate has been reignited about the commercial viability of airborne wind energy

The app focuses on short videos designed to be watched on a smartphone, including unscripted shows, documentaries and episodic movies

Quibi launches, becoming the latest video-streaming app in a saturated market

The app focuses on short videos designed to be watched on a smartphone, including unscripted shows, documentaries and episodic movies

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The island of Nurai in Abu Dhabi has recently installed a floating solar power plant that is set to have a capacity of 80 kilowatts

The UAE unveils its first floating solar power plant

The island of Nurai in Abu Dhabi has recently installed a floating solar power plant that is set to have a capacity of 80 kilowatts

Governments within the developed world must re-evaluate their current economic systems in order to drastically cut carbon emissions at the source

False climate solutions are benefitting no one

Governments within the developed world must re-evaluate their current economic systems in order to drastically cut carbon emissions at the source

Recent studies reveal it is no longer viable for insurers to back the coal industry due to the associated climate risks. This has the potential to herald a positive move away from fossil fuels altogether

Insurance companies are refusing to back coal projects over environmental concerns

Recent studies reveal it is no longer viable for insurers to back the coal industry due to the associated climate risks. This has the potential to herald a positive move away from fossil fuels altogether

China’s Three Gorges Dam, a project so large it has affected the speed of the Earth’s rotation, is capable of generating huge quantities of renewable energy. It has also caused social and environmental disruption to the local area

China gives a dam about improving its green energy infrastructure

China’s Three Gorges Dam, a project so large it has affected the speed of the Earth’s rotation, is capable of generating huge quantities of renewable energy. It has also caused social and environmental disruption to the local area

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Business
With the rise of technological innovation, secularism and environmental awareness, the funeral industry is changing – and entrepreneurs are starting to take notice

The funeral industry begins to bury tradition

With the rise of technological innovation, secularism and environmental awareness, the funeral industry is changing – and entrepreneurs are starting to take notice

India’s biggest telecoms operator, Reliance Jio, has received a $5.7bn investment from Facebook, confirming the social network as the firm’s largest minority shareholder

Facebook invests $5.7bn in Indian telecoms firm Reliance Jio

India’s biggest telecoms operator, Reliance Jio, has received a $5.7bn investment from Facebook, confirming the social network as the firm’s largest minority shareholder

As demand for ride-hailing services plummets, Lyft is tapping its drivers to deliver groceries, meals and medical supplies to people in need

Lyft launches new delivery service 

As demand for ride-hailing services plummets, Lyft is tapping its drivers to deliver groceries, meals and medical supplies to people in need

As part of a new deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Johnson & Johnson is investing $1bn in COVID-19 vaccine research and development

Johnson & Johnson partners with US Government to co-fund COVID-19 vaccine research

As part of a new deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Johnson & Johnson is investing $1bn in COVID-19 vaccine research and development

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A proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group has been voted down after months of criticism from non-profit organisations  

ICANN rejects controversial sale of .org internet domain names

A proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group has been voted down after months of criticism from non-profit organisations  

After SoftBank’s share price took a hit due to the economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Masayoshi Son announced a huge asset sale to shore up finances

SoftBank announces $41bn asset sale after COVID-19 struggles

After SoftBank’s share price took a hit due to the economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Masayoshi Son announced a huge asset sale to shore up finances

As environmental crises wreak havoc across the globe, consumers are demanding more from the business world. In turn, companies are waking up to the fact that maximising shareholder profits is no longer the be-all and end-all

How can companies respond when environmental protection is demanded by consumers?

As environmental crises wreak havoc across the globe, consumers are demanding more from the business world. In turn, companies are waking up to the fact that maximising shareholder profits is no longer the be-all and end-all

When OpenAI developed software powerful enough to write hyper-realistic fake news, it decided not to release it to the public for fear it could be exploited. But then, two graduates built a version of the program using the original code, prompting debate on ownership in the murky world of open-source code

AI program that can imitate Shakespeare replicated by two graduates

When OpenAI developed software powerful enough to write hyper-realistic fake news, it decided not to release it to the public for fear it could be exploited. But then, two graduates built a version of the program using the original code, prompting debate on ownership in the murky world of open-source code

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