Environment

What sustainability measures did Budget 2020 bring?

A carbon tax increase with ring-fenced funds may be a move in the right direction, but is it enough to deal with the climate emergency? The climate crisis proved extremely relevant in Budget 2020. Although there were, to quote Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe, “absolutely no surprises” in this year’s Budget, it did include a …

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EarthRanger widens focus from elephant killers to cross-species diplomacy – GeekWire

An elephant herd makes its way through the Serengeti in East Africa. (Vulcan / EarthRanger Photo) Years ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen backed a project called the Great Elephant Census that highlighted a crisis for Africa’s elephant population, brought about primarily by illegal poaching. Allen passed away last year at the age of 65, but …

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Ireland’s Brexit-proof electric lifeline gets €530m in EU backing

An EU grant of €530m will be put into the €1bn Celtic Interconnector project to link Ireland to Europe’s electric grids via an undersea network. Fears over a potential electricity crisis in a post-Brexit world have seen Ireland turn to its EU neighbours for assistance through the Celtic Interconnector project. The Government confirmed today (2 …

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Research highlights ‘concerning’ number of meltwater lakes in Antarctica

Meltwater lakes are forming in coastal areas of the East Antarctica ice sheet, suggesting it could be more vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis than previously thought. The number of meltwater lakes in East Antarctica is greater than previously thought, suggesting it may be more susceptible to a heating climate, a study says. …

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What is Intelligence in Artificial Intelligence?

Sep 21, 2019 Posted by Dr. Nidhi Arora in Artificial Intelligence, Head Scratch | 0 comments Technology is changing at a very high pace day by day. Since the invention of computers, they are growing in terms of their features. Their capability to perform various tasks is growing exponentially. New devices have been developed which …

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Looking for your next non-fiction read? Check out these top science books

These six stories of science and discovery are in the running to win ‘the Booker Prize of science writing’. Six writers are in the running for The Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019. The annual award of £25,000 honours popular science books from around the world, all of which are aimed at non-specialist readers. Seen …

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