How data could save Earth from climate change

Using a name inspired by Indonesian farmers, Subak will share information and fund hi-tech solutions to fight global heating As monikers go, Subak may seem an odd choice for a new organisation that aims to accelerate hi-tech efforts to combat the climate crisis. The name is Indonesian, it transpires, and refers to an ancient agricultural […]

Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of […]

Britain’s ‘brutal’ cuts to overseas aid put African science projects in peril

Lifesaving research on fighting drought and climate change at risk after snap decision to halt crucial funding For two years, the Rwandan-born scientist Anita Etale has been leading efforts to develop cheap methods to clean contaminated water supplies, a widespread problem in Africa. Based at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, Etale had a £300,000 […]