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Sudan’s ousted PM returns home as world opinion grows against coup

From UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the US and European powers, several leaders are demanding the restoration of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s government. Top General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s declaration of a state of emergency and dissolution of the government provoked an international backlash. (AFP) Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife have been […]

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Managing Western US Water Resources in a Low-to-No-Snow Future

With mountain snowpacks shrinking in the western US, new Berkeley Lab study analyzes when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive and implications for water management. Mountain snowpacks around the world are on the decline, and if the planet continues to warm, climate models forecast that snowpacks could shrink dramatically and possibly even disappear altogether on certain […]

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AMOS’ compact hyperspectral instrument “ELOIS” to onboard a microsatellite soon

AMOS and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract to build and qualify a first flight model of an advanced compact hyperspectral imager designed by AMOS and called ELOIS. Thanks to the financial support of the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), this co-funded project will deliver the payload to be integrated on an […]

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The Carbon Takeback: Affordable Policy That Could Stop Fossil Fuels From Causing Global Warming

Stop fossil fuels from causing global warming within a generation… The Carbon Takeback Obligation could do just that. Imagine a single policy, imposed on one industry, which would, if enforced consistently, stop fossil fuels causing global warming within a generation. The Carbon Takeback Obligation could do just that. It requires fossil fuel extractors and importers to dispose safely and permanently […]

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Sierra Leone capital names ‘Chief Heat Officer’ in African first

Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has named a chief heat officer to fight the effects of extreme temperatures, in a first for Africa. On Friday, Chief Heat Officer Eugenia Kargbo told AFP that her dedicated role, which involves planning for dangerous heatwaves, is the first such position on the continent. “Extreme heatwaves are affecting our health, […]