Seven From Seven: Grey skies are gonna clear up…

4th March 2022

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…

  1. A Cornish start-up has developed a technique using AI that predicts what land looks like under UK gloomy skies from space to help farmers better manage their crops and track possible flooding.
  2. Research shows that rocks such as olivine have the capacity to continuously store carbon. Carbon sequestration that relies on rocks absorbing CO2 can be limited once rocks ‘fill up’ but olivine expands to allow it to continuously absorb carbon for more than a month.
  3. UK SMEs are struggling to find the resources and funding to deliver their sustainability ambitions with only one quarter expected to become more sustainable in the next year.
  4. Nearly 200 countries have agreed to negotiate an international agreement to end the “plastic crisis” and reduce plastic waste around the world.
  5. NASA launches a new satellite to monitor extreme weather changes before they are reported on the ground.
  6. The latest report from the UN states that climate change is drastically affecting food systems, which need funding and adaptation to combat the damage.
  7. A survey suggests that newer electric cars may be less reliable than petrol and diesel models, with electric cars taking longer to repair than their counterparts.

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