Science Nov 08

Facility for capturing CO2 from air of Swiss Climeworks AG in Hinwil
Air-scrubbing machines gain momentum, but long way to go

Just a few years ago, this technology, known as “direct air capture,” was seen by many as an unrealistic fantasy. But the technology has evolved to where people consider it a serious tool in fighting climate change.

For years, climate activists have put pressure on endowed institutions to end their investments in fossil fuel companies. MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University both announced last month that their institutions would end investments in fossil fuel companies.

Oct 11

Scientists urge speedy switch to renewables in Middle East

A scientist at the Cyprus Institute's Climate and Atmosphere Research Center said that although this "can't happen overnight," governments have to make the switch within the next two decades to avert potentially "irreversible effects" such as desertification.