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Climate change data

Adapting to diseases carried by mosquitos

As Europe warms up, it becomes a more suitable home for the Asian tiger mosquito. To help authorities understand related health risks, VITO used data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service to create a tool that shows how conditions help this virus spreader prosper.

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Source: Copernicus Climate Change Service
Climate change mitigation
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Climate change mitigation

On track to fulfil CO2 storage scenarios

The current rate of growth in the installed Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) capacity is on track to meet climate change targets identified in IPCC reports. Research and commercial efforts should focus on maintaining growth while identifying CO2 storage space.

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Source: Imperial College London
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Geothermal resources

Developing silica-rich cosmetic products

Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun and MýSilica are partnering to develop silica-rich cosmetics sourced from geothermal water. The partnership confirms Landsvirkjun‘s drive to increase value from its geothermal stations’ energy and material streams.

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Source: ThinkGeoEnergy
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Clean energy computing

Google redefines what ‘100% renewable’ means

Google announced the launch of a new technology designed to shift electricity demands of its largest data centres to match clean energy supply. Using renewable forecasting data, non-urgent computing tasks are scheduled for when renewables are plentiful and cheap.

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Source: GreenBiz
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Driving electric

Plug-in vehicles help limit climate change

In countries accounting for 95% of road transport, plug-in vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than petrol and diesel models. That includes all operations over a car’s lifetime: the mining of metals or lithium for batteries, manufacturing, driving 150,000 kilometres and scrapping.

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Source: Climate Home News
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Climate disruption

Working together to rescue the planet

True leadership understands there are times to think big and generously. The COVID-19 pandemic is such a moment. António Guterres, head of the UN, proposes six climate-positive actions for governments to consider once they go about building back their economies.

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Source: New York Times
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