UN chief asks banking sector to invest in climate action
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on
Sunday asked the banking industry to invest in climate action and to disinvest
from fossil fuels and pollution in general, in Xinhua China. He made the appeal
as he was launching the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. “Climate
action has multiple benefits, including job creation, reduced air pollution,
improved public health, and greater...
Urine powered generator in Nigeria
A group of four high school Nigerian teenage girls solved one of Nigeria’s biggest electrical challenge by inventing a system that uses urine to power generator. Their major goal in creating this invention was to reduce the production of carbon monoxide. Their invention comes only years after the famous cases of death from carbon monoxide poisoning that is common in Africa. The...
How a Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Could Change Agriculture
NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) was launched on June 29, 2018. This spaceborne could change our agricultural practices here on Earth by measuring the temperature of Earth’s plants from space. When a plant has access to a sufficient water supply, it releases water through pores on its leaves. When water is scarce, these tiny pores close,...