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The Plastic Atlas Shows: Consumers Aren't to Blame for the Plastic Crisis, it's International Corporations

Plastic has become an integral part of our everyday lives - it makes many things easier, but it also endangers our health and fills our planet with waste that's set to be around with us for decades. The latest "Plastic Atlas", from the Böll Foundation, gives us up-to-date facts and figures about our increasingly plastic-filled world. Read on

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Have We Entered the Era of Climate Engineering? Cloud Brightening Technology Trialled Over Great Barrier Reef

Until recently, climate engineering was considered too risky to warrant serious attention, but as we edge closer to irreversible climate tipping points, that has begun to change. In April the first-ever tests of cloud brightening technology were carried out in the hope that it could save the Great Barrier Reef. Read on

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AI and Digital Volunteers Team Up to Help Amnesty Identify Human Rights Injustices in Sudan

Amnesty International’s Decoders programme is tackling major large-scale investigations into human rights and environmental abuses - powered by thousands of digital volunteers around the world. RESET spoke to Amnesty Decoders manager Milena Marin to hear about the evolution of their ‘Decode Darfur’ project in Sudan, and how now they’re using AI to expand their reach. Read on

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Peopleless Protest: Standing up for Refugee Rights Despite the Covid-19 Lockdown

Restrictions on movement and the banning of large gatherings of people during the Covid-19 pandemic means that protests and demonstrations can no longer take place. So how can citizens have their voices heard, protest injustice and take a stand for change? We asked one activist exploring innovative online paths to demonstrate for refugee rights during the lockdown. Read on

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Interview: How Can We Make AI More Environmentally Friendly?

What potential does artificial intelligence have to help us protect the environment and tackle climate change? And with all the computing power it requires, how can we make artificial intelligence itself more environmentally friendly? What can companies, developers and governments do to ensure AI helps us protect - and not destroy - the environment? We put our questions to Stephan Richter from the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Read on