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RESET Special Feature: Satellites and Sustainability

There are thousands of satellites in orbit around our planet right now, and it's hard to imagine what life would look like without them and all of the crucial services and information that they provide. And when it comes to protecting the environment and tracking changes in our climate, they've become indispensable too. If only there wasn't the little issue of all that space debris that's building up in the atmosphere... In RESET's latest special feature, we've been taking a look at the potentials - and pitfalls - of satellites and drones for a sustainable future on this planet. Read on

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Voices of Climate Justice: The Full Interview Series

While we are all affected by climate change, not all climate impacts are created, or distributed, equally. In the interview series "Voices of Climate Justice", we talk to environmental activists from the Global South about their experiences, activism, opinions and hopes for the future. Read on to discover all of the interviews in the series. Read on

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Interview: How Did Scientists Discover Billions of Trees in the Desert?

An international team of researchers, using high-resolution satellite data and artificial intelligence, has been able to locate billions of trees growing in the Sahara Desert. The results were published in the journal Nature in October 2020 - and the discovery made headlines around the world. RESET spoke to research group lead Professor Martin Brandt from the University of Copenhagen to find out more. Read on

Interview: EcoVision Lab Is Mapping Biomass for the Good of the Planet

The EcoVision Lab at ETH Zurich is developing a tool that can accurately map biomass - all over the world - using remote sensing data. They hope it will make land-use planning more objective, transparent and environmentally-friendly, as well as protecting forests and biodiversity throughout the globe. We spoke to two of the brains behind the project. Read on

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RESET Needs You! Donate Today For Independent Solutions Journalism

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time - but every day, new, innovative ideas for how to tackle it are emerging around the globe. At RESET.org, it's our job to discover them, spread the word about what a more sustainable world might look like, and inspire other changemakers to follow their lead. Become part of the solution by supporting us today! Read on

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"We need you to act. Join us!" - Interview With Chinese Activist Howey Ou

Starting a movement to fight for action on climate change can be a struggle, and it's even harder when you live in a country where collective action is frowned upon and questioning the government is most certainly discouraged. In this interview, we talk to Howey Ou, China's first ever climate striker and a strong-willed leading voice in the country's climate movement. Read on

 Ivan Rigamonti

Honest Mobile: A Carbon Neutral Phone Network On a Mission to Clean Up the Industry

It's not just the inflexible contracts and intransparent user agreements that make the average mobile network unsustainable. The telecommunications industry actually represents a significant share of global carbon emissions too. In the UK, Honest Mobile, a new carbon neutral, tree planting mobile network, wants to change that, by putting people and planet first. Read on

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ShowYourBudgets Tracks the World's Carbon Budget and Offers Visual Tools for Climate Action

Our "global carbon budget" is the estimate of how much CO2 humanity can release into the atmosphere and still be able to keep global warming under safe levels. A new website has turned that budget into a set of clear and comprehensible graphs that can be shared, distributed and used as a persuasive tool for political action - making it as easy as possible for the general public and the media to hold their governments to account. Read on