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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced a billion-dollar initiative to confront the rise of artificial intelligence that will involve supporting deep interdisciplinary research into both AI’s promise and its ethical perils.

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India’s north-eastern state of Sikkim has won the award for the being the “100 per cent organic state” that promotes agroecological and sustainable food systems.

Water fountain

The Mayor or London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a £5 million fund to implement more public water fountains.

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Jamaica set to run on 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, up from the previous 30 per cent target.

Man waving Palestinian flag

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full U.N. member state during meetings in 2019, when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.

Bill Gates

In a statement Wednesday, the Commission said the 100 million-euro ($115.2 million) fund would be used to help “innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market.”

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Scottish Power has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to make the shift from coal and gas generation to wind power.


The solar panels are expected to generate the equivalent amount of electricity required to power over 4,500 UK homes and will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 6,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Pepsi bottles

The “multi-year” supply agreement, announced late last week, will see Loop supply PepsiCo with production capacity at its factory in the US, which produces PET plastic using 100 per cent recycled materials.

Eiffel Tower

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and other major cities across France on Saturday to call for greater action on climate change.


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