The open-source model will serve as the basis for future forest, crop and climate change-monitoring AI. Space 

IBM and NASA Collaborate to Create Global Planetary Data System for Earth Sciences

In 2024, NASA predicts that its Earth science missions will produce approximately 250,000 terabytes of data. To effectively analyze this vast amount of satellite data, IBM, HuggingFace, and NASA have joined forces to develop an open-source geospatial foundation model. This model will serve as the groundwork for a new generation of climate and Earth science artificial intelligence systems. These AI systems will be capable of monitoring deforestation, forecasting crop yields, and tracking greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, IBM used the recently released as a base model of NASA’s…

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Infineon Technologies is trialing the PCB in demo units ahead of a potential wider rollout. News 

Circuit Boards with Water-Soluble Properties Could Reduce Carbon Emissions by 60%

Infineon Technologies AG, a German semiconductor manufacturer, has revealed its production of a printed circuit board (PCB) that can dissolve in water. The Soluboard, sourced from UK startup Jiva Materials and made from plant-based materials, offers a potential solution for the technology industry to tackle e-waste and meet climate targets by 2030. Jiva’s biodegradable PCB is made of natural fibers and halogen-free polymer, which has a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional boards made of fiberglass composites. In a 2022 study by the University of Washington College of Engineering and…

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Average global temperatures climbed past 17-degrees Celsius on Monday. News 

Record-Breaking Heatwave Hits on July 3rd

According to the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction (via Reuters), meteorologists have confirmed that Monday marked the hottest day ever recorded. On July 3rd, 2023, global temperatures surpassed 17 degrees Celsius (62.62 Fahrenheit) for the first time since satellite monitoring began in 1979. Scientists believe that Monday also holds the record for the hottest day since humans started using instruments to measure daily temperatures in the late 19th century. The previous record, set in August 2016, saw the world’s average temperature reach 16.92C (62.45 Fahrenheit). This week, the southern…

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The event was streamed live in front of Amazon's Seattle headquarters. News 

Amazon employees are protesting against the return to work policy and company’s climatic impacts

Two groups of Amazon employees joined a company protest today to oppose the company’s back-to-the-office policy and express concerns about Amazon’s impact on the climate. Amazon Employees are walking out! — Amazon Employees For Climate Justice (@AMZNforClimate) May 31, 2023 The group stood in front of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, livestreaming the event on Twitter – with speakers from both groups advocating a common cause. Some speakers expressed frustration with the company’s policy of requiring employees to return to the office at least three days a week, and told…

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