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How a solar-powered fridge is helping COVID vaccines reach the remotest areas of Kenya

Getting vials of vaccines to remote places where they’re needed can be a difficult undertaking, especially given the need to store them at the correct temperature during the journey when there’s no access to electricity. That’s where the Vaccibox comes in. It’s a solar-powered fridge designed for transporting vaccines to “off the grid” areas that […]

Princeton University biofuels

Glowing yeast lights the way to better biofuels

Deploying a technique that promises to supercharge the development of biofuels, researchers at Princeton University have found a way to make yeast cultures glow when producing next generation fuels that could power cars and airplanes. The glowing cultures address a major challenge that has slowed biofuel production: developing yeast strains that produce valuable chemicals and […]

The Climate Investment Funds backs forest dwellers to reverse deforestation

Strengthening the capacity of forest dwellers to sustainably manage their ancient home. In the Peruvian Amazon, 652km drive East of Lima, lies Atalaya; aptly translating to ‘watchtower’ in Spanish, the town stands sentinel over an important Peruvian forestry region covering 3.98million hectares. This corner of Peru’s wider Amazonian Forest (an area totalling 73million hectares and […]

Forestry fund offers carbon fight at 5% above inflation

Investors worried by climate change and rising inflation are being offered a chance to combat both with the launch of a forestry investment trust from infrastructure and real estate specialist Foresight Group. The Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company believes it can remove four million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, while generating inflation-beating returns not linked […]