At this time is an Earth Day like no different: After greater than a yr of lockdown, we’ve seen what occurs to the planet when all of its people are immediately hiding inside. Emissions plummeted (not less than quickly), wildlife returned to cities (although not all species loved the newfound freedom), and we discovered what nature does when the planet is simply somewhat quieter. We’ve had a glimpse of a greater world—now it’s only a matter of realizing it.
To that finish, we’re celebrating this yr with 5 stunning options to environmental issues all over the world. Within the video under, yours really joined WIRED artistic engagement producer Paul Sarconi to speak about how digital eggs can assist shield sea turtles and the way photo voltaic panels would possibly save California’s water. We discover a burgeoning know-how that sucks carbon proper out of the ambiance, and we inform the story of how priceless seeds escaped Syria’s civil conflict by being frozen and introduced again to life via gene banking. And since present occasions are so sizzling proper now, we discuss President Joe Biden’s plan to enlist People in a Civilian Local weather Corps and get them to work reworking the panorama.
After a yr of pandemic life, how’s that for some excellent news?
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