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Recent articles by Katie:

Google Cuts 12,000 Jobs Amid Economic Pressure

Big Tech layoffs continue as Google CEO Sundar Pichai breaks the news in an email to staff. → Read More

How Video Games Help Me Endure the Winter Blues

Commentary: Exposure to nature and sunshine when I play cozy games boosts my mood during the long Scottish winter. → Read More

Taking Aim at Climate Injustice: US Focuses on Environmental Racism in 2023

Environmental racism is the idea that the climate crisis and damage from the fossil fuel industry affect Americans unequally. Under Biden, the US is finally promising to address the problem. → Read More

Robots of CES: Meet the Cute, Helpful and Creepy Bots of 2023

From a coding pup to a humanoid helper, we're rounding up all the robots we've seen so far. → Read More

Meta Fined for Serving European Users Personalized Ads in Violation of Privacy Law

The tech giant may be forced to change the way it handles personalized ads on Facebook and Instagram in the EU. → Read More

Meta Settles Cambridge Analytica Scandal Lawsuit for $725M

Remember the data privacy scandal? Meta is finally settling a lawsuit with affected US users. → Read More

Air New Zealand Wants to Fly a Zero Emissions Plane by 2026. Here Are Its Options

The airline has signed an agreement with four aircraft makers to buy three planes from each. → Read More

Why This Headphone-Air Filter Mashup Is Too Brilliant and Bizarre to Ignore

Commentary: The Dyson Zone is a head scratcher. Here's why I can't stop thinking about it. → Read More

Women Are Earth's Biggest Allies. It's Time to Let Them Heal the Planet

Commentary: The strong female voices in climate activism deserve to be heard -- and heeded. → Read More

Elon Musk Locks Kanye West's Twitter Account Over Swastika Post

The temporary suspension is due to Ye violating Twitter's policy on inciting violence. → Read More

At COP27, Historic Deal Will Compensate Poor Nations for Climate Crisis Disasters

A win for vulnerable countries was offset by weak ambition in the final agreement to take necessary steps to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. → Read More

I Tried Lab-Growth Chicken. It's a Convincing Alternative to the Real Deal

Good Meat brought version three of its cultured chicken to the UN COP27 climate change conference, where I got to enjoy a taste. → Read More

Climate Change Denial Makes an Untimely Comeback

The science about the climate crisis is unequivocal, but a recent report shows a rise in misinformation about the topic. → Read More

President Joe Biden at COP27: 5 Things You Need to Know

It was a fleeting visit to the UN climate summit in Egypt, but it had its moments → Read More

President Biden Heckled by Protesters Demanding Climate Reparations at COP27

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other US lawmakers stumbled upon the protest while walking between meetings. → Read More

'The Sham Must End': UN Cracks Down on Greenwashing at COP27

Its recommendations call for greater scrutiny of net zero claims. → Read More

Midterms Can't Undo Biden's Climate Action, Promises John Kerry at COP27

The climate crisis is science, not a political exercise, says Kerry as US voters head to the polls. → Read More

Why the UN's COP27 Climate Change Conference Is Such a Big Deal

Governments, heads of state, climate experts and activists will gather in Egypt next month to step up the fight for the future of our planet. → Read More

Europe Warns Twitter's Elon Musk: The Bird Flies by Our Rules

Musk: the bird is freed. Europe: not so fast. → Read More

Nature Can Help Us Fight the Climate Crisis, but It Needs Our Help

Experts say working with nature plays a critical role in the climate fight, but they warn against leaning on it as a complete solution. → Read More