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This article ties with climate action and reproductive medicine, as it is a reflexion on healthcare carbon footprint especially the IVF laboratories.
This article supports SDGs 7 and 13 by comparing the economy and carbon emissions of electrochemical energy storage (EES) and hydrogen energy storage (HES) in renewable energy storage, and it was found that lithium-ion batteries and certain HES routes perform best in LCOS and carbon emissions, supporting their use to achieve future decarbonization goals.
This article supports SDGs 9 and 11 by exploring the technological aspects of the Internet of Things, emphasizing blueprints, complexity, challenges, and future directions to improve performance, network security, and stability.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 13 by providing assessments and knowledge gaps along Ghana’s coast on the aspects of SLR, subsidence and coastal vulnerability.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 13 by providing Long-term estimation of glacier mass balance using geospatial techniques in Western Himalayas, Ladakh, India.
This article supports SDGs 7 & 13 by uncovering areas of consensus and disagreement between models and experts around the clean energy transition
This article tackles the issue of high energy consumption created by data centers. They find an immediate way to quickly mitigate some of the massive energy sink is by simply operating data centers at higher temperatures. As such, this article supports SDGs 9 (ensuring data centers that are key to current society are sustainable) and 13 (a rapid solution to immediately reduce fossil-fuel driven energy consumption).
This study supports SDG 13 by examining climatic features, M − K trend test, variability, precipitation concentration index and temperature variability on the role of smallholder farmers in eastern Ethiopia.

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