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How technology is helping China’s fight against the encroaching deserts

China began its anti-desertification efforts in 1978. Since its launch in 2016, Ant Forest has attracted 500 million users who have helped plant 100 million trees.

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Tradition meets tech as Kenya’s herders adapt to climate change

For generations, Kaltuma Hassan's clan would study the sky over Kenya's arid north for any sign of rain – some wind here, a wisp of cloud there – to guide their parched livestock to water.

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Cambodians try out smartphones to track – and ease – climate woes

Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.

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iPads in lieu of weathervanes as farmers seek climate tech edge

When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad.

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Tencent targets 10% of managers for job cuts or demotion

Tencent Holdings Ltd is putting about 10% of its managers on notice, as China’s largest gaming and social media company shakes up its workforce amid cooling growth and intensified competition, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Amazon suppliers panic amid purge aimed at boosting profits

Amazon.com Inc has abruptly stopped buying products from many of its wholesalers, sowing panic.

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Aussie businesses complain Google sending outback tourists off the map

Tourism operators in Australia's vast outback say wild inaccuracies in Google Maps are making remote hot spots appear out of reach, deterring people from visiting the region.

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VR gets reality check with significant decline in investment

A few years ago, virtual reality was all the rage in Hollywood, helping to fuel the rise of Silicon Beach with the promise of reinventing the entertainment business.

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Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: counterfeit seed.