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400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there ) But this year, the entire planet has hovered above 400 ppm of CO2 with no indication that we’ll for some reason experience a precipitous drop.No, there’s no huge tipping point where 399 ppm would have been A-OK but now 400 is climate apocalypse.

Microsoft: Data and data centers to drive fourth industrial revolution

Microsoft: Data and data centers to drive fourth industrial revolution ” Those are the compelling words delivered by Microsoft’s chief environmental and cities strategist Rob Bernard, speaking at VERGE 16 earlier this month.“The world is experiencing the very real effects of climate change, including extreme weather, droughts, air quality problems and the warming of our oceans,” Bernard says.

Climate change and sustainability top of the agenda for smart city objectives

Climate change and sustainability top of the agenda for smart city objectives ​Climate change, resilience and sustainability will make up half of all smart city objectives by 2020, according to the latest research from Gartner.39 billion units in 2020, representing 20% of all smart city connected things in use.

Emma Watson just found a new, Earth-friendly way to be fabulous

Emma Watson just found a new, Earth-friendly way to be fabulous Emma Watson has slayed basically ever since we first met her.Now she is proving her role-model worthiness once again by completing the Beauty and the Beast press tour clad in completely sustainable outfits, as documented by the new Instagram account The Press Tour.

Is Apple opening the actual best office in the world?

Is Apple opening the actual best office in the world? To honour his memory the theatre at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple says.The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.

Waste not, want not: how one app is pioneering a solution to food wastage in the UK

Waste not, want not: how one app is pioneering a solution to food wastage in the UK Did you know that the restaurant industry throws away 600,000 tonnes of food in the UK every year?The rate at which perfectly edible food is shipped off to landfill sites causes untold harm to our environment, but as with most things nowadays — there’s an app that’s using tech innovation to change the food waste situation.

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap If you can get past the idea of "toilet beer" — think of it like bathtub gin!Southern California beer makers Stone Brewing unveiled their first beer made exclusively from wastewater this month and, based on the feedback they got, it's another winner for the well-decorated brewery.

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.Both potholes and waste plastic are potentially hazardous - uneven road surfaces increase the likelihood of road accidents, whereas plastic lying dormant in landfill sites is harmful to our environment.

These London architects are responsible for some of the world’s most iconic buildings (Paid Content by The UK's Department For International Trade)

These London architects are responsible for some of the world’s most iconic buildings (Paid Content by The UK's Department For International Trade) Some of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline owe their existence to Foster + Partners — 30 St Mary Axe (London's first environmental skyscraper) and City Hall are just two of these.Well-travelled readers will likely have come into contact with a variety of works by Foster + Partners on their journey.

Google data centers: 100% renewable is just the beginning

Google data centers: 100% renewable is just the beginning I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations — including both our data centers and offices.Today, we are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.

An autonomous electric truck startup wants to shake up freight transportation

An autonomous electric truck startup wants to shake up freight transportation There's a new player in the autonomous trucking game, and it's coming out of the gate with some big claims.Swedish transportation company Einride announced its global launch with news that it's working to establish the world's first totally emission-free road transportation system.

Apple Pledges to Quit Using Mined Metals in Its Devices

Apple Pledges to Quit Using Mined Metals in Its Devices Now they’re committing to stop using mined metals altogether.It’s a big leap to make, going from conflict-free to 100% recycled.

Toast Turns Food Waste Into Delicious Beer

Toast Turns Food Waste Into Delicious Beer Here’s the pitch: to brew beer from fresh bread that would otherwise go to waste on a massive scale.According to their Indiegogo page, 33% of all the fresh-baked bread in the United States currently goes to waste.